The founding father of Namibia and former president Sam Nujoma has urged the country to highlight the importance of culture, arts and heritage in tourism development.

In a speech read on his behalf by former Prime Minister Nahas Angula on Wednesday at the World Tourism Day celebrations, Nujoma said the country has much to offer and much to gain from cultural tourism as cultural tourists tend to spend more than standard tourists.

“Cultural tourism allows the tourists to engage with Namibia’s culture, specifically the lifestyles across our geographical areas, the history of our people, our art, our architecture, our spirituality, our heritage and other elements that helped shape our way of life and that which makes us Namibians,” he said.

The day was celebrated under the theme “tourism begins at home.”

Cultural tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing global tourism markets. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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