Welcome to the Ladysmith Tourism Association.
PREVIOUS TOURISM ORGANISATION – EMNAMBITHI/LADYSMITH COMMUNITY TOURISM ORGANISATION (CTO)
For ten years the Emnambithi/Ladysmith Community Tourism Organisation, a registered tourism organisation, was managed by the Municipality. Due to its long name the abbreviated name “Ladysmith Tourism” was used.
Unfortunately the organisation became defunct in 2008. The new Municipal Finance Management Act further prohibited the Municipality from being involved in managing funds of “external” organisations.
The newly established Emnambithi Tourism is a municipal tourism forum.
No membership fees are payable and membership is voluntary. It is not registered with KZN Tourism.
NEW LADYSMITH TOURISM ASSOCIATION – LTA
The LTA (Ladysmith Tourism Association) is the only constituted tourism body in Ladysmith. The LTA is duly constituted and registered as a CTO (Community Tourism Association) with KZN Tourism
It is important to note that the LTA is not in any way in competition with the Municipality and has the blessing of the municipality. The LTA is driven by the private sector and open to anyone involved, either directly or indirectly, in the tourism industry. The LTA fills a long existing gap in the area’s tourism industry.