Date: 7 November 2018
Venue: Curiocity Backpackers
LINKY , LEBO’S
FRANCOIS PRETORIA BACKPACKERS
ZOLISWA FAIR TRADE
SIBO URBAN BACKPACKERS
AYANDA CITY SKATE TOURS
PETER HOME BASE
THUTO AVENUE ENGLISH
VIVI AVENUE ENGLISH
DYLAN ONCE IN JOBURG
VINCE ONCE IN JOBURG
KIM ONCE IN JOBURG
SOPHIE ONCE IN JOBURG
JULIAN CAPE TO KRUGER
ALL OTHER MEMBERS
On arrival at Curiocity we were greeted with a very welcome drink.Once everyone had arrived we headed off to check out the neighbourhood of Maboneng
Bheki gave us a passionate and very informative tour of this amazing art district.
On our return to Fox Street we were treated to a panoramic view of the city from one of Curiocity’s penthouses where we gathered to discuss the state of the industry and enjoy the wonderful hospitality of our Host Curiocity Back packers
ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES seconded by Maria from Lebo’s
Matters arising . Comments on the success of the , Sholeft Champaign where mixed, But generally it was agreed to carry on and hopefully it will bear fruit .
There was a suggestion that the URL should go straight to operator. Need to engage SAT on this for feedback.
We still need clarification and who should be paying and collecting VAT perhaps Satsa can assist us with a expert in this field.
Report from national
Noelline explained how the new invoicing would happen and urged everyone to complete the registration so that invoices can be sent out soon.
She also explained that although we will retain our identity the actually format of our meeting in the future will be advised soon.
Report from WYSTC
Lorraine reported back that WYSTC was the perfect platform for the youth travel industry particularly for Volunteer operations . although expensive the right people attend and are serious to seek new offerings
Certain suggestions on the improvement and Africanizing of the stand was necessary Lorraine has already had a meeting with NDT and will report back soonest
Lorraine encouraged all those wanting to expand their business to the international markets to take advantage of the TIP (Tourism incentive programme)
As soon as the list of sponsored show/ conferences for 2019 are available we will circulate.
Kgomotso and Linky from Lebo’s gave a colourful and positive report back on the Saytc Conference held in the Western Cape. They felt it is important for all the youth product representatives in the country to get together and share challenges and stories at least once a year.
We closed the meeting with a fun end of year raffle
1st prize was 2 nights B&B and a city tour in the Penthouse in Maboneng
Complements of the CURIOCITY group won by Zoliswa from Fair trade
2 nights @ Once in Joburg Dinner bed and breakfast Compliments of the Once travel group
Won by Thuto from Avenue English
1 nights stay @ Lebo’s Backpackers Soweto dinner bed and breakfast and two hour bicycle tour
Compliments of Lebo’s Soweto Tours
Won by Refilwe from Gauteng Tourism
4th prize dinner for 2 at the Bannister restaurant
Compliments for the Bannister group
Won by Magic from Gauteng Tourism
5th Prize . beautiful bottle of red wine
Compliments for Homebase
Won by Linky from Lebo’s
Next meeting February date to be confirmed
Next meeting FEB 2019 Venue to be advised