South Africa: Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa Addresses Third Annual Southern African Women in Tourism Conference

Tourism Deputy Minister, Tokozile Xasa will give the opening address at the opening of the 3rd annual Southern African Women in Tourism Conference on Monday, 28 November 2016 at the Velmore Hotel in Centurion, Gauteng.

The conference, which will run until Wednesday 30 November 2016, will explore amongst others ways of empowering women who are often economically disadvantaged across Southern Africa.

With Tourism having such potential for economic growth, there is therefore potential for tourism to be used as a pivotal tool in the empowerment of women from both the urban and rural areas.

It is important to include women from rural areas as the majority of tourism resources in Southern Africa are natural and cultural, and these are found in the communal and rural areas.

Between 300 and 500 delegates and speakers from 15 Southern African countries are expected to attend the conference which will start at 08h00.

Source: Department of Tourism.

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