The event provides an opportunity for tourism curricula experts to share information with tourism educators and learners and for stakeholders within the sector to share information on diverse careers available in the sector. It is designed to bridge the information gap between the industry, government, learners and educators. Under the theme: “BROADENING YOUR HORIZONS THROUGH TOURISM OPPORTUNITIES”.

​The National Tourism Careers Expo (NTCE), in its eleventh year running, and the second year in North West is a collaboration of three partners, namely, the National Department of Tourism (NDT), the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education Training Authority (CATHSSETA) and the North West Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism (DEDECT)  as a host province.

The expo aims to drive South Africa’s National Tourism Strategy’s goal of creating 225 000 tourism jobs opportunities by 2020.

This platform is meant to facilitate interaction between the above groups of people such that information and knowledge can be shared on available education and training opportunities as well as to show case available tourism professional opportunities and their worth in the South African and global economy.