The United Nations World Tourism
Organization (UNWTO) has declared the year 2021-2022 as a year of
“Tourism for Inclusive Growth”. This theme builds forward from the theme
of the year 2020-2021, which was “Tourism and Rural development”, and
resonates well with the transformation goals of our country.
... our focus for this financial year will
be on the tourism sector recovery. Our work will form part of the broad
economic reconstruction and recovery as elaborated in the country’s
Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan (ERRP).
Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko
Kubayi-Ngubane, and Deputy Minister Fish Mahlalela, will deliver the
Tourism Budget Vote highlighting the Department’s vision and strategic
focal points for the 2021/22 financial year. The vote will also expand
on the Tourism Sector Recovery Plan, and initiatives on advancing
transformation and skills development in the sector.
Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, and
Deputy Minister Fish Mahlalela, will deliver the Tourism Budget Vote
highlighting the Department’s vision and strategic focal points for the
2021/22 financial year. The vote will also expand on the Tourism Sector
Recovery Plan, and initiatives on advancing transformation and skills
development in the sector.
The 2020 theme for Tourism Month is
TOURISM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT. This year’s theme was conceptualised, as
a recognition of the important role that tourism plays in the
development of rural communities by way of poverty alleviation,
employment creation and overall stimulation of economic activities
The staff of the Department of Tourism joined the rest of the country in celebrating the Nelson Mandela International Day with the children of the Child Welfare Tshwane Centre in Fountains Valley at the Groenkloof Nature Reserve on Sunday, 17 July 2016, under the theme, “Take action and inspire change”.
The Department of Tourism would like to warn members of the public against an organised syndicate (s) scamming unsuspecting members of the public and claiming to act on behalf of the Department.
The expo is an interactive opportunity between tourism curricula experts, tourism educators and learners and stakeholders to discuss diverse careers available in the sector. It is designed to empower thousands of learners across the country with information on tourism as a career choice through funding opportunities such as learnerships, internships, bursaries and life skills programmes.
In addition to highlighting the opportunities for women and the youth in tourism, the Imbizo will rally the community to take a firm stand against Gender-Based Violence and crime.
#TourismMonth2018 - The picturesque backdrop of the rolling hills where former President Nelson Mandela spent his childhood set the scene as South Africa celebrated World Tourism Day at Luchaba Nature Resort in Mthatha – Eastern Cape Province.
The Sho’t Left Travel Week, this ground-breaking initiative by South African Tourism will see a host of trade partners, airlines, hotel groups and tour operators offering generous discounts during the week starting 24 September 2018.
With days to go before the official Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations, the youth of South Africa gathered in Parliament for the 2018 Nelson Mandela Youth Summit in honour the father of the nation’s legacy.
The South African National Biodiversity Institute, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Department of Tourism, cordially invite you to the launch of the Sisulu Circle at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden.