Municipal Tourism Development Conference 2024

17—18  April      ICC, Durban

Turning every village, town and city into a tourist destination.


South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in all the world, in addition it also has climate that makes it a    perfect tourist destination all year round.  The tourism and hospitality industry is one of South Africa’s largest employers and has an annual growth rate of more than 5%.  The tremendous potential this industry has for job creation at local community level provides a key opportunity for poverty alleviation.

The Municipal Tourism Development Conference (MTDC) is a platform for municipalities, local economic development departments, investors and other stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality industry to gain knowledge and insights on how to develop and grow tourism in local communities.  The Conference will also allow representatives and colleagues to engage and build relationships to strengthen and share best practices in capacity building programmes.

The Municipal Tourism Development Conference is a critical platform that will assist in ensuring that every little village, town or city can exploit its unique characteristics and grow local tourism industry.  It will provide local municipalities and stakeholders with the necessary capacity to assist their communities in acquiring the necessary skills, marketing and other business support services to grow sustainable local businesses catering to the tourism and hospitality industry. The indaba will also address infrastructure development.

Key Goals

  • Increase knowledge and capacity for developing tourism at municipal level
  • Provide insights on building a local tourism development strategy and growth plan
  • Share marketing and PR strategies to attract tourists into communities and small towns
  • Developing training and capacity building programmes for local tourism entrepreneurs
  • Financing tourism infrastructure
  • And so much more…


Some of the Speakers:
Keynote speaker
Hon Minister Patricia de Lille
Mr Jerry Mabena
Chair: TBCSA
Mr Septi Bukula
CEO & Founder: Rendzo Network
Mr Sibonelo Nzimande
Chief Director: Tourism & Hospitality KZN EDTEA
Mr Thulani Nzima
Chairman Satovito
Ms Fikile Hlatshwayo
CEO Africans Do Travel
Ms Toni Monty
Founder, CEO
AM Africa Film Consultants
Liziwe Bentswana
CEO, New Seasonz
Mpho Moloi
Founder, CEO
DES Africa
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