A first for these locals:
Tumelo Waga Dibakwane
Mpumalanga Tourism exhibitors have expressed their collective joy at the excellent manner in which the Tourism Indaba is hosting exhibitors and are confident that having been given this opportunity, they will see increased sales and more visitors.
The proprietors of Dakarai Beds & Breakfast based in Thulamahashe, Bushbuckridge told our man on the scene, Tumelo waga Dibakwane said they are already fully booked for the next three to six months and there are many European guests who will be visiting their lodges and guest houses.
Tinyiko Kruger Lodge’s Carol Nake says the networking opportunities with other countries is a huge boon for her business which is situated between Malelane and Hectorspruit. The Indaba has given her the chance to showcase her product in a way she has never been able to do before.
Graskop Holiday Resort, situated in Graskop’s owners told NewsHorn that being part of the Travel Indaba is securing business opportunities and is an eye-opener as international tourists are flocking to the various tourism centres. Their mandate was to meet with international tour operators and this they had achieved with a working session on sharing ideas across the globe on how to grow business.
Owners of Unique Rose Guest House in Middelburg said the response was good as they managed to talk to business people and visitors from foreign countries who are interested in using their accommodation facilities. For them, the entire event was fruitful and he is looking forward to grow his business.
The owners of brand new Mnatho Guest House based in Emalahleni, said attending the Indaba will open many opportunities for them and they are immensely grateful of the exposure.
Zero13 Lifestyle is based in Mbombela and and the owners are confident that being part of the Indaba will show others that the Lowveld is a place to chill and eat real, good Lowveld food and enjoy its hospitality.
The Mpumalanga Tourism Parks and Agency have launched their new website and APP enabling users to share the province’s abundant beauty and tourism offerings. With the Mpumalanga destination marketing website and mobile Travel Guide Application, potential visitors can get a glimpse of the tremendous array of Mpumalanga Travel’s natural beauty in an unprecedented way, free of all geographic constraints.