Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr Fish Mahlalela, will visit the Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality in the Free State Province to engage with the spheres of government, including the sector SMMEs on championing the recovery of tourism in general, and the activation of rural tourism in particular in the District
His visit to the District Municipality is spurred by a commitment made by the Department on World Tourism Day (27 September 2020) to leverage, amongst others, on its Rural Tourism Development Strategy to revive the domestic travel market.
The engagement will seek to rally local Government structures and SMMEs to prioritise tourism in their master plans to drive the development of sustainable tourism economies in rural communities.
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STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT SESSION:
Deputy Minister Mahlalela will engage with Provincial and municipal government officials, along with Tourism Trade (Local Business/ Product owners) on the Sector’s recovery plan.
Date: Friday, 16 October 2020Time: 09h00 - 12h00Venue: TBD – Bethlehem – Free State Province
DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT: RURAL TOURISM
The Deputy Minister will take time out to inspect progress on a Destination Development project built by the Department of Tourism at the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. He will also visit the Basotho Cultural Village.
Date: Friday, 16 October 2020rTime: 14h00 - 16h00Venue: Golden Gate Highlands National Park – Free State Province
To RSVP or arrange for a telephonic interview contact the following by Wednesday, 13 October 2020:
Ms. Sindi Zwane (Department of Tourism) Tel: 012 444 6612E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Buko Gcolotela (DESTEA)Tel: 051 400 4725Cell: 073 472 4237E-mail:email@example.com