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South Africa’s bidding support programme for business events, initiated three years ago, is bearing fruit. The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Fish Mahalela said in the opening session at the SAACI congress yesterday afternoon, that during the 2018-2019 financial year South Africa had a target of 105 submissions.
“The South African tourism sector is projected to grow by some R6 billion from R139 billion to more than R145 billion in 2019 – a great advantage for the economy.” This is according to the Acting Chairperson of SAACI, Kim Roberts. At the opening of the 33rd SAACI congress in Durban yesterday afternoon, Roberts said according to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the 2018 contribution of the tourism sector in South Africa directly accounted for 2.8 percent of real GDP.
Fondly known as the “White Zulu”, Johnny Clegg’s music, a unifying force in South Africa, with the popular tribute to the then incarcerated Nelson Mandela, Asimbonanga!
SATSA and South African Tourism (SA Tourism) have launched a carbon offsetting initiative to create awareness about the need to reduce the tourism industry’s carbon footprint.
The Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) and South African Tourism (SA Tourism) are ensuring that there will be a strong focus on, and participation by emerging businesses at this year’s SATSA Conference.
South African Tourism is intensifying its efforts in growing arrivals from the Nordic region and is inviting South African tourism business owners to partner with them on this mission.