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20 February 2024

Meetings Africa: Shaping the Next Generation of Business Events Industry Leaders

Press Release | 20 February 2024
Meetings Africa: Shaping the Next Generation of Business Events Industry Leaders
Johannesburg, 20 February 2024 – South African Tourism, through the South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB), in partnership with the Southern African Tourism Educators of South Africa (TESA), is excited to announce the much-anticipated Future Leaders Forum, a prominent element of the forthcoming business events trade show, Meetings Africa. Tailored to engage and inspire young enthusiasts aspiring to excel in the business events sector, the Future Leaders Forum is set to shine on Business Opportunity Networking Day (BONDay), scheduled for Monday, February 26. This Pan African trade show, dedicated to Meetings, Incentives, Conventions/Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE), will grace the esteemed Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from February 26th to 28th, 2024.
13 February 2024

South African Tourism ignites excitement with showstopping 2024 roadshow: Making Waves in Jaipur and Commanding a Glorious Comeback to India's Premier & Tier 2 Cities!

Press Release | 13 February 2024
South African Tourism ignites excitement with showstopping 2024 roadshow: Making Waves in Jaipur and Commanding a Glorious Comeback to India's Premier & Tier 2 Cities!
Aligning with the strategic roadmap for the Indian market, South African Tourism is delighted to announce the 2024 edition of its annual India roadshow. Serving as an essential tool in promoting travel and tourism for the Rainbow Nation, the roadshow will, for the first time ever enter the pink city of Jaipur, a city that is almost 300 years old, with massive forts and stunning palaces Scheduled from 12th - 16th February 2024, the event will further move to other significant Indian cities, namely – Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, and Mumbai in the respective order.
31 January 2024

South Africa’s Tourism rising momentum continues

Press Release | 31 January 2024
South Africa’s Tourism rising momentum continues
The recent official release of international arrival figures by Statistics South Africa for January to December 2023 underscores the rising momentum of South Africa's tourism sector. International tourist arrivals from January to December 2023 totalled 8.5 million, representing a remarkable 48.9% increase when compared with same period in 2022.
26 January 2024

South African Tourism's North Europe Hub Concludes Dynamic Showcase in The Netherlands and Belgium

Press Release | 26 January 2024
South African Tourism's North Europe Hub Concludes Dynamic Showcase in The Netherlands and Belgium
South African Tourism’s North Europe Hub has successfully concluded a dynamic two-week showcase, leaving a lasting impact on industry partners in The Netherlands and Belgium. The journey kicked off with a prominent presence at Vakantiebeurs, a leading trade and consumer show. Taking place at Jaarbeurs in Utrecht from 10-14 January, the event provided an ideal platform to exhibit the diverse and vibrant offerings of South Africa.
25 January 2024

The African business events sector – A significant contributor to the economy

Press Release | 25 January 2024
The African business events sector – A significant contributor to the economy
JOHANNESBURG – The eagerly-awaited Meetings Africa 2024 trade show is set to inject a surge of energy into the business events sector on the African continent while significantly boosting South Africa’s economy. This was the assertion made by South Africa’s Tourism Minister, Patricia De Lille, during the media launch of South African Tourism-owned strategic business event trade show, Meetings Africa. The launch was held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg earlier today.
23 January 2024

Cheers to the 2024 Wine Harvest at the South African Wine Industry’s Premier Event

