Date: 7 November 2018
Venue: Curiocity Backpackers

MEMBERS PRESENT

ANDREW BANISTER

ALICE  BANISTER

NOELLINE HOMEBASE

TSHEPO,CURIOCITY

LINKY , LEBO’S

MARIA ,LEBO’S

KHOMOTSO LEBO’S

FRANCOIS PRETORIA BACKPACKERS

ZOLISWA FAIR TRADE

MAGIC GTA

REFILWE GTA

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

BHEHI CURIOCITY

LORRAINE, HEROHOLIDAYS

 

APOLOGIES

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.

SAYTC CONFERENCE

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

3nd prize

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

Gauteng Nov 2018