Become an Ilha travel specialist

We are sending you this special newsletter as a follow-up to the recent #mozambiqueinmyblood webinar on Ilha de Mozambique in which Blue Zissou presented. You will be amazed at the connections that already exist between ‘Ilha’ (pronounced ‘Ilya’) and South Africa, and we’re confident that providing you with more info about the destination, and about … Continue reading Become an Ilha travel specialist

3 amazing things connecting Ilha de Mozambique with South Africa

History: Ilha de Mozambique was the first choice for a Dutch settlement in Africa – long before Cape Colony. The history of Southern African would have unfolded in a very different way had the Dutch succeeded in ousting the Portuguese. Nature: The Humpback whales that you see from South Africa were born in the waters … Continue reading 3 amazing things connecting Ilha de Mozambique with South Africa

Webinar, the next best thing to a trade show

Destination Ilha de Mozambique showcased on the #MOZAMBIQUEINMYBLOOD Webinar 18 June 2020 Blue Zissou was proud to be one of the eight operators to take part in the 4th webinar graciously hosted by Nikki Wiedmann from A Fine Connection. It’s the next best thing to attending a trade show and a hell of a lot … Continue reading Webinar, the next best thing to a trade show

50 Points to consider for a ‘New Normal’ travel industry

Frustratingly, no-one can predict with any certainty when this will end. But what we can do is collectively start to shape some thoughts and vision around what a new normal for the travel industry might look like when this nightmare is over. Travel and tourism strategist Peter Smythe spoke with tour operators and travel and tourism professionals … Continue reading 50 Points to consider for a ‘New Normal’ travel industry

How will your clients travel after the pandemic?

While it’s impossible to predict exactly when the coronavirus crisis will be over, what is clear is that our lives won’t be the same. We asked experts in the industry to predict how travel will be different when we’re out the other side. This is what they had to say. James Thornton, CEO Intrepid GroupTravel … Continue reading How will your clients travel after the pandemic?

Can Ilha de Mozambique thrive without its Ibo destination partner?

Even before Covid-19, tourism operators in the north of Mozambique were facing their biggest challenge in years. For many tourists, a trip to Northern Mozambique wouldn’t be complete without a stay on both Ilha De Mozambique and Ibo. The two are often promoted and sold together by agents. But since the cyclone and ongoing civil … Continue reading Can Ilha de Mozambique thrive without its Ibo destination partner?

How we spent it: the changing face of luxury

The appeal of “stuff” has lessened. Special experiences matter more. It’s why, for instance, LVMH a world leader in quality goods is buying up hotels and building up its leisure portfolio. Tacked on to the search for transformative experiences is the desire to learn. “There’s been a paradigm shift from the search for experiences to reach for something … Continue reading How we spent it: the changing face of luxury

Worlds first fully electric commercial aircraft takes flight in Canada – African skies next?

The world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft has taken its inaugural test flight, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver and flying for 15 minutes.

Africa’s tourism industry now the second fastest growing in the world

Some 67 million tourists visited Africa in 2018, representing a rise of 7% from a year earlier, making Africa the second-fastest growing region when it comes to tourism, after Asia Pacific.   Within Africa the most popular destinations are still Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia, Tanzania, Botswana etc. But Mozambique is on the ascendency, now competitive thanks to … Continue reading Africa’s tourism industry now the second fastest growing in the world