Agricultural tourism: SA's latest trend?

2013-07-26 09:16

Cape Town - South Africa's well-established agricultural sector provides a learning opportunity for international farmers participating in agricultural tours to the country.

Tourism Update reports that this is the view put forward by Margi Biggs, MD at Specialized Tours & Events, Marius Botha, Owner at Guttera Tours and Eugene Booysen, MD of Cape AgriTours, who all argue that there is a market for agricultural tours in the country.

Biggs said SA's well-developed agricultural sector allowed farmers from many countries to learn from local agricultural tours. According to Booysen, SA has developed leading-edge technology in most spheres of agriculture and also cultivated many local varieties of fruit and flowers. 

In addition to a learning opportunity, the tours provided farmers from these countries with a networking opportunity, said Biggs. She also pointed out that South Africa hosted a number of agricultural conferences and agricultural tours were often added on to these conferences. 

Agricultural tours usually include a sightseeing component, often to a game reserve.

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