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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:49
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The first tourism weekend of its kind was held in Cullinan on 21 and 22 April. The two-day event was sponsored by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development: Dinokeng Projects to promote interaction among businesses who deal with tourism in the area.

There was a dinner at Brillante La Mia in the old rec club on the Saturday evening and a speed dating event and market on the Sunday. The speed dating was held from 9.30 am to 11 am and each participant had five minutes in which to exchange information about his or her business with other product owners and Dinokeng’s tourism sector VIP’s.

Solani Mthethwa, Samantha Nancarrow and Thabo Mokhele with Tracey Ralphs as the human table
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Part of the live entertainment

Fabulous prizes were up for grabs and participants each received a goodie bag of trinkets and gifts. Le Pate A Choux Bistro and Confectioners catered for the event and Kobus Vermaak from Casablanca Manor was responsible for the décor, which included rarities such as a live model as table centre piece.

The event was the initiative of the Cullinan Tourism Association, a Gauteng Provincial Government and private sector initiative. It was organised by Melany Muraour, Samantha Nancarrow and personnel from Get Up And Grow Consultants.

Guests at the Saturday evening dinner at the old rec club

The Sunday event with Thabo Mokhele from the Gauteng Department of Economic Development: Dinokeng Projects handing out goodie bags

The purpose of the meet-and-greet weekend was to grow tourism business across the Cullinan, Rayton and Donkerhoek areas; to create awareness of the area among tourists, tour operators, tour guides and professional conference organisers; and to encourage tourists to return with their friends and family.


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