Event: Local Government Tourism Conference

Theme: “Tourism Planning is Everybody’s Business”

Date: 03 – 04 April 2017

Venue: Emperors Palace, Kempton Park Gauteng

The Department of Tourism, in partnership with the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and other institutions, is hosting this conference in the context of the broad national and international aspiration for tourism: that sustainable tourism can change our country and our world for the better and improve the lives of people forever.

This is why the theme of this year’s conference is “Tourism Planning is Everybody’s Business”.

We need to place Local Government at the centre of our efforts to grow tourism in a manner that includes more black people, especially our youth, women and people living in rural areas.

The conference is a result of collective deliberations and sector-wide consultations aimed at putting South African tourism on a firm growth trajectory. The theme reinforces the responsibilities of all spheres of government, municipalities and communities in achieving these goals.

The link to the conference page is https://www.tourism.gov.za/CurrentProjects/lgtc2017/Pages/lgtc2017.aspx/