Press Release | 23 January 2024
Cheers to the 2024 Wine Harvest at the South African Wine Industry’s Premier Event
This much-anticipated iconic annual event, which takes place on 1 February 2024, marks the momentous occasion of the birth of South African wine and pays tribute to the country’s rich wine heritage, whilst calling for a blessing on the new harvest. Hosted at Groot Constantia under the pediment of the historic Cloete Cellar, the Wine Harvest Commemorative Event, importantly, pays tribute to the individuals and organisations who have made extraordinary strides towards the ongoing success of South African wine – and over the years, many greats have been recognised, including the likes of Nelson Mandela. The categories under which the wine legends are recognised include Visionary Leadership (with the 1659 Visionary Leadership Award), Growing Inclusivity, Wine Advancement, and Viti- and Viniculture.Made possible through the support of sponsors Groot Constantia, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, Wesgro, South Africa Wine, Standard Bank, Checkers, Cape Town Tourism and Die Burger, the Wine Harvest Commemorative Event is held at a very significant time of the year: on the eve of the birthday of the South African wine industry.
23 January 2024

Iziko Museums of South Africa Presents: Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting: Esther Mahlangu, A Retrospective

Press Release | 23 January 2024
Iziko Museums of South Africa Presents: Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting: Esther Mahlangu, A Retrospective
Cape Town, South Africa, 16 January 2024 – Iziko Museums of South Africa is pleased to announce “Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting”: Esther Mahlangu, A Retrospective, is opening on February 17, 2024. Curated by Nontobeko Ntombela, the exhibition highlights Dr Esther Mahlangu’s over 50-year long career and her meteoric rise as a contemporary artist, earning her global acclaim. The monumental retrospective will be open to the public at the Iziko South African National Gallery from February 18 until August 11, 2024. From there it will then begin its global tour, stopping first at Wits Art Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa, before moving to the United States in early 2026. The Melrose Gallery, Esther Mahlangu’s global representative, was tasked with implementation of the Retrospective Exhibition.
11 January 2024

South African Tourism excited to invite Dutch travellers to LIVE SOUTH AFRICA at Vakantiebeurs in The Netherlands

Press Release | 11 January 2024
South African Tourism excited to invite Dutch travellers to LIVE SOUTH AFRICA at Vakantiebeurs in The Netherlands
As the new year unfolds, South African Tourism's North Europe Hub kicks off the year with a burst of energy while showcasing at the Vakantiebeurs trade and consumer show in The Netherlands. Taking place at Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, Vakantiebeurs is an annual travel event in the Netherlands and is a household name for more than 50 years, where trade in the travel industry is set in motion by creating special encounters between holidaymakers, locals, travel providers, travel professionals and destinations.
10 January 2024

Unlocking South Africa’s Business Events Potential: Understanding Demand Side Decision-making and where to Connect

News | 10 January 2024
Unlocking South Africa’s Business Events Potential: Understanding Demand Side Decision-making and where to Connect
In the ever-evolving landscape of the Business Events subsector, growth has been a constant companion, driven by globalisation, the expansive reach of service industries, and the relentless march of scientific and technological progress. However, the recent pandemic brought an unexpected pause to the flourishing journey of this vital tourism subsector. Yet, it is the unyielding resilience of this subsector that fuels our anticipation, as it is poised to soar towards a projected value of $1272.2 billion by 2031 globally.
21 December 2023

South Africa’s Tourism Sector continues to rise

Press Release | 21 December 2023
South Africa’s Tourism Sector continues to rise
South Africa’s Tourism Sector continues to rise. Statistics South Africa’s recent official release of international arrival figures for January to November 2023, once again shows the South African tourism sector’s rising momentum.
18 December 2023

Meetings Africa Spurs Major Economic Benefits

Press Release | 18 December 2023
Meetings Africa Spurs Major Economic Benefits
As South Africa gears up to host the 18th Meetings Africa trade show, Zinhle Nzama reflects on South Africa's growing stature as a MICE destination and the major spinoffs from hosting major business meetings.
18 December 2023

Unlocking the Treasure of Domestic Tourism: A Call to Action for Local Municipalities

Speech | 18 December 2023
Unlocking the Treasure of Domestic Tourism: A Call to Action for Local Municipalities
Unlocking the Treasure of Domestic Tourism: A Call to Action for Local Municipalities - Embracing the 'Shot Left' Philosophy for Sustainable Growth

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