Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (MMBT) has been facilitating the development of the conference concept and the invovlement of government bodies and development agencies. The conference committee and SAYTC EC Chair have been actively engaging with the various enablers and have had confirmation that our proposals have been submitted.
We are in the process of inviting the Mayor and Councillor of Port Elizabeth to open this years conference and we will soon be engaging with the Minister of Tourism to discuss relevant issues. We will also be inviting the Tourism Grading Council to clearly define the new grading structure for Backpackers. We have enjoyed the support of ECDC and ECPTA in our sector and look forward to their continued engagement with the Youth Tourism sector.
We invite our membership to submit any other relevant government bodies for inclusion in this years conference. We would like to see a national involvement in our sector.