Drawing inspirations from the 2017 United Nations World
Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) World Tourism Day theme “Sustainable Tourism – a
tool for development, researchers - from the Tshwane University of Technology
(TUT) and the University of Mpumalanga - will provide insight on how South
Africa can utilise responsible tourism practices as a tool to develop a
It is envisioned that the lecture will give key industry a
better understanding of the impact of travel and tourism on society and the
environment, and be empowered to employ responsible tourism practices that will
encourage radical socio- economic transformation in the sector.
Tourism Stakeholders and the Mpumalanga community will join
the world in celebrating World Tourism Day on the 27 September 2017.
Festivities will be held under the I Do Tourism Sustainably banner in a bid to
encourage domestic travel.
World Tourism Day (WTD) is an annual United Nations World
Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) event that is celebrated on the 27th of September
throughout the world.
Its purpose is to foster awareness among communities about
the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic
Members of the media are invited to attend as follows:
Minister's Public Lecture
Date: Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Venue: University Of Mpumalanga – Nelspruit
Time : 07:45 for 08:00
World Tourism Day (Wtd) Celebrations
Date : Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Venue : Kanyamazane Stadium – Nelspruit Mpumalanga
Time : 11:00 to 16:00
Kindly confirm your attendance by no later than 15 September 2017
Ms Sindi Zwane Tel: 012 444
Mr Thapelo MohaleTel: 012 444 6619E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org