ETEA is the monitoring and supporting body for emerging tourism enterprises. The establishment resulted from the need of an organization which provides the necessary assistance and support to the challenges faced by emerging tourism business in Namibia.
Prior to the establishment of ETEA; Namibia did not have an institution that caters for the specific needs of an emerging tourism business in the tour operating, tour facilitating and activity operator's categories. ETEA is registered with FENATA and is recognized by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. The aim is to compliment the overall tourism sector and thus the membership with the existing tourism bodies is of essence to ensure success of ETEA and to be recognized as a provisional body.