The tourism industry is driving peace, prosperity and progress around the world but it needs to share its inspirational stories about the good work that is being done.
This is the message David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), gave to delegates gathered at the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) symposium, which was held recently in Johannesburg.
Unbridled tourism growth counters one of tourism key aspirations: cultivating sustainable and peaceful communities. For this reason, tourism growth must be inclusive and tourism must be practised ethically.
These were some of the insights Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, shared on Monday night when addressing the welcome reception ahead of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) symposium, which takes place this week.
Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), will this week visit several iconic sites in South Africa as guests of the Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom.
Both leaders are attending the International Institute for Peace through Tourism symposium this week.
NYLSVLEY NATURE RESERVE; LIMPOPO: MEC for LEDET Seaporo Sekoati to lead the Provincial Wetlands Day celebrations at Nylsvley Nature Reserve in Limpopo on the 6th February 2015, World Wetlands Day is an annual event that commemorates the signing of the Convention on Wetlands which took place on 02 February 1971, in the Iranian City of Ramsar. The Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
LIMPOPO; POLOKWANE: The National Minister of the Department Tourism Hon. Derek Hanekom will embark on an outreach tour of Limpopo. During the tour the Minister will visit key tourism attractions and have interaction with stakeholders and Industry leaders. Your Media House is hereby invited to be part of the media delegation that will part of the outreach tour.
Ms. Mmabogoshi Msiza of Limpopo Guest Manor was announced as the National ETEYA (Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Award) Lilizela Award winner for 2014/15 scooping the R 100 000.00 in prize money as the overall winner. Her product also scooped the inaugural MEC's Choice Award during the Provincial leg of the Lilizela Awards ceremony held on the 3rd September 2014 in Phalaborwa.
PHALABORWA; LIMPOPO: MEC for LEDET, Mr. Separo Sekoati, hereby invites your media house to the 10th edition of the Marula Festival scheduled to take place as follows:
Date: 27th – 28th January 2015
Time: Due to the diverse nature of the festival, kindly refer to the events calendar for the various events.
Venue : Phalaborwa
Ten years after it began with a mere 500 people in 2006 when it was launched, Marula Festival is to date an enormous brand to be reckoned with. The Festival is also part of government’s priority of rural development. Over the past three years, the Festival has attracted more than 30 000 revelers from most parts of the country including South Africa’s neighbouring SADC countries.
South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 40% discount to new, short notice reservations for selected Wilderness Trails in the Kruger National Park.
The discounted rates apply to the following trails:
LIMPOPO; POLOKWANE: Limpopo Tourism Agency Chairperson of the Board Mr. Mashilo Matsetela and Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr. Bibi Kotsedi, will launch the 2014 Tourism Festive Campaign at the Mapungubwe Jazz Festival, scheduled to take place as follows:
Date : 13th December 2014
Time : 14H00
Venue : Polokwane Cricket Club; Limpopo Tourism Agency Marquee.
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