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International Tourist Guiding Celebrations at Robben Island

​The Department of Tourism in partnership with the Robben Island Museum (RIM) will host the International Tourist Guiding Celebrations at Robben Island – Western Cape.   Themed "Peace and Development through Guiding." The two-day event will provide a platform for tourist guides to discuss their role in promoting peace, security and mutual understanding in relation to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Programme highlights:

  • Peace and Security – Role of Tourist Guides [Focus: global security challenges, crisis management]
  • Contribution of Tourism to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • The Root for Mutual Understanding – [Promoting and understanding of cultural diversity]
  • Guiding Groups through Controversy and Complexity
  • Beyond the Learning Individual or Organisation
  • Cross-border Regional Integration.

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms Tokozile Xasa will deliver the keynote address.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend as follows

Date      : Thursday, 2 March to Friday, 3 March 2017 

Venue  : Robben Island – Cape Town

Time      : 07h00 – Registration (Clock Tower – V&A Waterfront)

                : 07h45 – Ferry departs for Robben Island

Kindly confirm your attendance by no later than 21 February 2017 to:

Mr Thapelo Mohale    
012 444 6619    
Ms. Phatisa Ntlonze
012 444 6625