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SSouth African Tourism works to support both local and international travel trade partners through education about South Africa, tools to assist with the marketing of South Africa and South African products and strives to unlock opportunities for business in the tourism value chain. Keep up to date with the latest industry news and events in South Africa and abroad, and become an expert on South Africa through our various support tools and programmes listed below.

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
TGCSA is the only officially recognised organisation that authorises accommodation establishments to display stars. Get graded today!
Lilizela Tourism Awards
Recognising and rewarding tourism players and businesses who work to deliver world-class products and services.
SA Specialist
SA Specialist
SA Specialist is an interactive online learning programme that will improve your knowledge of South Africa.
Welcome SA
Welcome SA aims to create and sustain engagement with industry stakeholders, and encourage information sharing.
Digital Assets Library
Digital Assets Library
A collection of some beautiful images and video clips made for the esteemed partners of South African Tourism in promoting travel in and to South Africa.
Deals Dashboard
Deals Dashboard
If you're a travel trade partner, widen your reach by uploading your latest and greatest South African travel deals to South African Tourism's own Deals Dashboard.
Travel Directory
Travel Directory
Tourism operators can update their offering and for travellers to find accommodation, activities and attractions.
Africa's Travel Indaba
Africa's Travel Indaba
One of the largest tourism marketing events in Africa and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar.

Research

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Tourist Arrivals

2017 Tourist Arrival June

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2017 Tourist Arrival June

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2017 Tourist arrival January

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2017 Tourist arrival January

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2017 Tourist arrival February

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2017 Tourist arrival February

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2017 Tourist arrival March

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2017 Tourist arrival March

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2017 Tourist arrival April

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2017 Tourist arrival April

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2017 Tourist arrival May

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2017 Tourist arrival May

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category

2016 Annual Tourism Report - 2017 07 10

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2016 Annual Tourism Report - 2017 07 10

This consolidated report prepared by the Strategic Research Unit provides a review of the performance of the tourism sector again - 2017 07 10

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival September

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival September

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival November

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival November

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival October

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival October

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival May

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival May

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals as opposed to visitor arrivals is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival July

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival July

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals as opposed to visitor arrivals is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival June

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival June

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival January

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival January

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival December

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival December

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival February

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival February

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category

2016 Q3 Report

Research Category

2016 Q3 Report

The Q3 2016 report is part of the new series of Quarterly Reports and is identified by its green tables on the front page. This report provides a summary of the travel patterns of foreign and domestic tourists in South Africa for the period July to September 2016.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival August

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival August

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival April

Research Category
Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival April

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Research Category

2016 Q2 Report

Research Category

2016 Q2 Report

The Q2 2016 report is part of the new series of Quarterly Reports and is identified by its green tables on the front page. This report provides a summary of the travel patterns of foreign and domestic tourists in South Africa for the period April to June 2016.

Research Category

2016 Q1 Report

Research Category

2016 Q1 Report

The Q1 2016 report is part of the new series of Quarterly Reports and is identified by its green tables on the front page. This report provides a summary of the travel patterns of foreign tourists in South Africa for the period January to March 2016.

Research Category

2016 Q3 Domestic Tourism Snapshot

Research Category

2016 Q3 Domestic Tourism Snapshot

This report provides a snapshot of the performance of the domestic tourism. Due to a low travel incidence in this quarter, the results only reflect a fraction of the number of people interviewed . With such a low incidence, this report could not reflect data for all the provinces. Only the provinces and purpose of travel data with a sample (unweighted n) count of above 20 were reflected on the report.

Research Category

2016 Q2 Domestic Tourism Snapshot

Research Category

2016 Q2 Domestic Tourism Snapshot

This report provides a snapshot of the performance of the domestic tourism. Due to a low travel incidence in this quarter, the results only reflect a fraction of the number of people interviewed. With such a low incidence, this report could not reflect data for all the provinces. Only the provinces and purpose of travel data with a sample (unweighted n) count of above 20 were reflected on the report.

Research Category

2016 Q1 Domestic Tourism Snapshot

Research Category

2016 Q1 Domestic Tourism Snapshot

This report provides a snapshot of the performance of the domestic tourism. Due to a low travel incidence in this quarter, the results only reflect a fraction of the number of people interviewed. With such a low incidence, this report could not reflect data for all the provinces. Only the provinces and purpose of travel data with a sample (unweighted n) count of above 20 were reflected on the report.

Events

Meetings Africa 2018

Gauteng

Meetings Africa 2018

Meetings Africa 2018 will take place from 26-28 February 2018

Africa's Travel Indaba 2018

KwaZulu-Natal

Africa's Travel Indaba 2018

Let Africa move you at the continents largest Tourism Trade Show

News

11 October 2017

Provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards victors set the stage for national glory

Press Release, News | 11 October 2017

Provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards victors set the stage for national glory

Provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards victors set the stage for national glory

19 September 2017

Feather in South Africa’s cap as tourism minister appointed to global travel body

Press Release, News | 19 September 2017

Feather in South Africa’s cap as tourism minister appointed to global travel body

Feather in South Africa’s cap as tourism minister appointed to global travel body

19 September 2017

The first South African Adventure Summit

Press Release | 19 September 2017

The first South African Adventure Summit

The first South African Adventure Summit brings the country's adventure community together to assist in creating a highly-driven and professional industry.

15 September 2017

Limpopo Province tourism service providers take center stage at the Lilizela Tourism provincial awards

Press Release, News | 15 September 2017

Limpopo Province tourism service providers take center stage at the Lilizela Tourism provincial awards

Limpopo Province tourism service providers take center stage at the Lilizela Tourism provincial awards

15 September 2017

South Africa’s art and culture takes over the streets of New York

Press Release, News | 15 September 2017

South Africa’s art and culture takes over the streets of New York

South Africa’s art and culture takes over the streets of New York

15 September 2017

Record private sector interest in RETOSA

News | 15 September 2017

Record private sector interest in RETOSA

The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) recently held its 4th Extra-Ordinary Meeting of its Board which saw a record number of Private Sector representatives from the Region in attendance.

14 September 2017

Get in touch with your national heritage with National Parks Week 2017

Press Release, News | 14 September 2017

Get in touch with your national heritage with National Parks Week 2017

This Tourism Month South African National Parks (SANParks) will be opening its 12th annual SA National Parks Week at Golden Gate Highlands National Park from 18 to 22 September 2017.

13 September 2017

Award-winning week for South African Tourism in the UK

Press Release, News | 13 September 2017

Award-winning week for South African Tourism in the UK

Award-winning week for South African Tourism in the UK

11 September 2017

Mpumalanga tourism providers take centre stage at the Lilizela Tourism Provincial Awards

Press Release | 11 September 2017

Mpumalanga tourism providers take centre stage at the Lilizela Tourism Provincial Awards

The Mpumalanga Province announced the names of the provincial winners of the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards.

08 September 2017

Provincial finalists unveiled for 2017 lilizela tourism awards

Press Release, News | 08 September 2017

Provincial finalists unveiled for 2017 lilizela tourism awards

The ‘best of the best’ in the local travel industry to be celebrated at South African Tourism’s flagship awards

08 September 2017

The best of the best in the tourism sector celebrated at the Provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards

Press Release, News | 08 September 2017

The best of the best in the tourism sector celebrated at the Provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards

The best of the best in the tourism sector celebrated at the Provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards

08 September 2017

Arts, culture and storytelling - at the centre of South African Tourism’s new brand film

Press Release, News | 08 September 2017

Arts, culture and storytelling - at the centre of South African Tourism’s new brand film

In a breakthrough and innovative move, South African Tourism’s new brand film, showcases a story of an inspiring, colourful and warm country.

04 September 2017

Gauteng wins bid to host Meetings Africa until 2022

Press Release, News | 04 September 2017

Gauteng wins bid to host Meetings Africa until 2022

Gauteng wins bid to host Meetings Africa until 2022

31 August 2017

Speed Marketing rocks the Cradle of Humankind

Press Release, News | 31 August 2017

Speed Marketing rocks the Cradle of Humankind

Speed Marketing rocks the Cradle of Humankind

25 August 2017

Spring into vacation mode at the 2017 Holiday Expo

Press Release, News | 25 August 2017

Spring into vacation mode at the 2017 Holiday Expo

Spring into vacation mode at the 2017 Holiday Expo

15 August 2017

SATSA to live tweet conference in the spirit of “Inclusive Growth”

Press Release, News | 15 August 2017

SATSA to live tweet conference in the spirit of “Inclusive Growth”

SATSA to live tweet conference in the spirit of “Inclusive Growth”

27 July 2017

South Africans invited to ‘do’ tourism sustainably during Tourism Month

Press Release, News | 27 July 2017

South Africans invited to ‘do’ tourism sustainably during Tourism Month

South Africans invited to ‘do’ tourism sustainably during Tourism Month

20 July 2017

Celebrating Mandela month

News | 20 July 2017

Celebrating Mandela month

Join me on a journey to some very special places in our country, places that tell a remarkable story for the whole world.Many international tourists, and some South Africans, would have experienced parts of the trip when they visited the tourist sites that relate the story of our first democratic President on Mandela Day.

09 June 2017

South African Tourism India Office wins Outlook Traveller Award for Best International Wildlife Dest

News | 09 June 2017

South African Tourism India Office wins Outlook Traveller Award for Best International Wildlife Dest

The Lonely Planet India Travel Awards is a prestigious awards ceremony and an incredible platform where the crème da la crème in the Indian travel industry are honoured.

07 June 2017

The Pan-African Health Tourism Congress

News | 07 June 2017

The Pan-African Health Tourism Congress

HOW HEALTH TOURISM IS STIMULATING THE PAN-AFRICAN ECONOMY South Africa has always been at the forefront of cutting-edge medical procedures.

16 May 2017

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal wins bid to host Africa’s Travel Indaba until 2022

News | 16 May 2017

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal wins bid to host Africa’s Travel Indaba until 2022

EMBARGOED UNTIL 11h00 on Tuesday 16th May South African Tourism board has selected Tourism KwaZulu-Natal as the successful bidder to host the newly rebranded Africa’s Travel Indaba for the next five years following a comprehensive bidding process which started with an expression of interest to all provinces.

03 April 2017

SA Tourism hits the road to brief current and would-be Indaba 2017 exhibitors

Press Release | 03 April 2017

SA Tourism hits the road to brief current and would-be Indaba 2017 exhibitors

INDABA 2017 takes place from 16 to 18 May at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

29 March 2017

The role of Trade Hostings for SMMEs in South Africa

News | 29 March 2017

The role of Trade Hostings for SMMEs in South Africa

After a recent trade hosting visit, it was clear that this route has so much to offer the local traveller.

28 March 2017

Speed Marketing in Mossel Bay – a resounding success

News | 28 March 2017

Speed Marketing in Mossel Bay – a resounding success

Tourism product owners and industry leaders in the travel, adventure and hospitality industry from these areas and surrounds gathered together to meet SATSA-accredited tour operators to network, promote their offerings and build relationships, with the aim to encourage future business ventures.

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