Busy weekend as HATAB hosts annual conference and other events


The Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana’s (HATAB) highly anticipated 40th Annual Conference  gets underway in Maun this Friday.

The conference will be held under the theme, ‘Advancing Towards A World Class Tourism Investment Climate To Create Jobs.’

Public Affairs and Comms Executive at HATAB, Lorato Keitireng told this publication that this theme is relevant in today’s era where Botswana is also battling effects of climate change as well as shortage of jobs in the country. She shared that the conference would kick-off with Annual General Meeting (AGM) set for this Thursday, April 25th at 08:00hrs at Maun Lodge, opening the way for the main event the following day.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi will perform the official opening

This year’s conference official opening speaker is President Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi, and guest speaker is Chairman for Motor Holdings Botswana, Mbiganyi Tibone.

As HATAB exists to promote and encourage excellence in Hospitality and Tourism in Botswana, the event is expected to draw a pool of different stakeholders who will exchange ideas and experiences in the field to enhance the sector.

Chairman of Motor Holdings Botswana, Mbiganyi Tibone is the Guest Speaker at the conference

Keitireng has applauded different stakeholders that have come on board to ensure that this event is a success. These are mostly hospitality key players and HATAB looks forward to hosting them on a common goal basis.

Listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange as Botswana’s only listed wildlife tourism entity, Chobe Holdings Limited (“CHOBE”) which was established 40 years ago is one of the sponsors for this event. It operates two famous safari brands, Desert & Delta Safaris and Ker & Downey Botswana, as well as provides auxiliary safari services through its tour operator, The Booking Company and integrated air charter operator Safari Air. Chobe also supports the diversification of northern Botswana’s rural economy through its shareholding in Chobe Farms and Chobe Bream.

Other sponsors among others include, University of Botswana (UB), First National Bank Botswana (FNBB), Wilderness Safaris, AbariCom, Botswana National Productivity Center (BNPC) and Great Plains Conversation.



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