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18 September 2020

South Africa is open and ready to welcome international tourists

Press Release | 18 September 2020
South Africa is open and ready to welcome international tourists

South Africa is open and ready to welcome travellers from across the world! South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday, 16 September that cabinet has decided to place the entire country on alert level 1, thus opening up international borders for selected countries from 1 October 2020.

03 September 2020

South Africa joins global destinations to host the 59th ICCA hybrid experience Congress in November 2020

Press Release | 03 September 2020
South Africa joins global destinations to host the 59th ICCA hybrid experience Congress in November 2020

The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) and the Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau, are pleased to announce that South Africa has won a bid to host the 59th ICCA Africa Regional Hub Conference taking place between 2 & 3 November 2020.

02 September 2020

SA joins global destinations to host the 59th ICCA hybrid experience Congress in November 2020

SA joins global destinations to host the 59th ICCA hybrid experience Congress in November 2020

The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) and the Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau, are pleased to announce that South Africa has won a bid to host the 59th ICCA Africa Regional Hub Conference taking place between 2 & 3 November 2020.

31 August 2020

South African Tourism level 2 message on the opening of domestic travel

News | 31 August 2020
South African Tourism level 2 message on the opening of domestic travel

South African Tourism level 2 message on the opening of domestic travel

20 August 2020

South Africa’s domestic tourism fully opens up again

Press Release | 20 August 2020
South Africa’s domestic tourism fully opens up again

South Africa’s domestic tourism sector is open and ready for South Africans to once again explore and enjoy their country. This was part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Saturday evening, when he stated that cabinet has decided to place the entire country on alert level 2 with effect from midnight on Monday, 17 August 2020.

18 August 2020

Impacting lives through sustainable tourism and transformation

Impacting lives through sustainable tourism and transformation

With the gradual easing of border restrictions around the world and as countries slowly start welcoming tourists back, it goes without saying that COVID-19 has been particularly devastating on the tourism sector. In her recent budget vote speech, Minister of Tourism, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane told Parliament that an estimated R54.2 billion in output may already have been lost between mid-March and the end of May this year. The sector now faces a potential 75% revenue reduction in 2020, with 438,000 jobs at risk.

12 August 2020

Putting people first to restore traveller confidence

Putting people first to restore traveller confidence

When the first wave coronavirus-induced cancelations hit conferences and other in-person gatherings earlier this year, none of us knew the extent of the upheaval that lay ahead for the global tourism sector. Months later, we have witnessed how the coronavirus “storm” has left a trail of destruction that exceeds all scenarios we could have ever imagined or estimated. COVID-19 has decimated global economies and industries, including tourism and travel.

30 June 2020

International travellers ready to explore the world, again

International travellers ready to explore the world, again

Almost two-thirds of international travellers are ready to travel immediately after the lifting of international travel restrictions or within a year thereafter, a South African Tourism (SA Tourism) survey on international travel has revealed. The report follows an international tourist behaviour survey, which gives insight into consumer travel preferences post-COVID-19. The recent online sampling survey by SA Tourism’s Strategy Insights and Analytics (SIA) team solicited views of international tourists who have visited South Africa in the past three years.

29 June 2020

South Africa is gradually opening up Tourism

South Africa is gradually opening up Tourism

As from today, 29 June 2020, business conferences of no more than 50 people can now take place in South Africa, whilst restaurants are now also open for patrons to enjoy sit-down meals. Added to this, accredited accommodation establishments are open for domestic business travellers while South Africans can now also play golf, and go to cinemas and theatres which will be open at limited capacities in order to maintain physical and social distancing.

26 June 2020

Statement by Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane – COVID-19 alert level 3 risk adjusted strategy

Statement by Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane – COVID-19 alert level 3 risk adjusted strategy

In line with President’s announcement last week, we are continuing with the effort to reactivate the Tourism sector so that we can save businesses and Jobs in the sector. Working together with the sector, we have developed protocols and guidelines to ensure that as we reopen more tourism activities we protect the lives of employers, employees, tourists and South Africans at large.

25 June 2020

SA Tourism 2019 Performance Report Released

SA Tourism 2019 Performance Report Released

South Africa’s tourism performance report for 2019 has been released.  The report allows you the opportunity to access the vision, mission and values of South African Tourism. As an organisation, we believe in complete transparency, and our annual reports reflect this attitude of openness and sound financial reporting. In addition to our audited facts and figures, our annual reports will give you the latest information on the impact of tourism on our economy, as well as details of our Tourism Growth Scorecard. You’ll also be able to access messages from our core team, as well as understand the workings of our business units both locally and around the world.

05 June 2020

Tourism sector lobbies for earlier phased safe reopening of international inbound tourism to South Africa

Press Release | 05 June 2020
Tourism sector lobbies for earlier phased safe reopening of international inbound tourism to South Africa

South Africa’s tourism private-sector, under the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA), have been engaging on the Tourism Recovery Strategy currently being developed by South African Tourism. TBCSA is advocating unequivocally for the earlier phased reopening of international tourism to South Africa this year to as soon as September 2020

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