getting involved in tourism industry

Maphophe says: "It is like any other industry. Have a good business plan so that when unexpected things happen you are more able to adapt. You can never be too detailed in your plans."

Maphophe says: "It is like any other industry. Have a good business plan so that when unexpected things happen you are more able to adapt. You can never be too detailed in your plans."

Things to consider when entering the hospitality industry

l Location: make sure that your choice of location works in all seasons and is geared for growth even during quiet periods . The most ideal areas are those that have surrounding attractions, for example, golf courses, nature reserves, lakes or dams and waterfalls;

l Marketing: "One of the most important aspects of my business is marketing," says Maphophe. "You have to make sure that people have a strong distinct image of your establishment."

Some of the prospective careers in tourism

l Travel agencies

Junior consultant, international consultant, administrative clerk, accounts consultant and manager;

l Hotels

Chef, waitress, receptionist, housekeeper, salesperson, marketing officer, hotel group reservations, ground staff, conference organiser and public relations officer.

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