FS tourism wins accolade

2017-06-07 06:01

The Free State Tourism Authority (FSTA) has received the prestigious platinum award for the best provincial stand at Indaba 2017, held in Durban in May.

The province was reportedly judged to have the stand that reflected functionality, creativity and overall effectiveness.

Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African continent. Therefore, the entity regards the award as the foremost of its kind in Africa.

According to the Free State MEC for Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Dr Benny Malakoane, the award was a feather in the cap for the provincial marketing wing.

He added that the FSTA had advanced to the level where it perfected its craft.

According to him, the Free State had positioned itself as “Big Sky Country”, with several natural attractions. He further pointed out that the challenge at the Indaba had been to strike a balance ­between creative design and getting business done.

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