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Namibia Tourism Board (e) Definitions

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Namibia Tourism Board (e) Definitions

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Definition of Types of Tourism Operators:

Activity Operators means persons conducting business to provide recreational facilities, equipment and training to tourists in relation to tourist-related activities such as horse riding, air-ballooning, boat trips, dolphin cruises, white-water rafting, quad biking or other similar activities.

The requirements for registration and the obligations to be complied with by registered operators are as prescribed in Annexe 2

Air Charter Operators means persons conducting business by provided non-scheduled air flight service to tourists for scenic tours, transport to tourist destinations for other recreational purposes, either with or without the provision of the services of a pilot.

The requirements for registration and the obligations to be complied with by registered operators are as prescribed in Annexe 3

Booking Agents Means persons conducting business by providing services for making bookings or reservations for travel by air, road or sea or for accommodation at hotels or other accommodation establishments on behalf of tourists or any sector of the tourism industry.

The requirements for registration and the obligations to be complied with by registered operators are as prescribed in Annexe 4

Conference-Centre Operators means persons conducting business by providing facilities, equipment and services for the holding of conferences, not being a facility that form part of and is conducted by a registered accommodation establishment;

The requirements for registration and the obligations to be complied with by registered operators are as prescribed in Annexe 5

Foreign Tour Operators means persons conducting business from a base elsewhere than in Namibia and providing services for bringing tourists from a foreign country to tourist destinations within Namibia.

The requirements for registration and the obligations to be complied with by registered operators are as prescribed in Annexe 6

Shuttle and Transport Service Operators means persons conducting business for providing services for transporting tourists.

The requirements for registration and the obligations to be complied with by registered operators are as prescribed in Annexe 7

Tour Facilitators means persons conducting business for providing services for planning and arranging all-inclusive tour packages for tourists, either fixed tour programmes or customised tour programmes to suit the preferences of individual tourists, with respect to itinerary, destinations and accommodation and if provision for the transportation of clients is included, such transportation is provided by means of motor vehicles specially hired for the particular purpose by the tour facilitator or provided by a tour and safari operator with whom arrangements have been made by the facilitator for transportation the clients.

The requirements for registration and the obligations to be complied with by registered operators are as prescribed in Annexe 8

Tour and Safari Operators means persons conducting business from a base in Namibia by providing services for the planning and arranging of a combination of various tourist-related services as a cohesive programme for purchase directly from the operator or through a booking agent and includes services and facilities such as sightseeing tours, transport to tourist destinations, guides and meals, as well as the provision of accommodation to clients for the duration of a tour in facilities provided by the operator or in registered accommodation establishments.

The requirements for registration and the obligations to be complied with by registered operators are as prescribed in Annexe 9

Trophy Hunting Operators means persons conducting business by providing services and facilities to tourists for hunting game for trophy purposes

The requirements for registration and the obligations to be complied with by registered operators are as prescribed in Annexe 10

Vehicle Rental Operators means persons conducting business by providing services to tourists for hiring motor vehicles for travel, either with without inclusion of the services of a driver to operate the vehicle

The requirements for registration and the obligations to be complied with by registered operators are as prescribed in Annexe 11

Other Definitions:

Aircraft means airborne craft whatever type, whether self-propelled or not, and includes hovercraft and hot-air balloons;

Approved form means a form approved in terms of regulation 2;

First Aid Kit means a portable container which is

(a) water and dust proof; and

(b) stocked with adequate and non-expired medical supplies, equipment and remedies reasonably required for giving first-aid treatment in any injury or other emergency situation, in particular situations likely to arise from the risks and dangers inherent to a particular activity offered by a regulated business.

Recognised First Aid Certificate  means a first-aid certificate issued after examination by a body or institution approved as a competent authority in terms of the regulations relating to health and safety made under the Labour Act, 1992 (Act No. 6 of 1992) or any other body or institution approved by the Minister with the concurrence of the Minister responsible for health.

Operator in relation to a regulated business means the person

(a) by who or on whose behalf the regulated business is conducted or is to be conducted, whatever the nature or extent of that person’s interest in the business may be; or

(b) who for the time being receives, or is entitled to receive, the proceeds of the profits arising from the regulated business

Registered accommodation establishment means an accommodation establishment registered under section 20 of the Act;

Registered Insurer means a company registered as an insurer under the Short term Insurance Act, 1998 (Act No. of 1998 ) or the Long-term Insurance Act, 1998 (Act No 5 of 1998);

Regulated Business means a business falling within a sector of the tourism industry which has been declared a regulated sector under section 23 of the Act;

Road Traffic and Transport Act means the Road Traffic and Transport Act, 1999 (Act No. 22 of 1999)

The Act means the Namibia Tourism Board Act, 2000 (Act No. 21 of 2000)

Vehicle means any conveyance which can be used for the conveyance of persons or goods on land, whether self-propelled or not;

Vessel means any water-navigable craft any type, whether self-propelled or not.

 

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