ExploreBusiness Travel Marine and Coastal Tourism strategy set to grow economy, boost tourism

Marine and Coastal Tourism is at the forefront of the Department of Tourism’s strategy to boost domestic and international tourism in South Africa, while contributing to job creation and the economy.

Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa, who spoke in parliament on Tuesday 23 May during the annual Tourism Budget Speech, says that the department’s approach in the implementation of the Marine and Coastal Tourism plan “seeks to promote the integration of associated industries such as agriculture, fisheries, creative arts, environmental management, small harbours development, and cruise terminal development.”

She says the department is taking a “nodal approach” with projects to “tackle the entire value chain and product development”.

“The plan will also seek to integrate coastal developments with existing inland experiences with the view to maximise participation opportunities,” Xasa says in her Tourism Budget Speech for 2017.

In a recent interview with Traveller24, she tells us there are some “exciting upcoming areas like the oceans economy, with new products that will expand the experiences in our country”.

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Source: Traveller24