Sumary of Namibia: Tour Operators Unhappy Over Hiked Park Fees:
- WALVIS Bay and Swakopmund tour operators at Sandwich Harbour and Namib-Naukluft Park and surroundings are disgruntled over the increase in national park entry fees announced by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism earlier this year.
- for the development of national parks such as the Etosha National Park, which needs a fence,” Muyunda said at the meeting.
- This will obviously discourage locals from visiting the parks, and will also make local tour packages unaffordable,” he said.
- He asked the ministry to give tour operators a six-month grace period to inform their international agencies on the price increase and to requote them.