NEWSLETTER – 20 November 2018

A warm welcome to our new members

Kwazinto African Crafts – A small self-help organisation that sources and markets arts and crafts from disadvantaged people.

Lenereglobe.com – The Travel & Conferencing industry provides a select service that is essential for the growth and expansion of South African markets to maintain a globally competitive economy.

Pretoria East Guest Rooms – A sought-after destination for those wanting to experience convenient living and attend to their business in the city.

National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) Award winners

Ending off its 10th year, The National Small Business Chamber has announced South Africa's 'Top 20' for the 2018 South African Small Business Awards. These prestigious awards have gathered a diverse range of entries all with one thing in common, a driving entrepreneurial force.

The South African Small Business Awards recognises the tireless journey, hard work, outstanding achievements and vision of Small Business and Entrepreneurial Success. It is a celebration of the most outstanding businesses and the exceptional business people behind these successful and growing businesses.

3@Marion Guesthouse was awarded as a finalist in the overall Top 20 Entrepreneurs and walked away as overall winner of the National Tourism Award. We are extremely proud and honored to be mentioned among such inspirational finalists from all over the country. The judging panel looked at uniqueness, profitability and giving back to our industry and communities.

Lilizela Tourism Award national award winner

Congratulations to Valentino Meirotti, Famba Famba's Founder and Director, who won the National Lilizela Tourism Awards for Culture Guide on 17 November 2018 (this past Saturday). The sixth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards hosted over 800 finalists from the provincial Lilizela awards to celebrate the best of the best within the tourism industry.

It's the first time that the Tour guide category has been won by Gauteng.

Well done Valentino!

TTA special offers

The Elegant Lodge is running a special summer weekend rate promotion, 2 stay for the price of 1 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Maison Sur Le Parc specialises in romance and good food, book one of their romantic evening specials and spoil yourself and a loved one with a delicious private balcony dinner and feel the tranquility take over.

For more information on specials and events being organised by TTA members please visit the TTA Facebook Page.

Voortrekker Monument awarded best place to take out-of-towners

The Voortrekker Monument was announced as the winner of the Record's Best of Pretoria Readers' Choice Awards in the category "Best Place to take out-of-towners" during Record Newspaper's Award Ceremony that took place at Silver Lakes Golf Estate.

The historic Voortrekker Monument is known as one of the most prominent local landmarks as well as one of the very first buildings guests to the city see. It's filled with history, beautiful to look at and majestic in stature. When last have you been there?

Church Square revamp

The historic Church Square has had a major revamp after three years. The revamp has been welcomed by the public and informal traders.

The precinct keeps the old, history and original feel but complements it with a more modern style and feel, restoring Church Square to its glory days.

The new Church Square is already attracting several people to take selfies with the statue of Paul Kruger and his generals.

Recommended reading and viewing

Read the Introduction to Tourism Planning and Development: Igniting Africa's tourism economy - First edition. P.N Acha-Anyi, ISBN – 9780 627 03631 – R459.00, eBook ISBN – 978 0 627 03632 3 – R413.10; 2018.

Watch the Tourism digital transformation lecture on YouTube.

Upcoming industry conferences, exhibitions and events

See what hot entertainment is on in the city
Tshwane Tourism Association (TTA) Showcase, 23 January 2019
Meetings Africa, 25–27 February 2019
WTM Africa, 10–12 April 2019
Africa's Travel Indaba, 7–9 May 2019
Africa Aerospace and Defense EXPO (AAD), 16–20 September 2020

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