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Whale festival new annual fixture in Ilha’s packed events calendar

Blue Zissou is pleased to announce that the Ilha de Mozambique whale festival will be held again in 2020 after the successful launch this year. The event will begin on the 25thJuly 2020 to welcome the whales as they complete their 5000km migration from the Antarctic to give birth in the warm waters around Ilha. … Continue reading Whale festival new annual fixture in Ilha’s packed events calendar

Travellers set to enjoy bush and island safaris on one trip

The journeys of travellers in Mozambique keen to enjoy both bush and island safaris are set to be made easier under a new initiative by leading responsible tour operators. Blue Zissou’s sister company Ilha Blue and Gorongosa National Park have agreed to work together to meet the aspirations of intrepid travellers who want to combine … Continue reading Travellers set to enjoy bush and island safaris on one trip

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

Ditching the quick city break and re-embracing the two-week holiday instead.

This idea being put forward by travel professionals as a way to reduce the carbon produced by flying. The maths is simple, turn three long weekends in Barcelona, Vienna and Rome into one two-week holiday to Catalonia and you’ve already cut your emissions by two thirds. But what will this mean for Africa? Is four … Continue reading Ditching the quick city break and re-embracing the two-week holiday instead.

Even with Millions of Dollars to spend on marketing campaigns, tourism bodies don’t always get it right

Tourism Australia’s new $38million campaign “philausophy” has landed with a thump and industry opinion is divided. In light of this Guardian Australia has compiled an amusing list of the best, worst and most baffling Australian tourism ads of recent years, both state and national. From “Where the bloody hell are you” to the big ball … Continue reading Even with Millions of Dollars to spend on marketing campaigns, tourism bodies don’t always get it right

Building resilience in the face of climate change

For many Mozambican tourism operators 2019 will go on the record as one of the most disappointing years yet. Just when it seemed that tourism was finally beginning to justify all the time and effort that operators had invested, along comes cyclones Idai and Kenneth leaving devastation in their wake. Add to this the unrest … Continue reading Building resilience in the face of climate change

Deloittes were delighted!

All good businesses know how important it is to ‘get out of the office’ in order to find the best direction, set goals and work on strategies for the future. Deloittes Moçambique with Blackslope SA, chose Ilha de Moçambique and Blue Zissou for their recent strategic offsite. Accommodation provided by Feitoria Boutique hotel. Tailor made … Continue reading Deloittes were delighted!