Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma will promote tourism on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, by signing the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s “Golden Book” on Wednesday, his office said.
It said The Global Leaders for Tourism is a joint United Nations World Tourism Organisation, (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) initiative to position travel and tourism higher in the global agenda.
“This joint campaign aims to mobilise recognition and support for the tourism sector from world leaders by demonstrating travel and tourism’s crucial role in economic growth, job creation and development,” said the Presidency.
In its new growth path, government has identified tourism as one of the six job drivers in South Africa.
The Presidency said Zuma will be accompanied by Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk and MECs of Tourism from all the nine provinces. – BuaNews