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Its happening! Expedition ships are back.

Everything is coming together for the Silversea’s Silver Explorer with up to 144 passengers to make a call to Ilha de Mozambique in April. This is the first ship since February 2020 and we are very excited, after a 2 year hiatus international tourism is coming back. Lets hope that this is the first of … Continue reading Its happening! Expedition ships are back.

Tourism leaders call for urgent action to protect the oceans

Brest, France, 11 February 2022 Tourism’s central role in advancing the Blue Economy was highlighted as UNWTO chaired a special session and joined a Heads of State panel at the One Ocean Summit, hosted by the French Presidency this week. In a session on “Tourism in the Blue Economy” co-hosted with the United Nations Environment … Continue reading Tourism leaders call for urgent action to protect the oceans

The first expedition ship in 2 years.

Exciting news! Blue Zissou have been told to prepare for an expedition cruise ship in April 2022. The imminent return of expedition cruise ships to Mozambique is a sign that tourism is bouncing back. Silversea’s Silver Explorer is scheduled to call to Ilha De Mozambique in April as part of a Cape Town to Zanzibar … Continue reading The first expedition ship in 2 years.

Developing new business in Australia

Transition and change – Blue Zissou supporting social enterprise in Mozambique and developing new business ideas in Australia. AN ETHICAL PARTNERSHIP Blue Zissou was founded in 2016, it evolved out of Ilha Blue a social enterprise based in Mozambique. To the founders it was a logical progression. Ilha Blue was very successful but like all … Continue reading Developing new business in Australia

The future is Expedition cruising

The luxury expedition cruise sector is predicted to bounce back from the pandemic, sooner and with even more customer demand than ever before. When this happens (fingers crossed in the next 6 to 12 months) Blue Zissou will be ready, even at short notice, to provide destination advice and bespoke shore excursions tailored to meet … Continue reading The future is Expedition cruising

It’s now or never for DMOs/DMCs: stay RELEVANT stay Resilient

Lets get to work Destination Think’s Frank Cuypers recently delivered a keynote called “Adapt or die: it’s now or never.” Frank spoke about the crisis or relevance facing destination marketing organizations (DMOs/DMCs), something that has been compounded during the COVID-19 Pandemic Ilha de Mozambique like many tourism destinations doesn’t have a funded DMO/DMC, so it … Continue reading It’s now or never for DMOs/DMCs: stay RELEVANT stay Resilient

It’s now or never for DMOs/DMCs: Stay RELEVANT and RESILIENT

Get to work Destination Think’s Frank Cuypers recently delivered a keynote called “Adapt or die: It’s now or never”. Frank spoke about the crisis of relevance facing destination marketing organizations (DMOs/DMCs), something that has been compounded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ilha de Mozambique, like many other destinations, doesn’t have a funded DMO/DMC and so it … Continue reading It’s now or never for DMOs/DMCs: Stay RELEVANT and RESILIENT

A conservation first : Tourism operators join forces to protect our Humpback Whales

A breakthrough in whale conservation. This year 5 of Ilha’s accommodationproviders are partnering with Ilha Blue to promote responsible whale watching.And Blue Zissou is proud to be playing an important part in pulling this alltogether In the last 5 years the importance of Ilha de Mozambique as a humpback whalebirthing site has gained international recognition. … Continue reading A conservation first : Tourism operators join forces to protect our Humpback Whales

Ilha de Mozambique: our strategy for staying ahead in difficult times

The pandemic has brought international tourism to a standstill, and here on Ilha we are really feeling the pinch. Our strategy for staying ahead at this difficult time is to attract more Mozambicans as well as those foreigners who are still in country.  Isn’t this the same strategy that every Mozambican destination is trying? Yes, … Continue reading Ilha de Mozambique: our strategy for staying ahead in difficult times