The new Board of Directors of Jeffreys Bay Tourism are putting together some innovative plans to boost business in the town and the wider Kouga region.
At the AGM of Jeffreys Bay Tourism, held at the office in da Gama Road, the following board was voted in by the members of the Association.
Rhelda Foley, Meresa Meyer, Amy Vermeulen, Annelien Petrelis, Garth Ford, Tyron Van Tonder and Brenton Williams were elected to take tourism forward in Jeffreys Bay.
The first decision the new Board has made is to give free membership to Jeffreys Bay Tourism for all activity product holders in the region.
“Instead of charging a membership fee, we have decided to charge a 20 % commission on all sales of activities from the office”, said Rhelda Foley, the newly elected Chairperson of Jeffreys Bay Tourism.
“Product holders can bring in their brochures and sign up as members of Jeffreys Bay Tourism at no charge and we will be focusing on selling activities as a service to our members as well as to encourage tourists to spend more time in town, exploring everything we have to offer”.
The office in da Gama Road is also undergoing a much needed revamp and all tourist based business owners are invited to come and visit the office and see for themselves the transformation that is presently taking place.
It is trying times for Tourism offices at present with Hankey Tourism already having shut their doors last year due to a lack of funding and Humansdorp as well as St Francis Tourism trying hard to keep their doors open.
The town really needs to support Jeffreys Bay Tourism and their efforts to keep an Information office open in the town.
A tourist town without a Tourism office is simply not an option.