Homestays Assessment for Bojanala Platinum District, North West Province, South Africa.
The assessment of homestays in the region for 2010 and beyond was commissioned by to encourage homeowners to make accommodation available for the 2010 Soccer World Cup and other events. The purpose was also to assist participants to improve the services and hospitality offered by the homestay, thereby increasing the value for tourists and encouraging longer visitor stays, attracting higher spending visitors, as well as extending the visitor season.
The scope of work included the invitation of homestay participants to take part in an assessment exercise, in order to determine the quality of their products, the training of selected participants to enhanced homeowners’ skills and the value of their product, the linking of qualifying homestays with accommodation channels for the 2010 Soccer World Cup and the resultant increase in the bed supply in the District, particularly during major events. Homestays were also assisted in marketing their opportunities via the website and information centres.