Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa awards certificates to tourism practitioners in Pretoria, 4 Nov

Tourism practitioners graduate from foreign language training programme

Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa will award certificates to tourism practitioners who successfully completed the Foreign Language Training Programme in Russian at an event that will be held at Tourism House in Pretoria.

The Foreign Language Training Programme is a capacity-building initiative designed to enable frontline staff and tourist guides to develop competencies in Russian, with the view of improving service levels and visitor experience.

Eight tourism practitioners participated in the three month training programme that focused on language tutoring, reading and writing skills, and a course on Russian culture.

Russia is among the top tourist markets for South Africa. Statistics released in January 2016 showed a 12.6% increase in tourist arrivals from Russia.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend

Date: 4 November 2016

Venue: Department of Tourism (Tourism House) - 17 Trevenna Street, Sunnyside � Pretoria

Time: 10h00 to 12h00

Kindly confirm your attendance to:

Lerato Mogorosi

Tel: 012 444 6620

E-mail: lmogorosi@tourism.gov.za

Source: Government of South Africa.

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