Tourism Associations to hold combined conference

Five South African tourism associations have joined forces with the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) to host one tourism industry conference in September 2011, instead of each association holding their own conference.

The five tourism associations are Association of South African Travel Agents (ASATA), the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA), the National Accommodation Association of South Africa (NAA-SA), the Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA), and the Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA).

"By hosting one conference we hope to create a central platform where members can address industry specific issues, as well as the challenges which have an impact on the entire sector," says Mmatsatsi Marobe, chief executive of TBCSA.

The conference will comprise 2 days of exhibitions, networking and conference events with an expanded programme allowing for delegate interaction. The exact date and venue for the conference are still to be confirmed.

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