Kruger Lowveld Tourism Newsletter – 27 February 2018

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  • Kruger Lowveld represents the region at the Beeld Holiday Show;
  • Last chance to join KLT at Indaba 2018;
  • And then…there was rain!
  • FEDHASA Mpumalanga Hospitality Workshops;
  • Great offer for KLCBT members, study a Wits Business School management course… for FREE!

Kruger Lowveld represents the region at the Beeld Holiday Show

Kruger Lowveld Tourism once again collaborated with Ehlanzeni District Municipality at the annual Beeld Holiday Show 2018, held from 23 to 25 February at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.   This exciting caravan, camp and destination show brought together over 200 exhibitors and attracts over 20 000 visitors annually. This year kicked off with eager visitors wanting to know more about adventure activities and attractions in the area. It was amazing to note that the Kruger Lowveld is a destination of choice for many, not only for its scenic beauty but for its proximity to Gauteng.   We were also glad to receive tour guides who loved our Kruger Lowveld Z-CARD map, which is great for inclusion in client information packs.   The show was a great platform for Kruger Lowveld as it attracts the domestic market and ensures that in these tough economic times, we continue to be the destination of choice for many families.

Last chance to join KLT at Indaba 2018

This is your last chance to join Kruger Lowveld Tourism on our stand at Africa’s Travel Indaba at the Durban ICC from 8 to 10 May 2018.   We have a few spaces left for sharing exhibitors on our new purpose-designed and built stand, at a cost of R14200 (ex VAT) for a desk, to showcase your product to the world’s travel trade.  Cost of travel, accommodation and food is for sharing exhibitor’s own account.   Should you be interested or require further information, please contact Tom Vorster.
And then…there was rain!

The Kruger Lowveld Region has enjoyed wonderful rain over the past week! According to an ariticle in the Lowvelder, residents from Barberton, Hazyview, Malalane, Sabie and Mbombela reported that their rain gauges were filled to the brim with rainfall ranging between 20 and 85 millimetres in 24 hours. In Mbombela, members of the community recorded between 45 and 85 millimetres in parts of Steiltes and Uitkyk Road. More than 75 millimetres were recorded in Barberton, with similar amounts in the White River and Plaston areas. Residents of Skukuza and Malalane measured a little less, with amounts ranging between 16 and 28 milimetres. Have a look at this video of Lisbon Falls and this one of rain in the Central Kruger and Timbavati, where 80mm of rain fell between 20 and 21 February.
FEDHASA Mpumalanga Hospitality Worskhops

The FEDHASA Mpumalanga hospitality workshops will take place on Tuesday 23 May (Nelspruit) and  24 May (Witbank). FEDHASA will send out invitations closer to the time, but please diarise in the meantime. Various topics will be discussed, incuding the Consumer Protection Act, Electronic Communications Act and the Protection of Personal Information Act; the importance of revenue management; simplifying environmental management; and destination marketing funding.

Great offer for KLCBT members:  Study a Wits Business School management course…for FREE!

KLCBT members and their staff have an opportunity to study a Wits Business School qualification at absolutely no cost! The value of the course is R36 000. The course being offered is the Management Development Programme (NQF 7) and if KLCBT gets 50 candidates together from our area, Wits Business School will offer the classes in Nelspruit. Classes will be taken for a few days at a time and students will do practical assignments in between. Criteria: KLCBT members; SA citizen and resident; must be employed and have permission from your employer to commit to the training programme; or a CK Document if you are self-employed. Closing date for applications is 2 March 2018. For more information, email Linda Grimbeek.