Youth op­por­tu­ni­ties high­lighted in the tourism in­dus­try

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Larry Bent­ley

THE Zu­l­u­land District Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, Tourism KZN, the Depart­ment of Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Tourism and En­vi­ron­men­tal Af­fairs (EDTEA) and the Hil­ton Ho­tel to­gether with Project Enza hosted the sec­ond an­nual tourism aware­ness pro­gramme.

The event, which in­cluded tours to top des­ti­na­tions across Dur­ban, catered for among oth­ers, 100 stu­dents and five ed­u­ca­tors from the Mthashana TVET Col­lege in Ulundi.

The main ob­jec­tive was to help im­prove the stan­dard of stu­dents within the hos­pi­tal­ity and tourism field.

The pro­gramme be­gan with an en­hance­ment and ad­vo­cacy work­shop.

Then there were vis­its to King Shaka Air­port, the KZN Sharks Board, the Inanda Her­itage route and JL Dube House as well as a few fun­filled hours at uShaka Marine World.

Spokesper­son of Tourism KZN for the aware­ness pro­gramme, Mpume Sibiya said, ‘We strongly be­lieve in rais­ing aware­ness and ex­pos­ing stu­dents to the tourism in­dus­try, par­tic­u­larly those from dis­ad­van­taged groups.

‘Our ob­jec­tive is to en­sure the fu­ture of tourism and to en­sure these young peo­ple think of them­selves as po­ten­tial en­trepreneurs and job cre­ators who can play an ac­tive role in this vi­tal eco­nomic sec­tor.’

A few of the stu­dents out­side uShaka Marine World

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