TOURISM promotion body, Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA), has extended the deadline for its annual Youth in Tourism Essay Competition to 22 August.
The competition has been extended has following requests from schools and students across the southern African region after failing to submit essays due to educational commitments.
According to RETOSA, the essay competition –– under the theme “Sustainable Tourism Development: Tourism and Development in the Community” –– is for pupils between the ages of seven to 18 years,.
Participants from primary and secondary schools can submit essays on the topics allocated for the two categories. The essay topics and competition guidelines can be found on RETOSA’s website.
According to a RETOSA press statement, all entries should be submitted electronically.
Two finalists will emerge from the competition who will be crowned Junior Tourism Ministers for a year.
The finalists will be sponsored to attend the Regional Youth in Tourism Conference to be held in Mauritius from 25-26 September, where they will make their final presentations and the winner announced.
According to RETOSA, students from within the southern African region can still participate in the essay competition.