Business/05 May 2022, 17:00pm/ Mandla Nkosi
The Free State stand is at DEC1J01:image supplied
Bloemfontein: The Free State Province, is participating at the fifteenth annual Africa’s Travel Indaba (ATI), that is currently happening, at the Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban under the theme “Africa’s stories. Your success “which reaffirms the fact that Africa is reclaiming its own narrative and is ready to share with the world inspiring stories of resilience shown throughout the pandemic.
The Free State is represented by tourism enterprises from the Big 5 Routes, as an inland jewel of South Africa under the province‘s Gambling, Liquor and Tourism Authority.
According to the Free State Gambling, Liquor and Tourism Authority, “The Free State stories are anchored around the authentic culture and heritage experience that was left over centuries by the first inhabitants of South Africa as depicted on the caves that are found along the Eagle Routes.
The areas of Schaapplaatts farm in Clarens and Moolsmanshoek in Rosendal provide some of the best rock art paintings. The Anglo-Boer trails left the track of concentrations camps, graves, monuments, and historic war artifacts that are kept tells the story.”
It added that this year‘s objective is to build networking relationships with regional and international tour operators as the province drives to increase the share of arrivals in the 2022/23 financial year.
Mr Dichabe further said; “Our message is that the Free State is more than just a drive-thru, sharing borders with six province puts the province at an added advantage of packaging more offering to attract travelers to stay a few nights with us on their way to long haul destinations for as they return home to visit friends and relatives”.
This is a platform for the continent of Africa to showcase its tourism offerings to the world.
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