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9 March 2011

Gauteng Tourism Authority launches new website

Whether you’re a traveller visiting Gauteng, a travel agent seeking information or a journalist doing research, the Gauteng Tourism Authority’s new website is packed with useful information and interesting articles.

The Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg, centre of Gauteng. The Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg, centre of Gauteng.

We hope the new website will give visitors and locals the best possible virtual introduction to Gauteng, and we encourage all stakeholders and partners to join the GTA online community. - Dawn Robertson, CEO, Gauteng Tourism Authority

The Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) has launched its new website, packed with useful information for travellers to the province.

On the new website you'll find articles on the top 200 attractions in the province – from cultural and historical attractions to World Heritage Sites – as well as information on how to get to there, how to get around, money, geography, weather, history, transport, communication and more.

The GTA website also has comprehensive listings under the headings Things to Do and About Gauteng. Under Things to Do you can browse through an A-Z of attractions, or search for more specific themes such as food and drink, markets and malls, arts and culture, heritage, entertainment, sports and activities, nature and outdoors.

The visitor guide also highlights prominent Gauteng personalities and provides a detailed biography of the colourful characters that have contributed to making the province what it is today.

There is also a list of events occurring in the province, videos on some of Gauteng's attractions and a daily blog about Gauteng.

There is a business section for business travellers and a section for the travel trade where MICE venues and industry services rendered by the Gauteng Tourism Authority are published.

For international and local media, www.gauteng.net offers fact sheets about the province and hi-res image galleries of the province.

The launch of the site also sees GTA step boldly into the arena of social networking, with integrated feeds to Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Facebook.

Dawn Robertson, CEO of the Gauteng Tourism Authority, says that Gauteng, the heartbeat of the South African economy, is the main destination for business travellers.

'For those looking for business opportunities within the province, you definitely want to visit the business section of our website,' she says. 'Here you'll find all the information you need to ensure you speak to the right people.'