OVERWHELMING interest in the discussion about insurance and business interruption in the Namibian tourism industry on a virtual platform prompted the organisers to change the format from a meeting to a webinar that will be open to any person with an interest in the matter.
Ryan Woolley, the Chief Executive Officer of ICA, a specialist loss adjustment firm representing over 900 clients in the tourism and hospitality sector against large insurers, both in South Africa and Namibia was invited by the Gondwana Collection and N/a’an ku sê Foundation to participate in the open discussion about the current stalemate between tourism operators and the insurance industry with regards to business interruption claims.
During the webinar, two members of the San community will use the most modern communication technology to share the challenges they face as a result of business interruption and the effect it had on them.
Both N/a’an ku sê and Gondwana will provide insight into Hollard Namibia’s dispute of their business interruption claims and the influence it had on the wider tourism sector, the revival of the economy, and the sustainability of vulnerable communities across the country.
Tourism – with Namibia consistently on the Top 5 list of countries to visit – according to various indexes is a major employer, supports rural communities and consequently, any negative impact on the sector has a significant impact on the economy, jobs, and communities.
Tourism is a critical sector in the Namibian economy and it contributes 15% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product.
Anyone interested to participate in the public webinar scheduled for Wednesday 17 March 2021 from 10:00 – 11:15 must click on the link to register.