Mr Monggae said the ministry pulled out of RETOSA
to give the private sector a chance to lead.
"Collaboration between RETOSA
and Routes as strategic partners is incredibly significant and long overdue.
Part of his job as Junior Minister is to write articles on Tourism thus promoting southern African tourism around the world, which is also part of what RETOSA
does" he explained.
chairperson Fernanda Matsinha, said by the end of 2017, the region is to receive 63 million tourist arrivals, 58 percent of tourist arrivals into Africa.
Southern Africa has taken a leaf from the Caribbean tourism success book and set up its own multinational tourism body, Retosa
. Larry Luxner has been finding out how effective the body has become.
At the World Travel Market held in London in November 1997, this trend received greater impetus with the UK launch of the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA
), whose remit actually extends into Central and East Africa, and the Indian Ocean islands.