World Tourism Day: “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”

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World Tourism Day is celebrated annually on 27 September and its related activities are aimed at raising awareness among the international and local community about the importance of tourism and its social, environmental and economic values. 

The Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, together with the Central University of Technology, will host the Tourism Month Public Lecture under the theme Tourism for Inclusive Growth.

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 days of glory while operating under the new normal.

The expert panel members will be unpacking the theme and also discuss and deliberate on the impact of Covid-19 in the Free State tourism sector.

The Deputy Minister for Department of Tourism, 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.

Complied by Justine Fortuin