Namibia has placed its trust in the United Nations World Tourism Organisation to revive the local tourism industry, which has been brought to its knees by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nampa reports that this was said by Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta at a dinner with UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili here on Tuesday. He noted that Namibia is home to a range of unique attractions and was made a global destination of choice over recent years, which has grown to provide employment for an estimated 120 000 people and recorded almost 1.6 million tourist arrivals in 2019. Shifeta, however, said the sector was has been brought to the brink of collapse by the COVID-19 pandemic and the year 2020 has reversed the previous positive trends.