Cruise tourism Development in Eastern and Southern Africa (ocean and lake destinations)

Office: Horwath HTL

Location: Eastern and Southern Africa

Scope of Work: The overall objectives of this assignment was to streamline the procedures and processes of handling cruise ships in the region with a view to promoting cruise tourism in the Eastern and Southern African region throughout all water bodies, from ocean shores to lakes.

  • Identify deficiencies in legal and regulatory frameworks.
  • Harmonization of regional regulations and legislations.
  • Provide uniformity in the service provision in the region.
  • Developing structured standards and clear guidelines to coordinate regional activities.
  • Promotion of cruise shipping in the region and enhance marketing efforts.
  • Strengthen partnerships with EU cruise stakeholders by providing a strategic master plan.
  • Information system will be strengthened among the stakeholders.
  • Support facilities and infrastructure, such as airports, hotels, transportation, and security in addition to smooth handling of the vessels will be improved in the strategic concept.

Description of Project:

  • Attend initial briefings with PMAESA and tourism Cruise conference in Durban.
  • Port visits to key itineraries in Africa, interviews and data collection.
  • Draft report including institutional programs, policies and interventions in cruise development, framework of funding, stakeholder workshop, findings and final report
  • Draft recommended guidelines, definitions and conventions for common use by PMAESA members. Draft framework for collation of cruise statistics.

Project Status: May 2011 to October 2011