The Tshwane Tourism Showcase, organized by TTA at the CSIR International Convention Centre on 23 January 2024, was a huge success, with over 400 stakeholders from all over Gauteng in attendance
The TTA Chairperson, Nico Rowan. Nico welcomed the delegates and discussed the upcoming Tshwane Guide 2024-5 as well as the rebrand of Tshwane as “The Wildest Capital City in the World”
The keynote address was delivered by Susan Marais, Creative Director of the Pretoria Bucket List and Vice Chairperson of the Tshwane Tourism Association Board.
Susan outlined that our city is a place filled with opportunities to have wild adventures, create wild and wonderful memories and meet wild(ly) interesting people while doing so. It was a reminder of why we love Pretoria, our beautiful city of Tshwane!
The TTA is pleased to have this opportunity to collaborate with the City of Tshwane to continue improving relationships and collaboration between business owners and communities and to foster teamwork, excitement and joy in our city.
She reminded honoured guests including the Executive Mayor of Tshwane and more than 400 representatives from local attractions, international, local and inbound tour operators, travel agencies, embassies and strategic partners; that Tshwane truly is wild. Our city is the only capital in the world with a Big 5 game reserve within its city limits. Dinokeng is unique but we also have nature reserves like Rietvlei, Groenkloof, Wonderboom and Faerie Glen.
She went on to specify wonderful experiences all over our city including adventure, shopping, markets, restaurants, open air venues and accommodation establishments with particular mention of our historic and cultural attractions in and around the city and the city centre as well as encouraging visitors to support the “local best kept secrets” in your particular suburb or area.
The Executive Mayor enthusiastically supported the brand and has subsequently been endorsing it at other engagements across our city.
The TTA rebrand of Tshwane as THE WILDEST CAPITAL CITY IN THE WORLD will include the following main events this year:
- The Annual TSHWANE TOURISM SHOWCASE (done on 23 January 2024 at the CSIR International Convention Centre)
- The first issue of the TSHWANE GUIDE which is produced by the TTA team and will be available soon at all major tourist information points across our city and South Africa.
- The TSHWANE TOURISM AWARDS which will debut later this year as an opportunity for stakeholders to engage, collaborate and grow relationships at a formal event honouring our industry.
The Tshwane Tourism Association is excited about renewed enthusiasm about our city and what we have to offer to local and inbound visitors. We can be proud that the residents of this city are some of the most resilient people in the world who always continue building, helping, growing and moving forward.
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- Visit our websites tshwanetourism.com and www.visittshwane.co.za
- Follow us on @Tshwane_Tourism
- Go out, explore, and create wonderful memories at the many interesting experiences all across our city of Tshwane.
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Activities and competitions were the order of the day, with Adventure Zone Cullinan’s drumming team keeping delegates entertained throughout the event, and as if that wasn’t enough, Capital Hotel School, CSIR ICC and Avanti made sure that guests were full.
There were over 40 prizes to be won! The TTA Tourism Showcase is an annual event that promotes Tshwane. We hope to see you again in 2025!