TEP has worked with large numbers of SMMEs and has identified the following as the most common constraints faced by them:
TEP has several TOOLKITS available and of interest to SAACI members. These are downloadable free of charge.
In respect of skills development and training requirements, TEP implements a comprehensive and holistic training programme, funded by DEAT, specifically aimed at tourism SMMEs. The objective of the programme is to develop tourism enterprises to become sustainable and to promote skills development, quality and transformation in the tourism industry.
Aimed at: Tourism enterprises who are considering participating in a local or international trade show or exhibition (such as Indaba or World Travel Market)
What does it offer: A framework for guiding the decision to participate in an exhibition A framework for helping the participant to prepare for the exhibition How to optimise benefits derived from attending an exhibition Guidelines on post exhibition follow up
Duration: 1 to 3 days
Cost: Sponsored by provincial tourism authorities
This is for owner/managers who have completed the Beginner's programme and are now ready to further their knowledge (at least six months experience of managing a tourism business is a condition for continued participation);
some of the modules may be useful for someone in business who would like to refresh their understanding of the concepts of managing a tourism business at a more advanced level
What does it offer: Four modules, expanding on the beginner level modules, covering: Human Resource management Marketing management Financial management Business management
Duration: One day Modules are offered on a flexible basis so that the participant has time to apply the concepts learnt before signing up for the next module To complete the Intermediate programme, the participant needs to complete all subjects
Cost: R80 per module
Aimed at: New entrants to tourism i.e. new or existing businesses or individuals that have never worked in the tourism sector before
What does it offer: Understanding of what TOURISM is about Understanding of what, if any, business opportunities exist in tourism I Information of who to contact if an opportunity in tourism is to be explored further
Duration: One day workshops
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