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16 November 2020

South Africa welcomes all international leisure and business travellers!

Press Release | 16 November 2020
South Africa welcomes all international leisure and business travellers!

South African Tourism (SA Tourism) is delighted by government’s recent announcement that South Africa is now open to all international leisure and business travellers from all over the globe. The opening of all international travel follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Wednesday that South Africa would be moving to augmented alert level 1, thus opening up international borders for all countries from 11 November 2020.

02 October 2020

South Africa is open for international travel | SA Tourism

South Africa is open for international travel | SA Tourism

South African Tourism (SA Tourism) welcomes government’s direction as South Africa opens its international borders today. While South Africa’s borders will not be open to all countries for leisure travel, SA Tourism is delighted to welcome those visitors that are able to come to our country.

27 September 2020

South Africa Celebrates World Tourism Day with a Commitment to Reignite Domestic Travel Markets

South Africa Celebrates World Tourism Day with a Commitment to Reignite Domestic Travel Markets

World Tourism Day is a United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) initiative observed annually on 27 September to highlight the sector’s contribution to the socio–economic development of nations, and the advancement of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

25 September 2020

Black Coffee, Busiswa and Master KG to headline World Tourism Day celebrations

Black Coffee, Busiswa and Master KG to headline World Tourism Day celebrations

The Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves in Gauteng will host the day-long global event this Sunday, celebrated by the UNWTO annually on 27th September. Internationally-acclaimed and award-winning DJ, Black Coffee, will indulge and entertain his local and global fans with a unique two-hour set from the Sterkfontein Caves, with a live broadcast on Channel O.

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.

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