Tourism ambassadors trained in Oudtshoorn
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 firstname.lastname@example.org