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

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

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

Heads Up! Mozambican Whale Watching is set to become big business.

Over the past month, 16 coastal towns South Africa and Mozambique have held festivals to announce the arrival of humpback whales journeying north along the migration route from Antarctica to the warmer waters of Mozambique. This program of festival events has been supported by the World Cetacean Alliance; an international partnership of over 90 businesses, … Continue reading Heads Up! Mozambican Whale Watching is set to become big business.