Welcome to the Youth Tourism Conference 2018 in the Western Cape

SAYTC usually tries to hold their conference in rural area to promote the area, expose them to our network and give the area a financial boost. This year is no exceptions but right now the venue is a secret. But what I can tell you is that it is in an exceptionally beautiful area, one of the Western Cape hidden secrets! Closer to the time we will inform you of the venue so that you can pack appropriately! This conference is all about equipping our members with enthusiasm, motivation and lessons that they can use to improve their businesses and impact their bottom line. We are aiming to be able to provide transportation to and from Cape Town to the venue. However you will be able to drive yourself if you prefer.

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Conference Program

Day 1 - September 25, 2018

Conference Venue: Cederberg Oasis
07h00 - Transport leaves Cape Town for venue
09h00 - Pit stop at 'The container'
11h00 - Arrive at Oasis and settle into your accommodation
11h00 - 12h00 - Register
12h00 - 13h00 - Lunch
13h30 - 16h00 - AGM
17h00 - Depart - Die Stad Sal
18h30 - Sunset drinks
19h00 - Return to Oasis
19h30 - Gather in tent for dinner
19h35 - Welcome by Gerrit - presentation on Oasis
19h40 - Mothercity skydive presentation
19h45 - Dinner
21h00 - Star Gazing
21h30 - Bon Fire

Day 2 - September 26, 2018

Conference Venue: Cederberg Oasis
06h30 - 08h30 - Breakfast
09h00 - 09h10 - Gavin Opens the conference
09h10 - 11h00 - Speakers
09h10 - 09h15 - Khwela Academy - Sponsor
09h15 - 09h45 - Mariette Du Toit-Helmbold – DESTINATE – Trends in Tourism
09h45 - 10h15 - Cathrine Nyquist – Panthera Africa – Animal Interactions in Tourism
10h15 - 10h45 - David Frost – SATSA – Tourism Outlook
10h45 - 11h00 - Tea Break
11h00 - 11h15 - Melanie Leloup – South African Tourism – Sho’t Left Campaign
11h15 - 11h45 - Martin Hawke - TripAdvisor
11h45 - 11h55 - Rory Haschick – ECDC - Sponsor
11h55 - 13h00 - Speed Networking
13h00 – 13h45 - Lunch
13h45 – 14h15 - Melissa Foley – The Green Tour – Responsible Tourism Practices
14h15 - 15h00 - Russel Fox – Entertainment and Inspiration
15h00 - 15h30 - Russel Fox – The Challenge
15h30 - 16h00 - Close of conference - Prepare for Mad Hatters High Tea
16h00 - Mad Hatters High Tea
19h00 - Gala dinner
20h30 - Auction
22h00 - Late DJ

Day 3 - September 27, 2018

Conference Venue: Cederberg Oasis
07h00 - 08h30 Breakfast
09h00 - Transport leaves for Cape Town
13h00 - Transport arrives in Cape Town
17h00 - After Party in Cape Town - The Pirate Ship, V&A Waterfront

Who is Who

Brief Bio of the Conference Delegates, Speakers, Sponsors and Govermnent Representatives

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The people attending the conference

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The organizations/companies sponsoring the conference

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The Government representatives attending the conference
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The people leading the panel discussions at the conference
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Who am I?

Facilitating and encouraging interaction in the Tourism Sector

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