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Russia and Botswana go visa-free on October 8

Russia and Botswana go visa-free on October 8

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

Qatar Airways announces direct flights to Gaborone, Botswana

Qatar Airways announces direct flights to Gaborone, Botswana

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

Botswana trophy hunting poached 385 elephants

Botswana trophy hunting poached 385 elephants

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

Botswana becomes 19th African country to decriminalize homosexuality

Botswana becomes 19th African country to decriminalize homosexuality

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

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

Botswana says yes again to Elephant Hunting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk

Botswana hunting proposal could put its tourism industry at risk

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

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines

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

WTTC welcomes Botswana Tourism Organization as new Destination Partner

WTTC welcomes Botswana Tourism Organization as new Destination Partner

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

Botswana: A go-to destination for safari

Botswana: A go-to destination for safari

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNWTO promotes the role of media as advocates of wildlife tourism

UNWTO promotes the role of media as advocates of wildlife tourism

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

SADC Secretariat to support RETOSA on tourism destination marketing strategy

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

Luxury tourist train heads for the tip of Africa

Luxury tourist train heads for the tip of Africa

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

Bushmeat hunting threatens tourism in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Bushmeat hunting threatens tourism in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

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

Botswana introduces new Tourism Development Levy

Botswana introduces new Tourism Development Levy

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

WTTC: Tomorrow’s destination is Botswana

WTTC: Tomorrow’s destination is Botswana

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