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LOCAL TOURISM INDUSTRY PICKS UP DESPITE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

By Aamon Butao The Malawi Tourism Council the country is witnessing a pick in business despite travel restrictions for foreign tourists. According to the council’s Chairperson Jones Malili, the country’s tourism sector is now heavily reliant on domestic tourists. "For the past 3 months, business has been going on well but  optimistic business will resume […]Read More

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM WANTS SUSPENSION OF TOURISM LEVY LIFTED

By Aamon Butao The Department of Tourism has called on The Treasury to resume implementation of the 1% Tourism Levy. Treasury ordered brief suspension of the levy last year to cushion tourism operators from the impact of Covid-19. Annually, K300 Million revenue is collected from the tourism levy.   Speaking during a media workshop on […]Read More

MALAWI SHORES UP SUPPORT FOR DOMESTIC TOURISM AS COVID-19 BITES

By Ian Soko The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife says domestic tourism remains Malawi’s untapped resource whose potential has been visible for all to see in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With foreign travel restricted in many countries, Malawi’s tourism industry has been dealt a huge blow as the sector has for a long […]Read More

PRIVATE BEACH OPERATORS GIVE IN TO CALLS TO OPEN UP

By Esther Manduwa Months after warning private beach operators to open up their businesses to locals, Minister of Tourism, Culture And Wildlife says the call has been heeded. Michael Usi said compliance have been resounding giving more chance to Malawians to visit tourist destinations along its vast shoreline.  Usi said his Ministry is collaborating with […]Read More

MPS COMMITS TO PROTECTING WILDLIFE

By Jecina Chikwelete The Malawi Police Service has reiterated its commitment to combat wildlife crimes.  The law enforcement agency’s stand comes as cases of illegal ivory and Pangolin trade are rising. Director of Human Resource and Development at the Malawi Police Service Commissioner Stain Kaliza said illegal wildlife trade is a very serious crime and […]Read More

13 BILLION KWACHA LOST MONTHLY DUE TO COVID-19

Reported by Aamon Butao Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Wildlife has disclosed that Covid-19 is costing the country money amounting to Thirteen Billion Kwacha each month. Minister responsible, Michael Usi was speaking when Malawi joined the rest of the international community on Sunday in cerebrating World Tourism Day. According to Usi, the […]Read More

MTC WORRIES OVER BUDGET SNUB

The Malawi Tourism Council has expressed concern over the omission of the tourism industry as a growth sector in the 2020/2021 national budget. Speaking to Timveni, council chairperson Jones Malili said the tourism sector requires top priority to drive the economy. Meanwhile, Malili says the council will sit down with government to consider providing financial […]Read More

COVID-19 CRIPPLES THE TOURISM SECTOR

The Malawi Tourism Council says this year’s tourism month will be a loss due to Covid-19.                                      figure 1: some of the eye catching fish found in Lake Malawi The council’s Chairperson Jones Malili said this in an […]Read More