The Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism through the Department of Tourism will once again join the rest of the world to commemorate the World Tourism Day. This year’s commemoration will be held on the 24th September 2015 in Gaborone, at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport from 0800hrs under the theme “1 BILLION TOURISTS, 1 BILLION OPPORTUNITIES”.
According to the ministry, the day will start with a motorcade from New Era College to the airport from 0700hrs. The main session at the SSKIA will be officiated by the Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Tshekedi Khama.
There will be exhibitions by different stakeholders from craft industries, as well as private and public sector, and entertainment that will run the entire day at the SSKIA.
There will be a cultural night on the 23rd September 2015 at the Department of National Museum and Monuments from 1600hrs – 2200hrs to show case Setswana culture in form of Setswana cuisine and traditional games.
Other nationalities will also take part in the event showcasing their dishes and traditional attire. The event will be embraced by the Minister of Environment Wildlife and Tourism, other Ministers, members of Diplomatic corps among other dignitaries.
There will be a panel discussion at Limkokwing University on the 24th September 2015 from 1400hrs which will be centered on the theme of the Day and the discussants will include academia, Tourism industry representatives, government Departments, NGOs, Parastatal, students, etc.
The commemoration is to continually enlighten the general public on the significance of the tourism industry and how they can partake on the available opportunities for the betterment of their livelihood.