The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) and Economic Development and Tourism (DEDT) launched the tourism month programme in the province at Manyeleti Nature Reserve.
A series of events and activities aimed at promoting Mpumalanga as a destination of choice were presented to the media and tourism stakeholders.
“The focus in September will be to continue with our awareness campaigns to educate our local communities on the importance of realising that tourism is everyone’s business and requires that we all work together in providing a safe environment”,said MEC Ngomane.
“We have a series of exciting events lined up for the month of September to attract more visitors into the province. The series of events scheduled include amongst others the Mbombela Jazz Charity Golf Day on 4 September, Ray Phiri Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Professor Lumumba from Kenya on 5 September, Lilizela Awards on 6 September, Mbombela Jazz Festival on 7 and 8 September, Mpumalanga Provincial Parks Week from 9 – 13 September, Know your small town campaign on 20 September as well as the Tourism Awareness Day on 21 September in Barberton.
“As we celebrate Tourism Month we encourage you to take a shot left and discover Mpumalanga. Visit www.mpumalanga for an exciting programme of events as well as affordable packages on offer.
“As you travel around the province, upload your experiences on #discovermpumalanga This year’s National World Tourism Day will be celebrated in KwaZulu Natal on the 27 th September 2019. concluded Ngomane