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.”


(No Like Yet)

Related Posts

Tags:

Comments are closed.

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

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 03 ITB Asia 2021
  • 08 iitm 2021
  • 12 ttfotm 2021
  • 15 MENA 2021
  • 18 globalwellnesssummit  21
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. TTF Ahmedabad

      September 23 - September 25
    2. TTF Mumbai

      September 29 - October 1
    3. EXPOVACACIONES 2021

      October 1 - October 3
    4. DESTINATION HABITAT – LES ROUSSES 2021

      October 1 - October 3
    5. EXPOVACACIONES 2021

      October 1 - October 3
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com