Latest news

Technological innovation requires industry to rethink travel, says tourism minister

  • September 04, 2014 | Category: Trade

The ongoing innovation that exists at the intersection of technology, travel and tourism requires the industry to constantly rethink travel.


Travel and tourism companies shine at Business Traveller Africa Awards

  • September 03, 2014 | Category: Trade

Many of South Africa’s top travel, tourism and hospitality companies achieved gold at the third annual Business Traveller Africa Awards, held at The Maslow hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 2 September 2014.


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

  • August 27, 2014 | Category: 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.


Tourism minister launches Tourism Month

  • August 27, 2014 | Category: 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.


Two prestigious awards for South Africa in India

  • August 21, 2014 | Category: 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.


Business events sector a significant contributor to South Africa’s GDP

  • August 20, 2014 | Category: 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.


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

  • August 18, 2014 | Category: Trade

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


Capitalise on the Japanese tourism market at JATA 2014

  • August 14, 2014 | Category: 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.


Knorr Flavour Tour meets South Africa

  • August 13, 2014 | Category: Trade

South Africa’s rich and colourful culinary heritage is being brought to the fore with the Knorr Flavour Tour, an SMS competition that sees winners travel the country in search of great tastes.


South Africa’s tourism sector in good shape

  • August 11, 2014 | Category: Trade

Despite global, regional and domestic challenges, the South African tourism sector remains in good shape.