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Botswana Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. The massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its fossilized river valleys and undulating grasslands, is home to numerous animals including giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs.

The International Day of The African Child: Join the Party Virtually!

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- June 15, 2020 00:47

The African Tourism Board wants the world to join the party. The party is about the International Day of the African Child. It''s both a serious discussion with leaders, but ... Read More

Russia and Botswana go visa-free on October 8

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 3, 2019 22:38

An intergovernmental visa waiver agreement between Russia and Botswana, signed by foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov and Unity Dow on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June ... Read More

Qatar Airways announces direct flights to Gaborone, Botswana

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2019 15:18

Qatar Airways announced the launch of its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October 2019. The capital and largest city of Botswana will be the airline’s first destination in ... Read More

Botswana trophy hunting poached 385 elephants

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 18, 2019 08:40

At least 385 elephants were poached in the last year, however the Botswana government has just set an annual quota of 400 elephants to be killed by trophy hunters and ... Read More

Botswana becomes 19th African country to decriminalize homosexuality

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 17:25

In a highly-anticipated verdict, High Court of Botswana on Tuesday ruled to decriminalize homosexuality, which is outlawed under the country’s 1965 penal code. Thus, Botswana becomes the 19th country on ... Read More

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:24

Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation, and Tourism announced the ban overturn on Elephant Hunting in a Facebook statement and said the decision had come after a lengthy consultation ... Read More

Botswana tourism now accounts for one in seven dollars in the economy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 16:31

Botswana’s Travel & Tourism economy grew 3.4% to exceed $2.5 billion in 2018, and now contributes nearly one in every seven dollars in the country’s economy, according to the World ... Read More

Botswana tourism now accounts for one in seven of all dollars in the economy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019 06:49

Botswana’s Travel & Tourism economy grew 3.4% to exceed $2.5 billion in 2018, and now contributes nearly one in every seven dollars in the country’s economy, according to the World ... Read More

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:17

Botswana’s proposals to lift its hunting ban and to introduce elephant culling has fuelled political posturing, denials, misinformation, and lobbying from pro hunting and culling groups. But what does the ... Read More

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines

editor editor- February 26, 2019 13:53

The results of the recent and most extensive elephant population survey of Botswana estimates the country’s population at 126,000 elephants, a further decline from 131,600 reported in 2014. The report ... Read More

WTTC welcomes Botswana Tourism Organization as new Destination Partner

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 22, 2018 07:10

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today welcomes Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO), as its newest Member and the first Destination Partner from Africa. BTO joins peers from tourism authorities ... Read More

Botswana: A go-to destination for safari

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- October 13, 2018 11:18

Know Before You Go When considering a safari holiday in Botswana, one of the first questions asked, “Is It Safe?” Travel.state.gov advises visitors to exercise “normal” precautions while traveling in ... Read More

Botswana: Safari adventures for the rich (and famous?)

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- May 5, 2018 20:02

Botswana recently reached celebrity status when it was revealed that Prince Harry presented Meghan Markle with an engagement ring from this African country at a (rumored) remote safari camp in ... Read More

UNWTO: Botswana hosts International Symposium and Annual Conference of 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2017 16:17

Kasane, capital of Chobe District in Botswana, hosted tourism stakeholders to exchange experiences and knowledge of innovative approaches to enhance tourism and conservation planning, financing and marketing. Under the theme ... Read More

UNWTO promotes the role of media as advocates of wildlife tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 8, 2017 17:35

The workshop held in Kasane is the second activity of this type in the framework of the UNWTO/Chimelong Program Read More

SADC Secretariat to support RETOSA on tourism destination marketing strategy

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 3, 2017 11:26

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat in Gaborone, Botswana has agreed to fully support and actively assist the Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA) to establish partnerships and ... Read More

Luxury tourist train heads for the tip of Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- July 20, 2017 02:04

Popularly known as Pride of Africa, the Rovos Rail tourist luxury train left Tanzania’s commercial city of Dar es Salaam to Cape Town at mid-day on Tuesday, snaking through amazing ... Read More

Bushmeat hunting threatens tourism in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2017 08:49

  The threat posed by illegal bushmeat hunting to the Okavango Delta‘s tourism industry  in Botswana has been exposed in a recently published report. Botswana is not normally associated with ... Read More

Botswana introduces new Tourism Development Levy

editor editor- May 3, 2017 02:38

South African Airways has advised its customers traveling to Botswana that the country’s government is introducing a new Tourism Development Levy. The new levy of $US30 is applicable from June ... Read More

WTTC: Tomorrow’s destination is Botswana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 27, 2017 09:16

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce the Winners of the 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards celebrate inspirational, world-changing tourism initiatives ... Read More

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