NEWSLETTER - 15 April 2011

New board, executive at TTA

The TTA announces the new board appointments of Franco Jordan - Chairperson, Prem Gangiah - Vice chairperson and Srinivas Venkatkumar - Treasurer as from April 2011. This move was done after the TTA Annual General meeting that was held end March 2011.

The executive committee still remains the same with a few resignations from Ismail Carr, Sandy Mignot, Craig Allenby and Charl Pretorius in the previous year and the addition of Elsa Daniels from The Voortrekker Monument.

It was decided at the Board meeting following the AGM that if members are interested to serve on the Board of the Association they should send a motivation to the TTA for co-opting in the next Board meeting. These latest moves are aimed at building a strong organisation and to actively facilitate and promote the growth of tourism in the City.

City of Tshwane - Indaba 2011

The City of Tshwane will be taking part in this year's Tourism Indaba, which is held annually at Durban in the Inkosi Albert Luthuli (ICC). The City has participated at the exhibition for the past 7 years. Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three 'must visit' events of its kind on the global calendar. It showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa's best tourism products, and attracts international visitors and media from across the world. Key international trade buyers are hosted by South African Tourism (SAT) to promote targeted key tourism markets.

The City of Tshwane has invited the 2010 Tourism Award Winners, the Associations in the city and the attractions such as the National Zoological Gardens, Freedom Park ,the Voortrekker Monument and the Ditsong Museums of South Africa to share the stand with at the show. The city will be represented by the Tourism division and the marketing division, Intergrated Communications, Marketing and Information Services. "Experience it" is the consistent overall theme for the City of Tshwane Tourism. The theme relates to what the City has to offer, how a tourist can experience the city through the various senses.

Through the partnerships within the city, Tshwane is able to market and promote the city optimally.

Travel and Tourism Film & Video Awards

Southern Africa's Travel and Tourism Film & Video Awards is in full preparation mode. The organisers are calling for entries from southern African film and video makers as well as from travel and tourism product owners.

Read the complete article.

Upcoming events and conferences

Interesting upcoming events and conferences:

  • The Rand Show - Johannesburg - 22 April to 2 May 2011
  • Hazel Food Candlelight Market - Menlo Park - 7 May 2011
  • The Cradle Festival - Cradle of Humankind - 6 to 15 May 2011

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