… what to expect
It is that exciting time again when tourism stakeholders make their way to the annual Tourism Expo in the capital’s Show Grounds. Making its 19th appearance, the expo was launched on Wednesday and will run until tomorrow under the theme ‘Safe Travel.’
The expo has preserved a reputation bringing exhibitors and locals from all different walks of life to view everything outside their comfort zones. It is said that the expo brought together a number of 24 000 and the number is expected to increase this year.
While tourism remains vital to the country, the expo has over the years also been seen as a platform and opportunity to forge friendships. On a side walk during the opening day, this publication has seen the famouse beer tend that the expo has been known for.
The beer tend, or rather ‘The Beer Barrel’ it is known has been set up and ready to serve visitors Namibia’s finest beers. What is also evident is the open spaces packed with latest cars from different dealerships. Mazda, Ford, Fiat, Kia, Suzuki, Man, Jeep, Mahindra, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Volkswagen, Toyota, Tata, Hyundai, Iveko, Scania, Audi, Isuzu, Mustang – you name it, it is all there. The expo brings you the opportunity to view out the car that you have always wanted, but all in one place.
As if this is not enough, local remains leker. Naute Kristal Cellar and Distillery presents you Namibia’s original Dry Din to levitate your soul into soothing sea and aroma. Not only that, have a taste of their Date, Dandy, Matisa, Granate, and Brandy – all made in Namibia.
If you are an adventurer and traveler, Safari Den has brought all what you need should you decide to camp, from body wear to everything to make your safari experience comfortable.
Corporate companies and most of your service providers are well represented. So this is your opportunity to rub shoulders and enquire about some of those questions that never got answers.
Namibian towns such as Ongwediva, Swakopmund and Otjiwarongo have also not been left behind. They too have come to market their towns and present to you what the walls outside Windhoek have to offer.
Wineries are the next stop point and it is often another attraction to the expo. Do not forget that Namibia has one of the best biltong too and it is also available there.
Do not forget to have a taste of the traditional cuisine to dine what is truly Namibian. See you there.