It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the first issue of RETOSA’s e-newsletter.
Over the last couple of months, RETOSA has experienced a number of transformations we wish to share with you, as we all celebrate nature’s transformation from a winter to spring landscape. Highlights from the past couple of months include:
The successful launch of three steering committees in June.
The 54th annual RETOSA board meeting which took place in Malawi from 29 to 30 July at the beautiful President Walmont Hotel in Lilongwe.
RETOSA’s marketing director, Kwakye Donkor, attended the UNWTO Regional Conference which was held in in Accra, Ghana from 17 to 19 August.
As we look towards the rest of the year, we are so excited to be attending the Second Annual JATA Tourism Expo in Japan. The Expo runs from 24 to 27 September and will be the world’s largest tourism-related event this year. It runs from 24 to 27 September and a number of delegates from RETOSA and various member states will be attending.
This time of year is a very beautiful one in Southern Africa. September is also World Tourism Month and many countries in the region will be hosting some kind of event leading up to, or on the actual World Tourism Day, which is 27 September. Some of the events we can look forward to include Malawi’s Lake of Stars Music Festival and the blooming of the Jacarandas in South Africa, to name but a few. We hope those of you with plans to travel within our region will diarise at least one of these must-see events!
For the in-depth information on the abovementioned events, please click here to read all about it.
- Southern African Women in Tourism Conference
- Editorial welcome message
- Japan Association of Travel Agents Tourism Expo
- Southern Wright Whales in Hermanus
- Lake of Stars Music Festival: Lake Malawi
- Jacarandas in full bloom in Pretoria and Harare
- Strong Southern Africa tourism to flow from weak Rand
- Round-up of events in the region