Category: Botswana travel news

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!
African Tourism Board News

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

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- June 15, 2020

The African Tourism Board wants the world to join the party. The party is about the International Day of the ... Read More

Russia and Botswana go visa-free on October 8
Breaking Travel News

Russia and Botswana go visa-free on October 8

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 3, 2019

An intergovernmental visa waiver agreement between Russia and Botswana, signed by foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov and Unity Dow on the ... Read More

Qatar Airways announces direct flights to Gaborone, Botswana
Airline News

Qatar Airways announces direct flights to Gaborone, Botswana

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2019

Qatar Airways announced the launch of its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October 2019. The capital and largest ... Read More

Botswana trophy hunting poached 385 elephants
Breaking Travel News

Botswana trophy hunting poached 385 elephants

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 18, 2019

At least 385 elephants were poached in the last year, however the Botswana government has just set an annual quota ... Read More

Botswana becomes 19th African country to decriminalize homosexuality
LGBTQ

Botswana becomes 19th African country to decriminalize homosexuality

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019

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

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting
Breaking Travel News

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019

Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation, and Tourism announced the ban overturn on Elephant Hunting in a Facebook statement ... Read More

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019

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

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019

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

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk
Responsible Tourism News

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019

Botswana’s proposals to lift its hunting ban and to introduce elephant culling has fuelled political posturing, denials, misinformation, and lobbying ... Read More

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines
Breaking Travel News

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines

editor editor- February 26, 2019

The results of the recent and most extensive elephant population survey of Botswana estimates the country’s population at 126,000 elephants, ... Read More

WTTC welcomes Botswana Tourism Organization as new Destination Partner
Travel Associations News

WTTC welcomes Botswana Tourism Organization as new Destination Partner

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 22, 2018

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today welcomes Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO), as its newest Member and the first ... Read More

Botswana: A go-to destination for safari
Breaking Travel News

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

Know Before You Go When considering a safari holiday in Botswana, one of the first questions asked, “Is It Safe?” ... Read More

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

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

Botswana recently reached celebrity status when it was revealed that Prince Harry presented Meghan Markle with an engagement ring from ... Read More

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

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2017

Kasane, capital of Chobe District in Botswana, hosted tourism stakeholders to exchange experiences and knowledge of innovative approaches to enhance ... Read More

UNWTO promotes the role of media as advocates of wildlife tourism
Meeting Industry News

UNWTO promotes the role of media as advocates of wildlife tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 8, 2017

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
Travel Associations News

SADC Secretariat to support RETOSA on tourism destination marketing strategy

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 3, 2017

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat in Gaborone, Botswana has agreed to fully support and actively assist the Regional ... Read More

Luxury tourist train heads for the tip of Africa
Luxury Travel News

Luxury tourist train heads for the tip of Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- July 20, 2017

Popularly known as Pride of Africa, the Rovos Rail tourist luxury train left Tanzania’s commercial city of Dar es Salaam ... Read More

Bushmeat hunting threatens tourism in Botswana’s Okavango Delta
Botswana travel news

Bushmeat hunting threatens tourism in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2017

  The threat posed by illegal bushmeat hunting to the Okavango Delta‘s tourism industry  in Botswana has been exposed in ... Read More

Botswana introduces new Tourism Development Levy
Botswana travel news

Botswana introduces new Tourism Development Levy

editor editor- May 3, 2017

South African Airways has advised its customers traveling to Botswana that the country’s government is introducing a new Tourism Development ... Read More

WTTC: Tomorrow’s destination is Botswana
Travel Associations News

WTTC: Tomorrow’s destination is Botswana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 27, 2017

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce the Winners of the 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. ... Read More