On Thursday, 22 August 2019, the Executive Mayor hosted the Tourism Mayoral Dialogue, which forms part of a broader initiative of meetings with key sectors that are present in Tshwane and crucial to the city's development.
This event allowed a space where the captains of the tourism industry could engage on opportunities in the sector, as well as some of the challenges they experience.
Tshwane, as the administrative capital of the country, is frequently home to visitors due to the large number of embassies that are located within the city.
The city is effectively a brand ambassador for much of the country and it is thus important that we are able to ensure that our tourist value offering is clear for everyone to see and for the various international visitors that are based here.
"To the north we have the Dinokeng Reserves where people have the opportunity to visit the Big Five by travelling for little more than 40 minutes from the city centre to go and view some world-class wildlife facilities. In the north-west there is the Tswaing Crater, and just around the CBD we have Freedom Park along with a selection of museums.
Loftus, SuperSport Park and Giant Stadium draw people to our city from around the country and the world to attend sporting events. Not to mention the high-end shopping parks in the east of the city with Menlyn Park and the Menlyn Maine development.
These are just some of the tourist offerings that are available in the city. East to west, north to south, there is something for everyone and it is our job city to ensure that we draw people in to come and visit our great city," said the Executive Mayor.