Youth opportunities highlighted in the tourism industry
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