NEWSLETTER - 30 June 2016

Dear TTA members, we are moving our website and email to a new server this weekend. This means our website and email may be unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Welcome to new members

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to new TTA member:

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Tshwane to be host city for Attractions Africa 2017 conference

We are pleased to be able to bring you the news that Attractions Africa 2017 will be taking place in Tshwane!

The Tshwane Tourism Association will play a supportive role for the conference assisting the conference organising committee to ensure that the conference is the most spectacular in its history and showcasing just how diverse, exciting and attractive our city is!

Please keep an eye out for e-mails regarding this initiative as members will be asked to submit proposals to be service providers, sponsors, hosts etc for this conference – innovation and pricing is key so put your thinking caps on in the interim and begin to conceptualise what you can offer to make this conference in Tshwane positively unique!

For background information you can view the 2016 conference website where you can find photos, copies of the presentations and information on becoming a sponsor.

Further information and requests for proposals will be forthcoming as soon as the 2017 dates have been finalised.

TTA hosts its first Attractions Chapter Meeting

TTA had its inaugural attraction chapter members meeting on 23 June 2016. Representatives from the various attraction members of TTA attended the meeting and had an opportunity to brainstorm and share ideas on the attraction sectors contribution growing tourism to the City.

The speakers at the meeting were Craig Allenby from the National Zoological Gardens, who highlighted the importance of attractions in the tourism value chain pointing out that we need to motivate those businesses in the city who do not see themselves as attractions but in fact are really tourist attractions. Craig, as a founding committee member of the annual Attractions Africa conference, also gave background on the conference and its importance and relevance!

Paul Durvege was the second speaker, gave feedback as a board member for TTA and as an attendee from the Attractions Africa Conference 2016 which took place in Cape Town. "I was impressed with the professionalism, consistency and the standard that the conference carried throughout the two days, I enjoyed the key concept theme which was that people should sell their story. This applies to not only attractions but to hotels as well, tourists want to have experiences" Paul shared.

67 blankets for Mandela Day

3@Marion Guesthouse has launched their Nelson Mandela Day project a month early. The guest house is aiming to collect 67 blankets by 18 July which will be donated to forgood.co.za for distribution to Tshwane charities. All the info as well as the links on how you can contribute here.

For more information you can contact Susan Marais on the below details:
Tel: 082 549 9790
Email: info@3marion.co.za
Website: www.3marion.co.za

Child Welfare Tshwane - Donate and do the right thing

Child welfare Tshwane has introduced an additional platform where members and stakeholders can continue to assist and contribute towards the organization.

The donate link for Child Welfare Tshwane is available and allows for members and stakeholders to easily and efficiently contribute for the betterment of the children affected. Click here and make a difference!

New minimum wage gazetted for Hospitality Industry

South Africa's Hospitality Sector minimum wage has been adjusted upward with effect from 1 July 2016. Download and read the new minimum wage in the Gazette.

Upcoming industry conferences, exhibitions and events

See what hot entertainment is on in the city
WTM London, 7-9 November 2016, London
IBTM 2016, 29 November-1 December 2016, Spain
AIME, 21-22 February 2017, Australia
Meetings Africa, 28 February - 1 March 2017, Johannesburg
WTM Africa, 19-21 April 2017, Cape Town
IBTM Africa, 19-23 April 2017, Cape Town
Food and Hospitality Africa 2017, 3-5 May 2017, Midrand
Indaba, 6-8 May 2017, Durban
Attractions Africa 2017, Dates to be confirmed, Tshwane
SAACI 31st Annual Congress, 4-6 June 2017, Pretoria

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