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
An invitation to launch and celebrate Axinene Ari Vava sustainable textile project Please join us to welcome our special guests Wacy Zacarias and Djamila de Sousa, the artists from Karingana Textiles who will be providing the creative training for the Axinene project. This project has been been made possible by generous donations by individuals from … Continue reading Invitation
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
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
On the 27th of September every year, the world celebrates the World Tourism Day. The reason for World Tourism Day is to cultivate and create awareness among the society globally on the significance of tourism, and it’s social, political, financial and also cultural worth and value. The occasion tries to address common difficulties stated by the United Nations … Continue reading World Tourism Day coming soon
Last week we contacted a cruise ship company (won’t say which one) about their awful description of Ilha de Mozambique. In their online description of Ilha they said “… as you approach from the sea the island is unimpressive”. Really? “Unimpressive” are they joking? So, not impressed by the 1870’s Goa lighthouse perched on the … Continue reading “unimpressive” really?
Special safety meeting Ilha de Mozambique has an increasing number of small boat operators taking passengers to sea, either to see the whales or to picnic on nearby islands. At a meeting called following 2 incidents last week, the Capitania laid out the rules and warned that under his control things will be tightened up. … Continue reading Safety at sea, getting serious
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
Mention that you run a tourism business and it wont be long before the term ‘over tourism’ pops up. This is not a bad thing, we certainly need to confront the issue that everyone’s talking about. Here are 3 articles that challenge the way we look at the negative impacts of tourism and offer more … Continue reading Strategies for managing tourism growth
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.