NTB draws out knives for disobedient 'Air BnBs'

January 23, 2018, 6:31pm

With the deadline for the registration of all Air BnB operators having closed on the 31st of December 2017, the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) will start hunting down operators who failed to comply in a bid to drag them before the courts.

Speaking to The Villager, head of Industry Services, Bony Mbidzo remarked that the board will rope in the police force as it pursues after these unregistered accommodation businesses operating in the tourism market.

They face being slapped with a fine of N$20 000 for lack of compliance from this directive although Mbidzo had earlier on told this publication that prosecution was not a route NTB wanted to take but would only do so if forced to.