Tourism Month Events

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A complete list of all the Tourism Month events (September 2014) - PDF version here

Event NameDescriptionDate
Media LaunchThe official launch of the Mpumalanga Tourism Month programme will take place on the last week of August 2014 after the National launch on the 21st August 2014. MEC of DEDET will officially launch the Tourism Month. At the launch, MTPA will announce to both the media & trade the activities that have been lined up for the month of September.

27 August 2014
Venue: Nkambeni Tented Camp
Time: 17h00 till 19h00

Lilizela AwardsThe awards will be South Africa’s premier travel and tourism awards, will recognise, celebrate and praise the excellent work of an industry that is created and that sustains tourist arrivals growth to South Africa. The awards will recognise tourism players and businesses that work passionately to deliver a world-class product and service, and whose delivery grows South Africa’s global destination competitiveness. 
Tourism safety awareness CampaignsThe tourism safety campaigns are critical intervention to reduce criminal activities targeted at Tourist while visiting the Province. Officials will be deployed at different tourist’s attractions areas to ensure that visitors are able to enjoy themselves in a safe and responsible manner.

Date: 15 September 2014
Venue: Lebombo borderpost


Date: 16 September 2014
Venue: Oshoek borderpost


Date: 17 September 2014
Venue: Blyde


Date: 18-19 September
2014 Venue: TBC

SMME DayThis session is aimed at creating a platform for the SMME’s to network and be updated about tourism issues.  Date: 09 September 2014
Venue: Sabelo Forest Lodge
Walk and Learn in the WildsideThe Walk on the Wild was introduced as part of the SANParks Week in 2008 and targets high school pupils specifically Grade 10 and 11 from neighbouring communities. The project exposes the learners to conservation and tourism related careers. Since 2008, the project focused on the Ehlanzeni Region however in 2010, Park Management decided to roll-out the project throughout the park in order to reach all the different schools that are found nearer the park in both Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces. MTPA will Collaborate with SANParks and DoE for this event in creating awareness about careers in the tourism industry.Date: 08-12 September 2014
Venue: Kruger National Park
Sho’t left Campaign (Via Mzansi)This is domestic tourism campaign directed at growing the number of domestic travellers in South Africa was introduced. The campaign is called “NOTHING’S MORE FUN THAN A SHO’T LEFT”. This campaign emphasizes the fun of a domestic leisure getaway and encourages South Africans to develop a culture of domestic exploration. The Ambassador of Shot Left Campaign will be invited to a 3 days road show that will be aimed at encouraging communities to travel more domestically. Date: 17-19 September 2014
Venue: Ehlanzeni
Tourism awareness dayCelebrating Tourism month and creating awareness on business opportunities that exist in the sector and how they can benefit Encourage locals to travel within the province. On this day MTPA will recognise and celebrate a sustainable community project that is government funded e.g. Zithabiseni resort or Coromandel Game Farm. The event will focus on creating awareness on tourism and community development.  It will also serve as a platform to promote responsible Tourism.Date: 20 September 2014
Venue: Zithabiseni Holiday Resort
National Heritage DayThe National Heritage is a day in which all are encouraged to celebrate their cultural traditions in the wider context of the great diversity of cultures, beliefs, and traditions that make up the nation of South Africa. This event will be done in collaboration with Department of Sports, Culture and Recreation.Date: 24 September 2014
Venue: TBC
MTPA ExcursionIn encouraging the culture of travelling domestically, MTPA staff will be afforded an opportunity to travel to one of the protected areas, this will be done in collaboration with the employee wellness section. The event will be used as a team building exercise to motive and increase staff morale within the organisation. This will be an annual activity that will rotate within the three MTPA regions. Various sporting codes and games will be organised for staff to participate.Date: 26 September 2014
Venue: MTPA Reserves



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