Tourism month: Lekker in George!
Nelson Mandela University (NMU) tourism students celebrated tourism month with a tour of George on Friday 21 September to gain insight into the diverse opportunities that the local tourism sector offers in terms of sustainable careers.
Tourism Month is celebrated annually in September, and provides a heightened month-long focus on the importance of the sector to the South African economy.
The students spent the day visiting, talking and learning from established role players in the industry, receiving valuable practical knowledge that will assist them with future decision-making.
The group departed from their picturesque NMU George Campus, itself a tourist stop for hikers and cyclists. On the itinerary was a guided tour of the George Airport, a visit to the Elevate Trampoline Park, the George Museum, Outeniqua Transport Museum, the Redberry Farm and the Thousand Sensations Craft Liquor, Food and Music Festival hosted at Fancourt. The students stopped for lunch at Oom Bul's Catering, an accredited tourism provider in Pacaltsdorp.
The outing, initiated by Dr Takalani Ramukumba of the university's Business and Economic Sciences Faculty, was made in collaboration with the George Municipality, with support from various industry stakeholders.
Learning can be fun. Tourism Management students from NMU, accompanied by their lecturers, explored the various tourism attractions of George during an excursion in Tourism Month.