PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
SydneyG
 
Comments: 8
Article views: 0
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all SydneyG's badges.
 

I want the Minister of Tourism Job!

12 November 2012, 15:00

Being a frequent flyer and guest at hotels locally, that is;  has opened my eyes to how the outside world perceives this beautiful country of ours. During every stay in my favourite hotels, I couldn't  help but noticed how our foreign visitors have come to love and appreciate South Africa. They come in their numbers every day, many more returning for more than just once; they've been on our shores and can't get enough of our beautiful SA.

I have always made it my business to ask them how they found their stay in SA, something like for how long they'd been sticking around and number of times they've visited in the past. Now foreign guests are the easiest and simplest of all people, when it comes to getting personal and diplomatic for love of one's country; I've never been turned down once. I have interviewed senoir citizens, middle aged, young people  and sports people. Nothing thrills like to hear foreign visitors share their amazing experience within the borders of this country, how they saved their last dime in order to afford a holiday in SA.....that makes you think, wow!

I am people's person, I enjoy interacting with my custormers since my backbone is IT business. I believe in getting to knnow my clients in a real way, in a face to face situation. Many account managers hardly know their customers by face, they rely on impersonal things like email, telephone calls, etc; except in person. Now, customers are human too, they are not just money-popping ATM's operating from some mysterious bank vaults; issuing endless bank notes to some faceless Service Providers. Getting in touch with clients on ground zero, always does the trick...APPRECIATION!!

If I was given the tourism job, for starters, amongst many things I'd do: I would visit key hotels along our coastal lines and  give surprise, unscheduled, unanounced visits to our hotels, especially during breakfasts and dinner times. I'd walk in there as a normal human without blue lights and all this uncalled for security around me; all acces granted. The hotel manager will introduce me to the house and, I'll freely move about and greet our guests. This will be like talking to a stranger in a park, no cheap publicity, no TV cams and no extreme escourt. I will do my job with a smile, take time with my distinguished guests who came all the way to grace our shores. Imagine what this would do in the mind of our foreig investors, our guests become our sales personnel; they represent where it'd have been impossible to reach.

Sydney, are you serious? Of course, I am dead serious about this job. I have hundreds new innovative ways I'd employ in order to enhance and advance this amazing portfolio. I'm sure you're not expecting me to reveal all my secrets about tourism, the rest is subject to Government offering me this and throwing me the gauntlet. Minister Martinus, don't quake in your boots, I won't get you fired, we can team up and, am willing to report to you as long as I can realize my KPI in this department.

NB: I am not a cadre and don't subscribe or affiliate to any political party; I know this might derail my dream in terms of cadre deployment. I am only addressing this issue as a loyal country man, who loves every bit of our beautiful South Africa!

I remain optimistic,

SydneyG

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
8 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Kalibanache
Saluting the bloody Aussies for a...

I just think back to our 438 Victory over Australia, That was after they set a world record of runs to chase down.. Read more...

0 comments 140 views
Submitted by
ThatHumanist
What comes after religion?

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?  Read more...

3 comments 62 views
Submitted by
Elaine Bing
Why can't they see?

Why continue to vote for people that rob you and make promises they don’t keep? What is wrong with people?  Read more...

0 comments 34 views
Submitted by
Eric de Castro
Dark temptations

Have you ever been tempted by the Darkside? Have you fought back courageously; only to lose your confrontation with the Dark Forces?  Read more...

12 comments 904 views
Submitted by
Kelvin Esiasa167
Are Zambians Employers using redu...

Many Zambians would recall that the tendency of declaring people redundant was very common in the Chiluba era at the time the Zambian government was privatizing state owned companies. Read more...

1 comments 170 views
Submitted by
Mq Moyo
Easter is Un-Christian

Easter is a day that is honoured by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Read more...

84 comments 812 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.