Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Open Africa North South Tourism Corridor Project meeting

A public meeting about the Open Africa North South Tourism Corridor Project will be held in Maun on July 19th at Maun Lodge. Open Africa makes use of integrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Internet technologies to develop connected tourism routes. Since 1999, 60 such routes have been established, across South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zambia, with three routes in the development stage in Namibia. The development of a tourist route begins when a community agrees to a partnership with Open Africa. Planning workshops follow, and the mapping of the route for inclusion on the project’s web site. The project’s latest initiative plans for some twenty new tourism routes across the length of a ‘corridor’ of nine eco-regions from the Western Cape via Namibia and Botswana to northern Zambia. Contact Ann and Mike Scott, email: ecoserve@iway.na, Mobile 082 950 8135 for more information about the meeting.

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