Meet South African Tourism’s ‘face of Africa’: Evelyn Mahlaba

  • August 27, 2014
  • Trade

Evelyn Mahlaba, or Evy as she is fondly known, is South African Tourism’s new regional director for Africa, and she can’t wait to start marketing the country as a prime destination for African travellers and the trade.

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Tourism minister launches Tourism Month

  • August 27, 2014
  • Trade

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has called on all South Africans to take time to visit the sites and attractions around the country associated with the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

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Two prestigious awards for South Africa in India

  • August 21, 2014
  • Trade

South Africa was awarded the prestigious ‘Best Foreign Destination in the Rest of the World’ award at the India Travel Awards (West) on 25 July 2014.

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Cape Town and the Western Cape named best Convention Bureau in South Africa

  • Media and StakeholderTrade
The Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau was awarded the South African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) Members' Award for Best Convention Bureau in South Africa at a gala dinner held at St. Lucia in KZN last night.Ms Thiru Naidoo, Acting Head for the bureau, a strategic unit…
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SA tourism under no threat from Ebola

  • Media and StakeholderTrade
Government reiterates that South Africa remains the destination of choice for tourism, despite a report in the media which stated that the industry had become the first victim of Ebola.No cases of the Ebola virus have been reported in the country, and government is confident of the systems and protocols…
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Business events sector a significant contributor to South Africa’s GDP

  • August 20, 2014
  • Trade

The business events sector was a major contributor to the tourism sector’s 9.5% contribution to South Africa’s GDP in 2013, which translates into more than 1.4-million jobs in the country.

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Add the Joburg Shopping Festival to your spring to-do list

  • August 18, 2014
  • Trade

This spring, your things-to-do list should include the inaugural Joburg Shopping Festival, a fabulous world-class experience.

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Speech by the Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom

  • Media and StakeholderTrade

SAACI Congress opening ceremony on Monday, 18 August at 09h30

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Capitalise on the Japanese tourism market at JATA 2014

  • August 14, 2014
  • Trade

A world of business opportunities await at the upcoming JATA tourism expo in Japan, where role-players in the South African trade industry will be able to explore the Japanese tourism market and promote their offerings.

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Satsa conference 2014: It’s a wrap

  • August 13, 2014
  • Trade

Over 200 delegates converged on the Spier wine farm on August 8 and 9 for the 2014 Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) conference – the first in a number of years.

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