Durban, The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) is excited to be reviving the Triland route with Eswatini and Mozambique. The collaboration between the MTPA, Eswatini Tourism Authority and Mozambique Tourism Authority will see the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at this year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba taking place in Durban.
The purpose of the MOU is for the three tourism entities to form regional collaboration and support exchange programmes to grow tourism. The intention is to advance tourism marketing and development within the Southern African Region and local tourist development for major international tourists.
The objectives of the Triland is amongst others to:
- Develop and position Triland as a world-class tourism, trade and investment destination,
- Contribute to the integration of the region and their common economic development goals,
- Contribute to employment creation and economic growth,
- Develop sustainable and responsible tourism,
- Enhance joint collaboration in the conservation and protection of biodiversity, and
- Preserve cultural values, heritage and national pride
The signing ceremony will be followed by a tour operators networking session where tour operators from Mpumalanga, Eswatini and Mozambique will engage on opportunities available to package tourism offerings from the three regions.
This is an exciting period for Mpumalanga to be able to take part in the promotion of Triland route following the devastating effects of COVID-19. This presents an opportunity to showcase the new products and confirm that we have diversified our product offering which will afford tourists an opportunity to experience more.