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Heritage awards South Africa's first Diamond classification

  • November 21, 2013 | Category: Trade

Tsogo Sun’s Drakensberg Sun Resort has become the first hotel in South Africa to achieve Diamond classification status from The Heritage Environmental Management Company (Heritage).


SAT North America wins prestigious award

  • November 15, 2013 | Category: Trade

South African Tourism (SAT) North America has been honoured for the third consecutive year with a Gold Magellan Award by Travel Weekly magazine.


SA's status as world design leader to be championed at WTM 2013

  • November 01, 2013 | Category: Trade

South African Tourism together with Wallpaper* magazine’s Nick Compton and Cape Town’s IMISO Ceramics have launched a design-themed social media competition celebrating South African design at WTM.


Gauteng sees increase in FTT-certified businesses

  • October 24, 2013 | Category: Trade

In an effort to position Gauteng as a responsible tourism destination, the Gauteng Tourism Authority partnered with Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) to support and encourage tourism product owners to achieve FTT certification.


In Your Pocket city guide to launch in Johannesburg

  • October 22, 2013 | Category:, Trade

From February 2014, visitors to Johannesburg will have an independent, well-researched and up-to-date city guide that shares all they need to know about what to do in Johannesburg.


Fair Trade Tourism signs mutual recognition agreement with TourCert

  • October 18, 2013 | Category: Trade

Fair Trade Tourism and Germany-based TourCert signed a mutual recognition agreement at the Travel Trade Workshop in Zurich.


The 6th Annual E-Tourism Africa Summit in Cape Town: 'Be smart, be real, be bold'

  • October 11, 2013 | Category: Trade

The 6th Annual E-Tourism Africa Summit, sponsored by South African Tourism, brought together all the brightest and the best to share ways of harnessing digital technology and social media to grow the tourism industry.


Blue Flag beaches enhance SA's reputation as a world-class tourist destination

  • October 10, 2013 | Category: Trade

Thirteen years ago, just three South African beaches held Blue Flag status. Today, 41 South African beaches and five marinas have Blue Flag status.


South Africa featured in Brazil edition of Harper's Bazaar

  • October 10, 2013 | Category:, Trade

The October 2013 issue of the Brazilian edition of Harper’s Bazaar – the luxury fashion magazine – features a series of editorials on fashion, lifestyle and cuisine in South Africa.


Top German journalists to visit South Africa with Thomas Cook

  • October 09, 2013 | Category: Trade

Sixty-five of Germany’s top journalists will be visiting South Africa in early November when Thomas Cook holds its annual media conference in South Africa.