Bids and geographic spread of business events: South African National Convention Bureau briefing
26 Nov 2019
Mr H Gumbi (DA) asked whether there was no convention bureau in the Eastern Cape. He asked how big SANCB was. What was the cost of the SANCB? He also asked how many employees the SANCB had. He noted that previously there had been concerns around the SANCB over achieving ...
Marketing Investment Framework: SAT briefing
19 Nov 2019
Mr H Gumbi (DA) asked what the status of the Joint Marketing Agreements (JMAs) was. SAT was asked whether it worked with Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries/agencies on having joint marketing packages. Marketing could be done together where SA was the gateway to the rest of the SADC ...
Tourism Grading System in South Africa & Tabling of proposed Dashboard for tracking of Committee resolutions: TGCSA briefing
5 Nov 2019
Ms H Gumbi (DA) asked what the extent of the influence of Community Tourism Organisations (CTOs) on grading was. He also asked about the advantages and disadvantages of hiring graders on a commission basis. On the cost of grading, a survey showed that 54% of people believed grading to be ...
State of transformation in the Tourism Sector: Tourism B-BBEE Charter Council briefing; Finalisation of Howick Oversight Report
29 Oct 2019
Mr H Gumbi (DA) observed that there seemed to be a sense of mismanagement of how regulations and empowerment policies had been set up. To assist SMMEs, he felt that the cost attached to grading should be scrapped. He noted that the Tourism Amendment Bill covered the issue of online ...
National Tourism Sector Strategy: Department briefing; Tourism BRRR
22 Oct 2019
Mr H Gumbi (DA), on facilitating ease of access to SA (slide 17), agreed that packages had to be put together to attract tourists to the country. He asked if tourists were given cell phone Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards when they arrived in SA. On Regulation of Interception of ...
Tourism Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report; Howick Oversight Report
15 Oct 2019
Mr H Gumbi (DA) asked that the issue of airlift strategy in the BRRR should be elaborated upon. Costs were a huge factor in travel. Costs and taxes should be reduced. The role of embassies abroad should also be elaborated upon in the BRRR.
South African Tourism 2018/19 Annual Report, with Minister
9 Oct 2019
Mr H Gumbi (DA) noted that if 80% of SAT’s budget was spent on destination marketing, and asked whether SAT marketed SA in its entirety. Were towns and cities marketed against other towns and cities in the rest of the world? Did SAT market public and private tourism assets ...
Audit Outcomes of Department and entities: AGSA briefing
8 Oct 2019
Mr H Gumbi (DA) said that the AGSA had recommended that both the NDT and SAT develop action plans to resolve matters. It was up to accounting officers to implement action plans in order to hold people accountable.
Department of Tourism 2018/19 Annual Report, with Minister & Deputy Minister present
8 Oct 2019
Mr H Gumbi (DA) noted that Mr Tharage, in his input, had pre-empted the hectic concerns of the AGSA. The NDT was not doing the basics correctly. There should be daily and monthly controls. The basics of accounting practices should be adhered to. Mr Tharage had given the assurance that ...
Department of Tourism Quarter 4 performance
10 Sep 2019
Mr H Gumbi (DA) asked how domestic tourism was monitored. He further asked whether the Department monitored what the is cost of getting to SA. Airline ticket costs, airport taxes and visa application costs etc ought to be taken into consideration. At present, Ethiopian Airlines seemed to be the gateway ...