Kruger Lowveld Tourism Newsletter – 23 February 2018

Author: | Published by KLCBT on at 12:58:09 | Last Updated On: 23 February 2018
  • New President urges South Africans to focus on tourism in key speech;
  • New office hours for Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism;
  • Don’t miss KLCBT’s budget speech breakfast on 1 March…

New President urges South Africans to focus on tourism in key speech

Recently sworn in President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, highlighted the importance of tourism and its potential for growth in his maiden State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Friday (Feb 16).  Growing the tourism sector forms part of the President’s ten-point plan to revive the country’s economy. He believes that tourism can provide the country with “incredible opportunities”, as the sector currently sustains 700 000 direct jobs and is performing better than most growth sectors. “This year, we will enhance support for destination marketing in key tourism markets and take further measures to reduce regulatory barriers and develop emerging tourism businesses,” said Ramaphosa.   South African Tourism (SAT) CEO, Sisa Ntshona, commented: “We’re very excited that tourism is being placed front and centre in the national conversations and we’re especially excited that Ramaphosa highlighted this very fact at SONA 2018.”  Read the full article on Tourism Update.

New office hours for Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism

The KLCBT has new office hours, effective from 1 March 2018. The office at the Crossing Centre in Nelspruit will be open as follows: Week days: 07h00 to 17h30   Saturdays and most public holidays: 08h00 to 12h00 Sundays and certain public holidays: Closed
Don’t miss KLCBT’s budget speech breakfast on 1 March

Taxes are likely to be increased in the 2018 Budget, but initiatives to stimulate growth are also on the cards.

Dr Roelof Botha, a seasoned veteran of public finance and economics, will unpack this apparent paradox and shed some light on South Africa’s growth prospects for 2018. For more information and to book, contact Zelda at 013 755 1988 or email: rsvp@klcbt.co.za.