Tourism connects BW and SA

IRENE SHONE BG CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 01 November 2018
Jennifer Beattie, Sun International Jennifer Beattie, Sun International

Local Reporters were treated to a cocktail night at Basilico Restaurant where Sun International guests shared the business side of the most adored Sun City and the South African North West province.

It is evident that the tourism sector connects the two countries, Botswana and South Africa as well as the rest of the SADC region and the whole world. Group Manager- Africa Sales at Sun International, Jennifer Beattie said in an interview with BG Style that tourism brings people closer and that most Batswana often visit the North West province for a variety of activities including Sun City.

“North West province tourism is an opportunity to mingle with business people, while having fun and identifying marketing opportunities too,” said Beattie. She emphasized that they are capitalising on media relations tourism to the business traveller, to ensure that they are at par with the business and tourism platform.

Beattie further highlighted that their visit in Botswana was meant to support North West tourism, which enabled them to connect with traders last week.“The purpose for this visit was to support North West Tourism which was a huge success connecting with the trade on Thursday at Masa Hotel,” she said.

This past Saturday, travellers, business people, including small businesses and shopping enthusiasts flocked the Riverwalk mall, where there were so many stalls set up in support of tourism for the Mahika Mahikeng showcasing of products between Botswana and South Africa.

In an effort to bid farewell to the fallen hero of Hip Hop Pantsola legend, Jabba, one of the local artistes, Loretta Mekgwe also stunned people with her abstract art piece of work which she showcased at the event. Such little beautiful inputs revealed how the two countries are brought together and closely by tourism. The North West Tourism Province has also sponsored 123 learners of Hospitality and Tourism from Botswana.

Desbo Mohono, MEC Tourism at North West Province also emphasized that tourism create temporary and permanent jobs as well as entrepreneurs. Thus, she encouraged the young people to utilise the available opportunities in tourism.

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