Hear it From The Horse's mouth.
Most people travel these days and often know people abroad or use travel agents. But if you’re going somewhere you don’t know, perhaps for business, studies, medical treatment or just an adventure, leisure or to experience the host culture, it’s easy to waste a lot of time seeing the wrong places, getting lost or ending up in tourist traps. We are therefore creating “Experience MyCity” to solve these problems, and to make traveling easier and more affordable for busy people while we are empowering local youths to participate in tourism activities. We therefore plan to partner with other industry players such as tour operators, travel agents, airlines, places that inspire us and are situated in bustling neighborhoods or those which attract a similarly-minded crowd that we aim to serve.
Experience my city project is a project that will focus on specific areas of Malawi and promote tourism to guests by local representatives. This will involve looking for tourism attractions, experiences, events and treats around Malawi, so that the tourists have a chance to experience the destination from a local’s perspective. This project will cover specific areas that have features that are normal to the locals but extraordinary to tourists. It is about giving the tourist a chance to be in the local’s shoe on their trips around the country.
We will select a special group of destinations for our tourists to stay (Which is our accommodation partners) that are not just stylish and conveniently located, but also affordable at the same time have a sound social responsibility policy. This we will do together with the help of our partners Next, we will carefully curate our community of “locals”. We will either choose people we know well about their passion for tourism or their communities or/and who are actively promoting tourism locally or involve our partners in the process of choosing the local representatives. We will advertise in the press and we will interview potential representatives to make sure we really get to know them in person and gather the best team possible to offer a high quality service to the tourists and ensure their safety. We plan to do this with the help of some destination Partners, The national Hotels and Tourism Board, local tourism associations, travel and tour operators. The Ministry of Tourism will help us in the training of our locals and supplying them with information and expertise to carry out their roles professionally. We plan to make the booking process of a local quick and easy by allowing visitors to submit an inquiry to all of the locals from a particular destination at the same time. Then, the visitor will simply have to wait to see which experiences and activities they can be offered, and choose their favorite!
We also plan to have a Television Travel show which will showcase the different places and services which make up the Malawi Tourism Product produced for different Tv stations which we will also be seeking for partners to sponsor. The Tv Show will also run under the name: Experience My City Tv Travel Show.
As of now we have the online platform which is directory of tourism and all related facilities events and operators which can be accessed on; www.giantplusmalawi.com • We are also hosting several social media campaigns for some destinations which include,
https://www.facebook.com/malawi.tourism.1 • (Malawi Tourism and Attractions) • https://www.facebook.com/groups/visitmangochi (Malawi Tourism @ Mangochi Group) •
(https://twitter.com/MangochiTourism) Mangochi Touism Twitter page :@MangochiTourism
• https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfqBTwj_bJsBGzkqZuCLDlQ/feed?filter=2 Youtube channel: Mangochi Tourism
This definetly the next Big thing in the promotion of Tourism in Malawi.