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South Africa seeks to partner with Tamil Nadu to boost tourism – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

CHENNAI: The South African Tourism Board is seeking to collaborate with the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) in skills development for young people in the hospitality sector as well as other potential sectors.

Neliswa Nkani, Hub Manager, Middle East, India and South East Asia, South African Tourism, said that Chennai is one of the top three source markets in India and the market with the highest expected growth, and therefore the South African Tourism Board is exploring opportunities for collaboration.

“We are deeply invested in making the destination more accessible to Chennai residents, and with the support of the High Commissioner and Consul General, we will continue to push for a direct flight from India,” she said. .

She added that efforts are underway to create better value for money and adventure-filled itineraries for the people of Chennai, who are particularly fond of solo trips to the Rainbow Nation. “In 2021, 58.2% of travelers from Chennai visited South Africa alone,” she said.

Social media influencers enlisted by the TN government
As part of the Tourism Department’s Discover Tamil Nadu initiative, 10 social media influences (pictured) have been chosen to tour the state and popularize it. Tourism Minister Mathiventhan kicked off their trip on Tuesday on World Tourism Day. Social media influencers will be taken to Jawadhu Hills, Kollimalai, Poochmaruthur, Sethumadai, Valparai and Coimbatore among others. These influences will promote places on social networks.

CHENNAI: The South African Tourism Board is seeking to collaborate with the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) in skills development for young people in the hospitality sector as well as other potential sectors. Neliswa Nkani, Hub Manager, Middle East, India and South East Asia, South African Tourism, said that Chennai is one of the top three source markets in India and the market with the highest expected growth, and therefore the South African Tourism Board is exploring opportunities for collaboration. “We are deeply invested in making the destination more accessible to Chennai residents, and with the support of the High Commissioner and Consul General, we will continue to push for a direct flight from India,” she said. . She added that efforts are underway to create better value for money and adventure-filled itineraries for the people of Chennai, who are particularly fond of solo trips to the Rainbow Nation. “In 2021, 58.2% of travelers from Chennai visited South Africa alone,” she said. Social media influencers roped in by TN government As part of the Department of Tourism’s Discover Tamil Nadu initiative, 10 social media influencers (pictured) have been chosen to tour the state and popularize it. Tourism Minister Mathiventhan kicked off their trip on Tuesday on World Tourism Day. Social media influencers will be taken to Jawadhu Hills, Kollimalai, Poochmaruthur, Sethumadai, Valparai and Coimbatore among others. These influences will promote places on social networks.