thepoll
Poll: What percentage of air tickets are paid for by card?
0% to 25% card payments
25% to 50% card payments
50% to 75% card payments
75% to 100% card payments

Submit
NewsArticle
Namibia demands Airbnb hosts register Today's News


Print   Send to a friend

Airbnb has come under the spotlight in recent weeks, with the City of Cape Town calling for further regulations to be implemented, and now Namibia has followed suit.

Windhoek (Reuters) reported that the Namibia government said that local home owners listed on Airbnb are at risk of imprisonment if they fail to register with the tourism regulatory body before the end of 2017.

Government says this is made clear in the Act of Parliament, Act 21 of 2000, which established the Namibia Tourism Board. Section 20 (1) provides that any person who intends to run an accommodation establishment must apply to the board for registration. The Act came into force in 2004; therefore, any person who provides accommodation to any paying guest is obligated to register with the regulator (The Tourism Board).

Section 19 of the Namibia Tourism Board Act provides that any person who provides accommodation to a tourist in an accommodation establishment which is not registered under Section 20, commits an offence, and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding N$20 000 (R20 000) or to imprisonment, not exceeding two years, or both.

Bonnie Mbidzo, head: industry services for Namibia Tourism Board said: “The Namibia Tourism Board is not against Airbnb but we are encouraging all citizens to comply with the laws regulating accommodation for paying guests.”. 

Today's News



comments powered by Disqus
Today'sNews
 latest  previous
TNW wants your festive season photos!
Do you want to stand a chance of having your...
New premium lounge for Heathrow
Plaza Premium Lounge has opened a new 465sqm...
Major renovation for Lusaka hotel
The InterContinental Hotel Lusaka is undergoing a...
CPT ‘Day Zero’ pushed out
‘Day Zero’ – the day CPT will run out of water...
Emirates upgrades private suites
Emirates has unveiled new First Class private...
Poll: What percentage of air tickets are paid for by card?
We would like to know what percentage of air...