LOCAL tourism outfit, Tsela Tours, will on 14 July 2018 host an excursion at Afriski Mountain Resort which will be aimed at promoting domestic tourism.
The event will be held in line with Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation’s drive, #KnowYourCountryFirst which encourages domestic tourism.
Speaking to the Xpress People on behalf of the organisers recently, T?epo Matlou said although they host a variety of events to promote domestic tourism, this one is aimed at giving locals a snow games experience.
“Afriski is the only snow resort in the country and most people are eager to visit it but do not have the necessary information,” Matlou said.
“We have thus made it our duty to design packages that will give them a taste of the snow themed games. This will be the fourth time that we are taking people to Afriski and at times our trips coincide with Afriski’s Winterfest. This time we have even attracted the attention of people from South Africa who are eager to join the trip.
“We keep the snow experience interesting by changing the type of games that we participate in each time. This time around, participants will get to engage in bum-boarding and tubing.”
Matlou further added that they have witnessed growth in domestic tourism with the different activities that they host across the country.
He also said that they recently started forging relations with tour operators from other countries a strategy that will make it easier to host people from outside through linked trips.
“We host tours to different attractions around the country and we have noted the keen interest of locals to tour this country. When we first started three years ago we only hosted 15 people but our last trip to Kome Caves had over 100 participants. The response for the Afriski trip is also positive.
“We were also at the Africa Tourism Indaba in South Africa last month where we managed to form relations with other international tour operators. The network will help link tour operators so that when they have people wishing to visit Lesotho, we host them and also alert them when we have clients wishing to visit their country,” Matlou said.