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This week, South African Tourism is hosting the 2018 News UK Travel Awards – a prestigious awards ceremony which celebrates the top UK travel journalists from The Times, The Sunday Times, Sunday Times Travel Magazine and The Sun. The travel editors and writers from these publications are hosted in South Africa along with top travel industry experts and CEOs of UK-based travel organisations. As 2018 marks Nelson Mandela’s centenary, South African Tourism decided this year would be the perfect time to collaborate with News UK and showcase some of the destination’s top experiences to its members.
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Held on various occasions around the country, Speed Marketing sessions offers a unique opportunity to SATSA-accredited tour operators.
South Africa Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, has welcomed the news that SA Express has been cleared by authorities and can start flying again. The airline was temporarily grounded in May this year, but has since received all the necessary certificates to resume normal services again. “This is good news for the tourism industry and for the business traveller,” commented Ntshona.
South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, has congratulated the organisation’s Chief Convention Officer, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, for receiving a prestigious lifetime achievement award. Kotze-Nhlapo received the Top 40 Women in MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibitions) Lifetime achievement award which recognizes the excellent contribution made by women in the MICE Industry. “It’s a proud moment when we have one of our own recognised by the industry for her significant contributions to the development and promotion of tourism in our country,” says Sisa Ntshona, CEO of SA Tourism.
As part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations, South African Tourism will host 17 journalists from around the world later this week. The journalists will get a first-hand experience of attractions, key landmarks and sites that formed part of his life as they look into walk in the footsteps of the late former president. These visitors from countries such as Spain, Italy, India, Brazil, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Australia, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands will visit, amongst other places, the Apartheid Museum; the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory; the award-winning heritage site Liliesleaf; the Union buildings in Pretoria; the Nelson Mandela Capture Site in Kwa Zulu-Natal; Madiba’s birth province in the Eastern Cape and the Drakenstein Correctional Services in the Western Cape.
Sho’t Left Travel Week Highlights World Tourism Month – Domestic Tourism to benefit from new exciting initiative South Africans keen to explore the sights and sounds of their own country will have a great opportunity to get their hands on exciting local travel deals next month. The Sho’t Left Travel Week was one of the key highlights announced at the launch of World Tourism Month this morning at the Tsitsikamma Village Inn, Eastern Cape. The Eastern Cape will be the host province for World Tourism Month which falls in September with World Tourism Day taking place in Mthatha on 27 September 2018.
South Africa continues to be an attractive tourist destination for travelers from across the world, with the latest figures showing an increase of 2.7% for the first five months of 2018 compared to the first five months of 2017.
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Exhibitor registrations for the African continent’s largest tourism trade show, Africa’s Travel Indaba, are open for 2019 - secure your spot!