Plettenberg Bay Tourism Advisory Forum Meeting: 15 February

Department: Strategic Services

The Department wishes to liaise with all role-players in the tourism and related businesses on tourism matters in the Bitou Municipality. Tourism is identified as one of the main economic drivers in the area. Tourism is also a wide ranging field with a variety of activities, uses, interest groups and beneficiaries. The Department would like to engage with all individuals and parties with an interest in tourism to better understand their needs and to provide them with opportunities to comment and give input in the tourism operations. To this end, regular monthly meetings will be held in various localities in the Bitou area, where all role-players may attend and participate in the discussion of tourism matters.

Notice is hereby given of the first Tourism Advisory Forum Meeting. Its main aim is to discuss the way forward for tourism in Bitou.

All interested individuals and stakeholders from the different communities and tourism businesses in Bitou are invited to join in the discussion and debate, amongst others for the development of an all inclusive tourism strategy for the Bitou area.

The agenda will be made available at the meeting and will include the following:

•The marketing strategy for tourism in Bitou.

•Attendance at Indaba 2012

•Destination Marketing / Advertising.

•Community tourism development.

•Tourism office operational plan.

The first meeting will be held in Kranshoek on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, at the Kranshoek Multipurpose Centre, starting at 18h00.

Notice of subsequent meetings will follow. Meetings will be held monthly, on the first Wednesday of the month. The venues will change, to create opportunities for all people to attend.

See you there!

Municipal Notice No 18/2012

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