The Department of Tourism has designed a small, medium-sized and microenterprise (SMME) Workshop framework with a restorative and regenerative approach to build economic activity.
Tourism Deputy Minister Fish Mahlalela made the announcement during a recent visit to Mbombela, Mpumalanga, after Cabinet’s approval of the Tourism Sector Recovery Plan that is expected to revive tourism and set the sector on an optimal path to recovery, transformation and long-term sustainability.
He said the SMME Workshops were a significant part of the drive to structurally transform the economy, rebuild the tourism sector and assist tourism trade partners to reopen after Covid-19.
“As part of the Travel with Purpose Campaign, we have rolled out these workshops across all nine provinces," Mahlalela said.
The Deputy Minister said the workshops, in partnership with the “I am an entrepreneur” initiative, would discuss smart strategies and critical components of SMME growth in the digital era.
He added that, with the June school holidays fast approaching, there was an opportunity for tourism SMMEs to prepare to attract as many patrons as possible to their businesses.