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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

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?