South Africa Government

09/15/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/15/2021 03:54

Free State Tourism celebrates 2021 World Tourism Day and Tourism Month, 17 Sept

Tourism Month public lecture

The World Tourism Day and its related activities are aimed at raising awareness among the international and local community about the importance of tourism and it's social, environmental and economic values. 'Tourism for Inclusive Growth' has been adopted by the United Nations Tourism World Organisation (UNTWO) as the theme to celebrate the 2021 World Tourism Day and Tourism Month.

Globally, tourism stakeholders and organisations, as well as government agencies with a special interest in tourism, celebrate Tourism Day on the 27th of September each year through organizing and coordinating of special tourism activities.

To foster stakeholder engagements and partnerships as well as to gain expert industry insights, DESTEA together with the Central University of Technology (CUT) will host the Tourism Month Public Lecture.

The lecture seeks to promote transparent and open dialogues between government and its stakeholders to achieve stability and support the tourism sector to get back to its glory days whilst operating under the new normal.

The expert panel members will be unpacking this year's Tourism Month theme 'Tourism for Inclusive Growth' as well as discussing and deliberating on the impact of COVID-19 in the Free State tourism sector.

The Deputy Minister for Department of Tourism, Honourable Fish Mahlalela will be joined by representatives from the tourism industry, product owners, academics, policy makers and practitioners in order to enhance strategies, planning, programmes and policy decision making within the tourism sector.

Members of the media are invited to attend as follows:
Date: 17 September 2021
Venue: CUT, Hotel School
Time: 09h00 am

Join us on Zoom

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Meeting ID: 995 1636 7374

Passcode: 154898

Live Stream on Facebook

Page: Central University of Technology - Free State-CUT

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Media enquiries:
Buko Gcolotela
Tel: 051 400 4725
E-mail: [email protected](link sends e-mail)