The Hospitality Association of Namibia reports that statistics gathered from their members shows that July, usually the first month of Namibia’s tourism high season, which last year boasted an almost 60% occupancy rate, this year recorded occupancy of only 7,34%. Association CEO Gitta Paetzold said July does however show a little ray of hope, as it was a slight increase on the 7,18% room occupancy recorded in June, and the 5,91% achieved in May but insisted that it was not enough to save the industry and that borders need to be allowed to open for that.