Fenata reforms and elects new EXCO

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By Staff Reporter

WINDHOEK – Members of the Federation of Namibian Tourism Associations (Fenata) have all voted for the federation to be run through strong and direct input and support from member associations, who have offered to take over the operational and administrative costs and services, allowing the Fenata Executive to focus on the real and pertinent issues of concern for the tourism industry.

The members took the decision at the annual general meeting that took place on 19 July.

The meeting also elected new members to the executive committee, comprising of Werner Beddies as chairman, Dietlinde Mueller as vice-chairperson, Rudie Putter former chairman, Roswitha Lowe as secretary, Jürgen Rannersmann as treasurer, and Owen Sievertsen and Ronald Motsang as additional members.

“To assist Fenata with administrative and operational services, the chief executive officer and office administrators of the three larger associations – Hospitality Association of Namibia, Namibia Professional Hunters Association and Tour and Safari Association of Namibia – have been co-opted onto the Fenata Executive to ensure continuity and administrative strengthening of Fenata as an organisation,” the federation said in a statement.

Fenata members are the Association for Namibian Travel Agents, Bed & Breakfast Association of Namibia, Car Rental Association of Namibia, Emerging Tourism Enterprise Association, Hospitality Association of Namibia, Namibian Association for Protected Desert Areas, Namibia Professional Hunters Association, Namibian Academy for Tourism & Hospitality, Tour Guides Association of Namibia, Tour & Safari Association of Namibia.

The statement also says the federation “is keen to extend a hand of partnership to businesses such as Air Namibia, Namibia Wildlife Resorts and other important enterprises to ensure that together, Namibia’s tourism stakeholders will ensure that Namibia becomes the destination of choice for all major international tourism markets.”