Opening the centre on Monday, Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa said the Nelspruit VIC concludes the department’s national project to launch such centres in five 2010 Host Cities located in provinces that were less visited by tourists.
VICs were launched in Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Polokwane and Rustenburg.
Xasa told BuaNews that operators should take advantage of the rare
opportunity to market their products at a place “we can call a one-stop
The 412 square metre Nelspruit VIC was built at a cost of R7 million
and it features a lobby area, information counter and display area,
booking area, area for tour operators, administration offices and
boardroom, interpretive/multi-purpose space, training facility,
internet stations with server room, visitors lounge and ablution
The five VICs, which cost R34.3 million, boasts of a locally developed
information and reservation system tailored to cater for the South
All the VICs are intended to provide a one-stop information service to
tourists on a wide range of aspects including information enquiries,
reservations, accommodation, tours, vehicle hire, entertainment,
dining, sports, adventure, shopping and travel tips.