TOURISM SECTOR JOBS
The initiative is bringing together a wide range of businesses, funders and partners to unlock the potential of youth and help stimulate one of the most significant sectors of our economy.
Youth4Tourism has already seen youth being trained and employed as tour guides, event coordinators, concierges, chefs, guest managers, travel agents, and content creators. These content creators have been placed across South Africa to promote and support tourist attractions in their hometowns and surrounds, through creative outputs like photography and videography.
Paul Hanratty, CEO of Sanlam, says, “Currently, we have 4.9 million unemployed young people in South Africa. This is a crisis as our demographic dividend should be our greatest shared asset.”
Businesses from all sectors
The CEO of YES, Ravi Naidoo, says “It’s inspiring to hear the stories of young people who are grabbing these opportunities. Tourism is vital to South Africa’s economy and should be our top foreign revenue generator for the country.”
Traditional tourism nodes
Businesses from all sectors are invited to join the Youth4Tourism movement, create diverse work opportunities and redefine the landscape of our tourism industry. They can join in two ways:
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