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?

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

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!

Developing the destination image

It was so good to see the article focusing on Ilha De Mozambique in the latest Skyways inflight magazine. (Airlink. August 2019 edition). However, isn’t it about time we moved away from the tired old ‘land that time forgot’ trope or in this case the ‘out-of-the-way island’ cliché.  I’m not meaning to pick on Airlink, … Continue reading Developing the destination image