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On June 28 President Masisi of the Republic of Botswana and the first lady, together with the minister of international affairs and cooperation, and the minister of minerals and energy, visited the Antwerp World Diamond Centre.

Botswana’s travel and tourism economy grew 3,4 percent to exceed USD2,5 billion in 2018, and now contributes nearly one in every seven dollars in the country’s economy, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) welocmed Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO), as its newest member and the first destination partner from Africa.

Tshekedi Khama, minister of environment, natural resources, conservation and tourism, Botswana, revealed, tourism was flourishing with over two million tourists visiting the country in the past two years, and that tourism could further benefit by game farming.

Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) is planning to build a hotel in the Chobe Park Old Game Scout Camp, revealed Tshekedi Khama, minister, environment, natural resources conservation and tourism.

Local stakeholders anticipate the new Shashe Dam, Tonota, Botswana and similar projects will increase the country’s tourism opportunities.Botswana Tourism Organisation, in partnership with Water Utilities

Botswana’s first diamond museum, The Adrian Gale Diamond Museum, has officially opened. Orapa, where the museum is located, is also the location of one of the world’s largest diamond mines.

Kasane in Botswana, recently hosted tourism stakeholders exchanging knowledge of innovative approaches towards enhancing tourism and conservation planning, financing and marketing.

Some 30 international and local journalists travelled to Kasane, Botswana for a media training workshop to both enhance their knowledge of sustainable tourism and wildlife, and analyse their work’s impact on the issue.

Aiming to move away from traditional energy sources at its 29 lodges and camps, &Beyond has recently installed what is said to be the first of its kind state-of-the-art off-grid electrical micro grid in Botswana.