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International tourist guiding celebrations 2016
International Tourist Guides' Day 2016

​The Department of Tourism in partnership with SANParks and the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) is hosting the International Tourist Guiding Celebrations at Skukuza, Kruger National Park– Mpumalanga. Themed “building a successful and sustainable tourist guiding sector” the two-day event will provide stakeholders a platform to discuss the importance of building a successful and sustainable tourist guiding sector, and ways of exploring adventure within the Natural and Cultural Context. Discussions will then be followed by a game drive of the Kruger National Park and a bush dinner

Guest speakers:

  • Professor Philip Calcott – Astronomer, World-renowned publisher and Researcher 
    Topic: The South African Night Sky – tapping into our tourism assets

  • Professor Dr Sampson Mamphweli –  Esteemed Author and Researcher
    Topic: Green Economy and Climate Change – the Role of Tourist Guides in Minimising Threats to the Environment

  • Ms Chaeli Mycroft – Accomplished  Quadriplegic Adventurer and Social Activist
    Topic: Adventure Tourism, an Industry perspective

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms. Tokozile Xasa, will present her keynote address at the Gala Dinner.  

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend

Date      :     18 - 19 February 2016
Venue   :     Skukuza, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga
Time      :     Day 1 - 09h00 – 16h30

Game drive and bush dinner: 17:30 - 21:30
Time       :     Day 2 - 09h00 – 13h30

Kindly confirm your attendance by no later than 16 February 2016 to:

Mr Thapelo Mohale                    
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6619                        

Ms. Phatisa Ntlonze
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6625

For further information visit:    
Twitter:  @Tourism_gov_za
Facebook:  Department of Tourism

Issued by The National Department of Tourism