Seminar on African women’s participation in tourism kicks off

Published on : Thursday, November 30, 2017

Seminar on African women’s participationA two-day seminar on women in tourism themed “Sustainable Tourism: A Tool for Radical Socio-Economic Development for Women,” kicked off in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province on Thursday to promote more active participation of women in the tourism sector. More than 200 women from the African region are participating in the seminar.

 
The delegates will address the challenges of the socio-economic empowerment of women, funding constraints, and the establishment of support structures and incentives.

 
South African Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa urged African women to work together to influence governments’ policies and programs.

 
“Collectively, our active participation can result in a transformed and inclusive industry,” Xasa said.

 
Since its beginning in 2014, the Women in Tourism Conference has been convened annually, with the aim of elevating women in the tourism industry.

 
Over the years, the conference has been recognized as a platform that addresses the socio-economic concerns of women in the tourism sector and the continent as a whole.

 
The conference coincided with the ongoing 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, a worldwide campaign.

 
Conference participants called for greater commitment to enabling safer communities and an equitable tourism industry. This call has won the support from men in the tourism sector, according to Xasa.

 
She said radical social and economic transformation has been prioritized to accelerate the process of empowering South Africans, especially women and the youth, to play a meaningful role in building a sustainable economy.

 
The conference is expected to develop a constitution for the formation of an autonomous body that will drive women empowerment initiatives in the tourism sector.

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