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The president of the International Council of Tourism Partners will be delivering his keynote address in Johannesburg at the South African Travel & Tourism Industry Conference.
The Conference will be held in Johannesburg from Sep 2-4.

The SA Travel and Tourism Industry Conference 2012 (SATTIC) is a collaborative effort between the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) and five of its member associations. They are the Association of South African Travel Agents (ASATA), the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA), the National Accommodation Association of South Africa (NAA-SA), the Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA), and the Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA).

The aim of hosting a joint industry conference is to facilitate industry cooperation and to reduce the proliferation of conferences within the sector. By convening one conference at the beginning of Tourism Month, the conference aims to create a central platform where members can address industry specific issues, as well as the challenges and opportunities which impact on the entire sector.

SATTIC believes that hosting one industry conference will save valuable time and money when compared to previous years where all tourism associations host member-based conferences on an annual basis. These conferences usually attract the same delegates and tend to address the same macro-economic issues.

The conference will comprise two-and-a-half days of deliberations, exhibitions, networking, and social events with an expanded program allowing for close delegate interaction.

ICTP (International Council of Tourism Partners) President Professor Geoffrey Lipman will be a keynote speaker at SATTIC, delivering an address on tourism competitiveness.

For information on the conference, go to: http://tourismvision2020.co.za/index.php/home.html

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