is a Southern African Development Community institution responsible for tourism growth and development.
BotswanaEoACAOs minister of environment, wildlife and tourism, Tshekedi Khama, said more SADC finances should be channeled into RETOSA.
If you believe this as I do, then you must join me in wondering why our countries, through RETOSA, have not banded together more effectively to exploit the opportunities offered by tourism," he said.
Bland, said Therefore, RETOSA and Routes share a common goal, which is to improve air connectivity and tourism for Africa.
We are delighted that RETOSA will be supporting two of our forthcoming Routes events to be hosted within the SADC region: Routes Africa 2014 in Victoria Falls, hosted by Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe from 22nd 24thJune 2014; and World Routes 2015 in Durban, hosted by KwaZulu-Natal Province from 20th 22ndSeptember 2015, Mrs.
The pre-requisite for RETOSA
to participate in promotional activities with the travel trade is that a minimum of three countries are covered.
Ange is also scheduled to be received by Mr Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) at his Organisation's Madrid Offices and join the RETOSA
working group of African Ministers responsible to work on the future of the Southern Africa Tourism Body.
The way forward for RETOSA
, the Southern Africa Tourism Body had been discussed for many years and it was at this Mozambique meeting that Tourism Ministers knew the eyes of Southern Africa was on them to see how the mandate given at the Grand Baie of Mauritius Meeting in March 2012 was being followed.
As 2013 comes to an end, the Tourism Minister of SADC, the Southern Africa block met in Maputo, Mozambique to plan the way forward for RETOSA
, their region's dedicated tourism organisation.
The mandate of RETOSA
is to market and promote Southern Africa in close cooperation with the region s national tourist bodies and the private sector.