The Japanese tourism awards recognise those who contribute to the development and growth of the tourism industry, both through their efforts at the Japanese Tourism Expo and promotions to domestic and international groups, organisations and corporations. RETOSA has been working closely with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to promote the southern African region to the people of Japan and Asia. RETOSA’S efforts were recognised when they won an award at the Second Japan Tourism Awards.
Southern Africa is rich in natural wonders and beauty. In order to introduce would-be travel trade and industry stakeholders to all the region has to offer, RETOSA put together and launched an e-learning programme in May 2016 at INDABA Travel Fair. Who wouldn't want to brush up on their knowledge about tourist offerings in southern Africa, at their own pace and in the privacy of their own home, offices or mobile phones? The Southern Africa Certified Expert course now gives travel agents and tour operators the opportunity to learn all about southern Africa’s best tourist offerings. It is an interactive online learning programme that will boost the participant’s knowledge about the tourism attractions of the region.