Msunduzi Pietermaritzburg Tourism Association (MPTA) hosted Tourism Enteprise development workshop for SMMEs today (Thursday, 17 September 2020)
This is part of a greater objective of the revised National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) 2016-2026 to ensure the sustainable development and growth of tourism enterprises in a manner that facilitates inclusive participation, job creation and contributes to the competitiveness of tourism destinations.
Small and medium businesses are the life blood of the South African economy, these businesses are the driving force for economic growth and creation of jobs.
The information session elaborated on the key areas of the Tourism Enterprise Development including access to skills, finance and tourism products marketing. These were presented by speakers from Small Enteprise Development Agency (SEDA), National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and Mzansi Youth Tourism Business Transformation Chamber (MYTBC)
“Investing in the viability of SMMEs is critical to economic growth and job creation. I urge all the agencies present here today to collaborate with us in efforts to invest in SMMEs as the future drivers of our economy,” said Dumisani Mhlongo –MPTA Director
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