Presentation on theme: "CRUISE LINE TOURISM STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING OUTCOMES OF THE WORKSHOP & PROGRESS 24 TH MARCH 2009."— Presentation transcript:
CRUISE LINE TOURISM STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING OUTCOMES OF THE WORKSHOP & PROGRESS 24 TH MARCH 2009
JANUARY WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES Set the context of the importance of Cruise Tourism and DEAT’s focus on the same level Gain consensus on the best way of taking Cruise Liner tourism forward Share findings of an initial feasibility study completed by the City of CT on the potential of the cruise liner industry around the Southern African coastline Achieve understanding of the challenges facing the industry Achieve agreement of the need to pursue Cruise Tourism as a national Tourism priority, supported by coastal province Tourism authorities Agree on roles and accountabilities of examination and mobilisation of the potential of Cruise Tourism.
WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION 70 representatives Coastal Provinces (Local and Provincial Government), - KZN, - WESTERN CAPE, - EASTERN CAPE and - NORTHERN CAPE DEAT National Government and Private Sector (individuals and associations)
OUTCOMES To proceed with Cruise Tourism as a priority development sub-sector for Tourism ’ s growth and development in South Africa (and Southern Africa DEAT to be the national Champion of the initiative To establish a Steering committee, constituting of Coastal Provinces and Port Cities to propose 1representative (+ 1 alternate), (maximum 8) National Key Stakeholders related to Cruise Tourism infrastructure and accessibility: ACSA, TRANSNET, Dept of Transport, SAT (maximum 6) Key Stakeholders from the Private sector,ie: MSC (maximum 3)
……OUTCOMES To appointed a Chairperson Creation of a centralised DEAT Cruise Tourism database for internal and external viewing of collective knowledge (research, reports, studies, publications, etc) on Cruise Tourism, held by Coastal Provinces, Private sector, National government etc. On-going dialogue with Task Team to continuously update DEAT database To proceed with Cruise Tourism Economic Impact Study City of CT (Mr. Mansoor Mohamed) to cover 50% of the Study cost as they are acting as study custodians and had commissioned the previous Study
PROGRESS Received nominations and requests for participation from coastal provinces and port cities Database folder forwarded to Communications unit for website upload: - Presentations - Western Cape Study - Steering Committee - Workshop register Update of folder will be done as per incoming response from participants.