EASTERN CAPE - Minister of Tourism, Mr. Derek Hanekom, will host the annual Public Lecture at the Walter Sisulu University (Mthatha campus) themed: “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”.
Premised on the 2018 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) theme for World Tourism Day, the Public Lecture will explore the impact of digital transformation on the demand and supply of tourism services and products - with a particular focus on small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs).
Industry leaders, academics and policy makers will be among the guests who will engage and share best practices on how to leverage on digital transformation to drive inclusive and sustainable tourism growth. SMMEs who form part of the Eastern Cape tourism value chain will also be in attendance to exhibit products unique to the province.
The 2018 Tourism Public lecture is hosted in collaboration with the Walter Sisulu University (Mthatha Campus), the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (DEDEA) and its marketing entity the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA).
The event takes place aptly in the Eastern Cape Province as the country celebrates Tourism and Heritage Month this September, and the centenaries of former President Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu.
MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
TOURISM PUBLIC LECTURE
Date: 18 September 2018Time: 08h30 – 14h00Venue: Walter Sisulu University (Mthatha) – Eastern Cape Province
LIVE STREAMING OF TOURISM PUBLIC LECTURE
The Department Tourism will stream the Public Lecture live on Tourism Update. The Live stream will enable viewers to participate in the dialogue in real-time on 18 September 2018. Visit www.tourismupdate.co.za for more information on how to participate.
Kindly confirm your attendance no later than 14 September 2018 to:
Department of Tourism:
Ms. Sindi ZwaneTel: 012 444 6612 / 081 267 4665 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walter Sisulu University:
Ms. Mathabo Hendricks Tel: 043 702 9393 / 071 370 6576 Email: email@example.com
Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency:
Ms. Oyanga Ngalika Tel: 043 492 0713 / 079 891 8624 Email: Oyanga.Ngalika@ecpta.co.za