Tourism month in South Africa to be initiated in September

Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

south-africaIn September, the National Department of Tourism in South Africa would initiate a Tourism Month for encouraging South Africans to explore and discover their own country.

SA Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa said, “We aim to use Tourism Month as a vehicle to inspire South Africans to travel in their own beautiful country by promoting domestic travel that is easily accessible, affordable, exciting and often right on their own doorstep.”

2017 was declared the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the UNWTO. Following this, the theme of this year’s Tourism Month is sustainability. The focus would be to promote eco-friendly, inclusive and socially responsible tourism practices for cultural diversity and boost this sector’s contribution to the South African economy.

Xasa said that the Tourism Month would also promote affordable holiday options in all nine provinces, particularly those attracting a lower proportion of holidaymakers.

Xasa added that South Africans could ‘do tourism’ sustainably by using recyclable products, promoting energy efficiency, conserving the natural environment and supporting anti-poaching initiatives. This would make SA attractive for tourists.

To quote Xasa, “Furthermore, by being a welcoming country of smiles and genuine hospitality, we can all play a part in our own prosperity. Tourism is a valuable pillar of many healthy and prosperous societies and by extending a visit to family and friends into a holiday trip, and supporting local entrepreneurs and small businesses, we are all playing a part in developing and enhancing the economy and our people.”


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 03 imexamerica 2018
  • 06 THSA 2018
  • 07 miltcongress 2018
  • 08 theleisureshow 18
  • 09 cibtm 2018
  • 09 Seatrade Cruise Med 2018
  • 10 Digital Travel Summit EU 2018
  • 10 ITE-HCMC 2018
  • 12 Traveldaily 18
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review on