Attracting Graduates To SA’s Tourism Industry Is Boosted By Exposing Future Leaders To International Best Practices, Says Tourvest
South Africa may have rich landscapes, fascinating cultures and be renowned for its wildlife reserves, but it is competing for a share of the international tourist market with hundreds of other destinations. The success in Hospitality and Tourism Industry depends therefore on quality of leadership to ensure sustained growth for the future of sector.
Identifying future leaders and ensuring that they have the skills to participate and guide the industry means identifying and encouraging individuals, particularly university and college graduates, to join and grow the sector, says Judi Nwokedi, Group Chief Sustainability Officer at Tourvest Integrated Tourism Group.
“An integral part of building the sector involves offering young South Africans the opportunity to meet and compete with their regional colleagues at events like the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Future Leaders Challenge. This event, which opened in Dubai on January 23 and runs to January 26, brings together top students from 24 colleges and universities in the Middle East and across Africa.”