The South African Youth Travel Confederation’s 6th Annual Conference
30 July – 1 August 2013
Ubuntu Kraal, Orlando West, Soweto

Programme

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

09:00
Golf Day open to all delegates and stakeholders in Cullinan
16:00
Registration at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers
18:00
Welcome party sponsored by Gauteng Tourism
Jam and dance to Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers’ famous reggae beats in the community park at the lodge. As the sun sets everyone can warm up at the fire with some hot drinks and shisa nyama. Local entertainment will make you even warmer – dancing the night away! The party has a reggae theme so everyone is welcome to pull out your red, green and yellow rasta threads and join in to the fun. Click here for directions to Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers.

 

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 – How to make a difference in your community & environment

09:00
AGM
11:00
Tea – sponsored by Island Vibe
11:30
Official opening of the conference
12:00
Jason Drew – Environmental Capitalist
13:00

Lunch

14:00

Jeunesse Park – Food and Trees for Africa

14:40

Thulani Madondo – Kliptown Youth Programme

15:00
Fair Trade Tourism – Kathy Bergs
15:20
Tea break
15:40
Speed dating with a difference. Interested businesses can buy a table. Other delegates are grouped and move between tables every 5 minutes
19:00
Gala dinner at Nexdor restaurant in Vilakazi Street in Soweto with a famous entertainer. Can you guess who? Her real name is Penelope Jane Dunlop, but you will probably only know her stage name, PJ Powers. Sponsored by FNB Paypal

 

Thursday, 1 August 2013 – Marketing your business

09:00 

BSA sessions (everyone welcome)

10:30
Richard Mulholland – conference superhero and boredom slayer
11:30
Tea – sponsored by Island Vibe
11:50
William Price – South Africa Tourism Online Marketing
12:25
Ross Kata – Expedia for SAYTC and marketing tips from the big industry players
13:00
TOMSA  – Franco Jordaan
13:30
Lunch – sponsored by Hostelworld
14:30
TEP – Hannelie du Toit
14:50
Tripadvisor – Dan Cross “How to manage your on-line reputation and promote your business on the world’s largest travel site”
15:40

Soweto Experiences – sign up for your activities at the conference.

  • Cycling tours – space for 30 delegates
  • Tuk-tuk tours – 2 tuk-tuks with a maximum of 3 (not too large) delegates each
  • Walking tours – unlimited spaces
  • Viewing Soweto from the Orlando cooling towers
  • Quad biking tours
19:00
Farewell dinner – relaxed evening at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers with a traditional African potjie sponsored by Penthouse on Long
Eita Soweto Programme

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