The Limpopo Tourism Agency concluded its two-day routes development convention held in Hoedspruit under the Maruleng Local Municipality.
The event was for different stakeholders in the torsion industry to have robust discussions on opportunities and concerns affecting the industry. The main focus is on routes that are utilized by the tourism sector.
It was attended by amongst others the MEC for LEDET, Rodgers Monama, Mayor of Maruleng Municipality, Cllr. Tsheko Musolwa. Chairperson of LTA Board Andrew Dipela, and members of the Board. Acting HOD of LEDET Matodzi Rathumbu, CEO of LTA Moses Ngobeni drivers of the tourism industry.
MEC Rodgers Monama addresses Limpopo routes development convention concludes
“Since my appointment as the MEC for Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET), I emphasized the importance of resuscitating the routes we have in the province. But also to develop new ones in other parts of the province for purposes of balancing the geographic spread of tourists in the province,” said MEC for LEDET Rodgers Monama during the opening speech.
“Limpopo has distinguished itself as an investment destination for many and we, therefore, invite others to explore and take full advantage of what Limpopo province has in store. It is an exercise worth undertaking by any investor to take advantage of this massive opportunity.”
“We welcome the announcement by the Premier of our province Ntate Chupu Stanley Mathabatha that he has instructed the MEC for Transport to initiate negotiations with the parties in the flight industry for the granting of the international airport licence to Hoedspruit Airport. Just a stone throw away from where we are here now.
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“This is music to our ears as the Department because this airport receives a high number of flights per day. From both O R Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. The positive spin-offs from the international status of this airport outweigh the risks.
“We are happy that in terms of visitors to the province, Limpopo is doing well. The ball is now in the court of the Limpopo Tourism Agency to make sure that this positive growth is kept on the upward spiral so that it benefits and improve the socio economic conditions of our people, who happen to be Black and poor.”
Limpopo routes development convention concludes in Hoedspruit Small Gallery: