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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 South Africa
Welcome South Africa 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

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival September

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.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival October

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.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival November

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.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival May

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.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival June

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.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival July

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.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival January

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.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival February

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.

Events

Gauteng

Meetings Africa 2019

Gauteng
Meetings Africa 2019

In recent years, the global meetings industry has begun to recognise Africa as a sought after destination. Meetings Africa showcases Africa’s diverse offering of services and products where African associations and African meetings industry professionals can partner to help transform our continent. In the last five years (between 2013 and 2017) Meetings Africa has hosted over 1000 international and regional buyers, 1336 exhibitors and over 7000 visitors. Meetings Africa 2019 will take place from 25-27 February 2019.

KwaZulu-Natal

Africa's Travel Indaba 2019

KwaZulu-Natal
Africa's Travel Indaba 2019

Africa's Travel Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar. It showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa's best tourism products and attracts international buyers and media from across the world. INDABA is owned by South African Tourism and organised by Pure Grit Project and Exhibitions Management (Pty) Ltd. Africa’s Travel Indaba will take place from 7 to 9 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, with 6 May being BONDay. Join the movement and follow the conversations on Twitter: https://twitter.com/travelindaba Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travelindaba/   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/18073943/   Hashtag: #AfricaMovesYou

15 January 2019

Uncovering Limpopo through speed marketing

Uncovering Limpopo through speed marketing

SATSA accredited tour operators discovered the wild and free province of Limpopo, at the latest round of national speed marketing sessions. SA Tourism in partnership with SATSA and Limpopo Tourism hosted various trade members from the industry.

29 December 2018

UPDATE: Flash floods at Forever Resorts Badplaas

UPDATE: Flash floods at Forever Resorts Badplaas

Flash flooding at the popular Forever Resorts Badplaas in Mpumalanga, that caused damage to some of the resorts public areas as well as the Hydro and Spa.

21 December 2018

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa – Directing you in the right way

Press Release | 21 December 2018
The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa – Directing you in the right way

In a recent partnership, the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) joined up with Waze, the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app, to guide travelers to all tourism graded establishments.

20 December 2018

Analysis of SA Tourism’s performance: Jan - Oct 2018

Analysis of SA Tourism’s performance: Jan - Oct 2018

An analysis of SA Tourism’s performance in 2018. A slight growth during the period: January - October, when compared with the same period last year.

16 December 2018

Sun City hail storm update

Press Release | 16 December 2018
Sun City hail storm update

South African Tourism (SA Tourism) management have been in touch with their Sun International counterparts at the Sun City resort. This follows yesterday’s freak hail storm in the North West Province that saw damage to the property forcing guests to abandon their rooms due to flooding.

14 December 2018

SA Tourism CEO to sit on prestigious advisory board of UNWTO.QUEST

Press Release | 14 December 2018
SA Tourism CEO to sit on prestigious advisory board of UNWTO.QUEST

South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, has been appointed onto the advisory board of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) QUEST program. UNWTO.QUEST is a program designed by the UNWTO to enhance governance, planning and management in Destination Management Organizations (DMOs).

13 December 2018

Welcome campaign to improve relations between border post officers and travellers

Press Release | 13 December 2018
Welcome campaign to improve relations between border post officers and travellers

South African Tourism (SA Tourism) will be rolling out its Welcome campaign during the busy festive season period to foster better engagement between our border post officers and visitors passing through these border posts.

12 December 2018

Mother City to host Agritech conference & exhibition in 2020, with R15m economic boost

News | 12 December 2018
Mother City to host Agritech conference & exhibition in 2020, with R15m economic boost

Cape Town and the Western Cape Convention Bureau, together with the support of the South African National Convention Bureau, are proud to  announce that the Mother City will play host to Agritech Africa 2020, organised by Kenes Exhibitions.

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