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21 September 2021

Netflix study: South African content creates deeper cultural affinity, potentially drives tourism

Press Release | 21 September 2021
Netflix study: South African content creates deeper cultural affinity, potentially drives tourism

Today Netflix announced the launch of the Made in South Africa content collection - a curated collection featuring over 80 South African films, series, documentaries and reality TV shows created by some of the country’s most prolific talent both behind and in front of the camera. The collection highlights South African storytellers and talent who have elevated South Africa’s creative industry recognition around the world.

21 September 2021

Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit ushers in a new kind of travel for the continent

Press Release | 21 September 2021
Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit ushers in a new kind of travel for the continent

Africa’s Travel and Tourism has proven to be the continent’s catalyst to usher in a new kind of travel – one that is increasing the value of community and rural tourism. The Summit, tourism role-players can be sure that the industry will emerge with fresh actionable ideas after more than a year of latency. The Summit lived up to its theme of “Re-awakening Africa,” with fresh actionable ideas emerging from three days of robust discussions.

21 September 2021

Youth-led tourism businesses ushering in new COVID-era tourism

Press Release | 21 September 2021
Youth-led tourism businesses ushering in new COVID-era tourism

Youth-led tourism businesses are bringing fresh ideas to the industry that could be the mainstay for the future. The second day of Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit opened with a roundtable discussion on youth in tourism and ethical travel. Speaking on the panel, dynamic hospitality entrepreneur Kim Whitaker said that the industry would need to reimagine youth inclusion. “It’s as if we have to say ‘I’m standing up and I’m ready to take charge.’”

21 September 2021

Despite Covid-19, tenacious Africa is open for business

Press Release | 21 September 2021
Despite Covid-19, tenacious Africa is open for business

With the third wave of the Coronavirus waning in Africa, the time is right for Africa’s tourism industry to make a comeback and there is no better way that to start with Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit. The Summit opened on Monday, 20th September 2021 with delegates and speakers joining both physically and virtually from Johannesburg, Durban and Lagos.

21 September 2021

Africa's Travel and Tourism Summit: Talented local artisans and SMMEs featured at the Sustainability Village

Africa's Travel and Tourism Summit: Talented local artisans and SMMEs featured at the Sustainability Village

South African Tourism is continually looking at ways to create market access for SMMEs and to ensure inclusive growth, which is why they are hosting a digital Sustainability Village at Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit on 20 and 21 September. The Sustainability Village is a dynamic corporate gifting option for delegates. Instead of the traditional corporate gifts, South African Tourism will give gift vouchers to delegates, allowing them to select and buy their own gifts from the vendors thus giving business to these crafters.

20 September 2021

Improved transport infrastructure needed for free movement of goods and people in Africa

Press Release | 20 September 2021
Improved transport infrastructure needed for free movement of goods and people in Africa

Africa’s 54 states are home to some 1.38-billion people. It should be simple for people to move freely across the continent. Yet, mobility still remains Africa’s biggest challenge to date. Speaking on improving mobility and addressing barriers to travel at Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit on 20th September, Deputy Minister, Fish Mahlalela said current transport infrastructure needs to be improved for it to play a role in building a sustainable tourism industry.” Mobility is both a means and a product. Without transportation there will not be a travel and tourism industry. We will need to improve infrastructure across continent to make travel efficient and reliable.”

20 September 2021

SMEs — the future pioneers of a new tourism sector

Press Release | 20 September 2021
SMEs — the future pioneers of a new tourism sector

Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit is just around the corner and it promises to be the continent’s most exciting gathering of tourism stakeholders yet. There is no better way to kick-start the event than by dedicating a day to empower Future Pioneers and Game Changers in the tourism sector.

20 September 2021

Minister Sisulu addressing red list with UK high commissioner a step in right direction for tourism in South Africa

Minister Sisulu addressing red list with UK high commissioner a step in right direction for tourism in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, MONDAY, 20th SEPTEMBER 2021: Recently appointed Minister of Tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu, has brought a bit of respite to the issue around South Africa being red listed on the UK’s traffic light system for travellers.

20 September 2021

Collaboration key to African tourism sector success

Press Release | 20 September 2021
Collaboration key to African tourism sector success

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, SUNDAY, 19th SEPTEMBER 2021: The success of Africa’s tourism sector in the midst of COVID-19 hinges on increased collaboration among all industry role-players – this is the message from South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism Fish Mahlalela.

19 September 2021

Meet some of the SMMEs participating at ATTS

Press Release | 19 September 2021
Meet some of the SMMEs participating at ATTS

Inclusive growth is mandatory for the South African tourism sector to recover following the impact of COVID-19. Small and medium-sized businesses bring fresh ideas and flexibility to adapt to a new tourism economy. At the upcoming Africa’s Travel Tourism Summit starting on Sunday, 19th September, South African Tourism (SA Tourism) will provide small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) a full-day event to help equip them with the necessary skills to be agile as the tourism industry tries to reimagine itself.

09 September 2021

South African Tourism to host its biggest Virtual Road Show & Virtual Fam in China

Press Release | 09 September 2021
South African Tourism to host its biggest Virtual Road Show & Virtual Fam in China

In a bid to kick start travel to South Africa from China, South African Tourism has announced the 2021 China Virtual Road Show & Virtual Fam to reconnect Chinese buyers with South African trade. This event is scheduled from 13th to 17th September 2021.

31 August 2021

It is time to reimagine and reawaken Africa’s tourism industry of the future

Press Release | 31 August 2021
It is time to reimagine and reawaken Africa’s tourism industry of the future

SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg – Tuesday, 31 August 2021: The last time there was a travel trade show on African soil – Meetings Africa 2020 – there was talk of the tourism sector being the economy’s last great hope as it boosted GDPs and created jobs with the trajectory of an Airbus A380.

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