Press Releases

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.


Get an edge in the tourism sector with TripAdvisor business listings

  • August 06, 2014 | Category: Trade

​Is your tourism product featured on TripAdvisor’s business listing service? If not, you could be missing out on key opportunities to boost your online presence.


Cape Town Tourism reappointed city’s tourism agency

  • July 31, 2014 | Category: Trade

Cape Town Tourism is to continue marketing the city for another three years following the signing of a three-year agreement with the City of Cape Town.


Highlighting hospitality: SAB World of Beer to host 5th annual Concierge Conference

  • July 30, 2014 | Category: Trade

The 5th annual Concierge Conference, which takes place on 17 September 2014 at the SAB World of Beer in Johannesburg, is a skills-development initiative that brings together players in the four- and five-star hospitality industry from across the country.


South African Tourism CEO unveils updated five-year strategic plan

  • July 24, 2014 | Category: Trade

The key objectives are to grow tourism’s contribution to the economy by 1.5% annually, create a thriving tourism sector, and make the South Africa brand a global player in portfolio markets.


Minister announces initiatives to create work opportunities in tourism sector

  • July 18, 2014 | Category: Trade

South Africa’s new Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, gave his first Tourism Budget Vote speech in the National Assembly on 16 July 2014, highlighting growth in the sector and announcing new opportunities for employment.