Tou­rism am­bas­sa­dors trai­ned in Oudts­hoorn

Oudtshoorn Courant - - NEWS - TISHA S­TEYN

T­his week, 18 people di­rect­ly or in­di­rect­ly in­vol­ved in the tou­rism in­du­stry, we­re trai­ned to be Oudts­hoorn Tou­rism Am­bas­sa­dors. T­hey at­ten­ded a four-day cour­se at the pu­blic li­bra­ry, which was de­ve­lo­ped and pre­sen­ted by the Fran­cois Fer­rei­ra A­ca­de­my (FFA), a cook­e­ry s­chool in Ge­or­ge. On the last day, the cour­se cul­mi­na­ted in a tour of so­me of the at­tracti­ons that Oudts­hoorn has to of­fer.

The cour­se, which was spon­so­red by the AHi through Dr Wil­lie Cil­liers, the chair­man of AHi We­stern Ca­pe.

The Oudts­hoorn Bu­si­ness C­ham­ber al­so con­tri­bu­ted R10 000 to­wards the cost of the cour­se.

Oudts­hoorn Bu­si­ness C­ham­ber, Oudts­hoorn Tou­rism Bu­reau and Skål Gar­den Rou­te, ha­ve ma­de funds a­vai­la­ble to run a­not­her cour­se in Oudts­hoorn in Fe­bru­a­ry 2019.

The first part of the cour­se fo­cu­sed on how to be an am­bas­sa­dor for the to­wn, whi­le the second part fo­cu­sed on the at­tracti­ons, re­stau­rants, pla­ces to stay, that Oudts­hoorn has to of­fer. The cour­se was fa­ci­li­ta­ted and as­ses­sed by Su­san Ey­bers, a lec­tu­rer at the FFA, and T­han­de­ka Di­a­mond, a project ad­mi­nis­tra­tor at the A­ca­de­my.

At the end of the cour­se, the stu­dents who ha­ve pas­sed a writ­ten test re­cei­ved cer­ti­fi­ca­tes from Ser­vi­ces Se­ta, and from the FFA. T­hey al­so re­cei­ved bad­ges an­noun­cing to tou­ris­ts that t­hey are Oudts­hoorn Tou­rism Am­bas­sa­dors. T­heir em­ploy­ers will dis­play stic­kers to in­form tou­ris­ts that t­hey em­ploy tou­rism am­bas­sa­dors.

For mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on on the cour­se, con­tact T­han­de­ka Di­a­monds at 044 884 0765 or t­han­de­ka@fran­coisfer­rei­

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