OPPORTUNITIES IN TOURISM - REGIONAL WORKSHOPS

How to turn your Residential House and every opportunity around you into a booming tourism/hospitality business.

 

 

COME LISTEN TO LESSONS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!

 

The Namibia Tourism Board is a statutory body created through an Act of Parliament Act 21 of 2000. Its main functions are to market and promote the tourism industry however one of the other key functions are to regulate the tourism industry in Namibia by putting measures in place to ensure that services rendered and facilities provided to tourists comply with the prescribed standards. The other mandate is to promote training of people engaged or to be engaged in the tourism industry.

 

The NTB hereby invites you to COME listen and learn from those who made it in this sector.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

•                  All Tourism Entrepreneurs 

•                  All potential start-up entrepreneurs  in the tourism and hospitality industry

•                  Any stakeholder interested in identifying business opportunities in the Namibian tourism sector

 

VENUES AND DATES

1.                  In Otjiwarongo, C’est Si Bon Hotel on 12 August 2013

2.                  In Swakopmund, Hotel Zum Kaiser Conference Centre on 15 August 2013

3.                  In Windhoek, Kalahari Sands Hotel on 17 August 2013

 

All workshops start at 08h30 and ends at 13h00.

 

SPEAKERS

 

1.         Mr Wandile Wooldridge Ndala: Owner of Wandie’s Tavern Place

 

         Wandie’s Tavern Place has been highly acclaimed for its ambience, hospitality, professional & friendly service and not forgetting its indigenous cuisine as part of its broad-based menu. The Company and its management has received many accolades and has become world renown, hosting many luminaries such as Richard Branson (the CEO of Virgin Airlines), Evander Holyfield, Jesse Jackson, Quincy Jones, the late Walter Sisulu, the former first Lady: Mrs Zanele Mbeki, Chris Rock, the All Blacks rugby team, to name a few. The Company has continued to be patronised by the rich & famous, and locals with a curiosity for the “township experience. Visit Wandie’s place at www.wandiesplace.co.za

 

4.         Mrs Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo: Founder of Soweto Hotel and Conference Centre

 

         The Soweto Hotel & Conference Centre located at the Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, offers 48 rooms, including two suites, 2 executive boardrooms, and The Committee Room (a six seat meeting room) and an elegant jazz restaurant. A prominent musical group of the 1950’s, The Jazz Maniacs, are honoured in the Restaurant. “Rusty’s”, the cocktail bar, is named after Lionel “Rusty” Bernstein who was part of the Committee that drafted the Freedom Charter but who died days before the meeting. With its history, Walter Sisulu Square offers visitors a dramatic walk back in time to a place of historical significance, but the vibrancy of Kliptown as it is today with its busy row of shops in Union Road straddled by various hawkers’ stalls - cages of live chickens, second-hand bundles of clothing and brightly coloured vegetable stalls, lend the square a distinctive township buzz. For more information visit www.sowetohotel.co.za

 

5.         Mr Sakhumzi Maqubela: Owner of Sakhumzi Restaurant

 

         Born in Soweto (raised on the famous Vilakazi Street, in Orlando West), he always displayed entrepreneurship flair from childhood through running a business from grade 8-10 which switched from selling sweets to photography. Entrepreneurship runs in his genes, since Sakhumzi’s father owned a small but profitable beverage distribution business. Opportunity knocked with the dawn of democracy when Foreign Tourists started visiting former President Nelson Mandela’ original home on Vilakazi Street just 60 metres from Sakhumzi’s home. A group of childhood friends became the “midwife” to the birth of Sakhumzi Restaurant when they used to visit his home on weekends enjoying traditional dishes cooked by Sakhumzi’s wife.

 

         This group of friends which regularly sat under a large front-house tree was joined by foreign tourists in an informal social chat. Sakhumzi decided to start cooking for both his friends and foreign tourist passers-by. The front house Tree has been honoured to become the official logo of the Restaurant. Visit www.sakhumzi.co.zafor more information. 

 

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

 

RSVP: Mr. John Siloiso @ 061 290 6038, jsiloiso@namibiatourism.com.na

 

Issued by Mr Manfred !Gaeb, Strategic Executive: Industry Services

Namibia Tourism Board at Tel: 061 290 6007 or E-mail: mgaeb@namibiatourism.com.na