Villages, small towns in line to cash in on SA's events industry

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More than ever before, we cannot just have meetings in the same place all the time, says the head of SA's National Convention Bureau.
More than ever before, we cannot just have meetings in the same place all the time, says the head of SA's National Convention Bureau.
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The events industry has been earmarked as a key area for tourism recovery and villages, townships and small towns could soon be getting a slice of the pie.

This is according to South Africa's National Convention Bureau (SANCB), which wants to ensure its bid support programme also enables the economic benefits of the meetings industry beyond the country's main metros.

This is an important aim for government and often raised by Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Tourism, says SANCB head Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo.

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