The Department of Tourism has introduced an incentive programme to encourage privately-owned tourism enterprises to move towards cleaner energy sources and more energy efficient operations.
Newly appointed Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa says growth in international and domestic tourism means more opportunities for local suppliers and providers of services to tourists.
Tourism Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa says the department will intensify its efforts to help women and young people from townships to get business opportunities in the sector, as government makes a push for an inclusive economy.
Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom says learners should explore the vast range of careers in the tourism industry.
The Department of Tourism has entered into a three-year partnership with Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa to train 200 beach stewards to enhance tourism facilities and services at 50 Blue Flag beaches.
Tourism Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa has launched the Executive Development Programme at the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership.