The North West Province Tourism officials were in Gaborone last week as part of their annual promotion tour
The provincial tourism MEC Desbo Mohono said they continue to appreciate Botswana as one of their target markets, which they take seriously. She said this is also because most of the leaders in their province actually originate from Botswana.
She said as much as they are very sensitive with issues of security it hurts to know that their people are not able to move freely as they would want to do.
“Tourism is one of the sectors that can ensure that the economies are empowered, and as tourism bodies we might find a way to double our efforts to make sure that the tourism sector grows. It is important for both countries to continue with exchange and selling themselves, and that is why we are here every year to sell ourselves to Batswana,” she said.
She emphasized that it is important for both parties to realise that they need each other in order for them to progress. She said the Mahika Mahikeng Festival – a hit among Batswana – remains a key attraction for Botswana music lovers.
South Africa’s Deputy High Commissioner to Botswana graced the event and emphasized that Botswana continues to play an imperative role in the SA tourism.
They urged Botswana businesses to find ways of partnering with them so as to sell themselves as well in the North West Province. South Africans in the tourism sector exhibited their products at Masa Square Hotel and engaged with different people.