Message and festive season greetings from the Executive Director Mr. Simba Mandinyenya

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As festive decorations and coloured lights adorn streets, shop windows and houses, we are met with a sense of exhilaration at the prospect of bidding 2016 farewell. At RETOSA, it is with gratitude and pride that we reflect on the efforts of the past year. Twelve months of dedication have brought us closer to realising our vision of making southern Africa the multi-faceted destination of choice in the world.

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First Annual Southern Africa Sustainable Tourism Development Conference

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The first Southern Africa Annual Sustainable Tourism Development Conference, hosted by RETOSA in partnership with the Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP), took place from 16 to 17 November at the Cedar Woods Hotel in Johannesburg.

The conference’s aim was to become the catalyst in triggering a lasting sustainable tourism dialogue within the southern African region. Member states shared their knowledge and experiences of sustainable tourism knowledge. They gained exposure to international best practices and were also able to use the forum as a means to generate annual progress reports to ascertain the levels of development and implementation of sustainable tourism within member states.

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Upcoming Events

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In an effort to promote southern Africa, RETOSA attends fairs and exhibitions and holds conferences for member states to discuss how best to promote the region and to discuss new ways o do so. The following is planned for the beginning of 2017:

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RETOSA Forms Strategic Partnerships in The United States of America and United Kingdom Tourism Industries

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RETOSA has collaborated with major tourism promotion Associations in Europe and America in an effort to promote Southern Africa to the European and American market.

 

 

 

SATOA is a leading professional non-profit travel and tourism association which is managed by a committee in the UK on behalf of its members. It promotes travel to Africa and the Indian Ocean while providing its members with a platform from which to promote their products, network and create new business opportunities. Members include hotels, game reserves, lodges, tour operators, ground handlers, car hire companies, tourism boards, airlines and representation companies, amongst others. RETOSA has partnered with this prestigious association to market, promote and increase awareness particularly of its member states and southern Africa as a whole. To learn more about SATOA click here www.satoa.com .

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RETOSA Secures Partnerships with International Radio Stations

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In an effort to increase our marketing efforts, RETOSA forged key partnerships with two vital media organisations - Khaya Kool FM and Channel Africa (a subsidiary of the SABC). Khaya Kool is an international radio station that focuses on the tourism, hospitality and travel industries. It broadcasts to tourism enthusiasts from all over the world. Channel Africa aims to promote the rejuvenation of Africa through the production of dynamic and stimulating programmes in the following languages: Chinyanja; Silozi; Kiswahili; English; French; and Portuguese.

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USA Travel Agents Visit South Africa and Mozambique

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RETOSA, SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM AND SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS MEGA FAMILIARIZATION TRIP TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

In partnership with South Africa Tourism (America), RETOSA organised a joint familiarisation tour for North American travel agents to South Africa and Mozambique. The group was made up of 18 travel agents, South African Tourism and three South African Airways representatives. The purpose of the visit was to introduce Southern Africa to younger travellers through younger USA tour operators and travel agents.

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