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SSouth African Tourism works to support both local and international travel trade partners through education about South Africa, tools to assist with the marketing of South Africa and South African products and strives to unlock opportunities for business in the tourism value chain. Keep up to date with the latest industry news and events in South Africa and abroad, and become an expert on South Africa through our various support tools and programmes listed below.

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
TGCSA is the only officially recognised organisation that authorises accommodation establishments to display stars. Get graded today!
Lilizela Tourism Awards
Recognising and rewarding tourism players and businesses who work to deliver world-class products and services.
SA Specialist
SA Specialist
SA Specialist is an interactive online learning programme that will improve your knowledge of South Africa.
Welcome South Africa
Welcome South Africa aims to create and sustain engagement with industry stakeholders, and encourage information sharing.
Digital Assets Library
Digital Assets Library
A collection of some beautiful images and video clips made for the esteemed partners of South African Tourism in promoting travel in and to South Africa.
Deals Dashboard
Deals Dashboard
If you're a travel trade partner, widen your reach by uploading your latest and greatest South African travel deals to South African Tourism's own Deals Dashboard.
Travel Directory
Travel Directory
Tourism operators can update their offering and for travellers to find accommodation, activities and attractions.
Africa's Travel Indaba
Africa's Travel Indaba
One of the largest tourism marketing events in Africa and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar.

Research

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival September

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival September

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival October

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival October

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival November

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival November

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival May

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival May

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals as opposed to visitor arrivals is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival June

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival June

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival July

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival July

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals as opposed to visitor arrivals is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival January

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival January

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Tourist Arrivals

2016 Tourist arrival February

Tourist Arrivals
2016 Tourist arrival February

This report analyses tourist arrivals to South Africa. As part of a national effort to improve the quality of tourism statistics in South Africa, tourist arrivals, as opposed to visitor arrivals, is now been released. Please note that published figures exclude Transit tourist.

Events

Gauteng

Meetings Africa 2020

Gauteng
Meetings Africa 2020

In recent years, the global meetings industry has begun to recognise Africa as a sought after destination. Meetings Africa showcases Africa’s diverse offering of services and products where African associations and African meetings industry professionals can partner to help transform our continent. In the last five years (between 2013 and 2017) Meetings Africa has hosted over 1000 international and regional buyers, 1336 exhibitors and over 7000 visitors. Meetings Africa 2020 will take place from 24-26 February 2020, with BONDay on the 24th.

19 November 2019

SANCB at IBTM Barcelona on the MICE Industry for South Africa

SANCB at IBTM Barcelona on the MICE Industry for South Africa

SANCB hosted a panel session to showcase its unique business events capabilities and innovative content approach which is reinventing the MICE industry at IBTM in Barcelona.

09 November 2019

Tourism Excellence Celebrated at the 7th Lilizela Tourism Awards

Tourism Excellence Celebrated at the 7th Lilizela Tourism Awards

JOHANNESBURG: The annual Lilizela Tourism Awards took place on Saturday, 09 November 2019, honouring excellence in South Africa’s tourism and hospitality industry - which drives the industry to levels of greatness through providing the highest standards of service excellence.

22 October 2019

Young adult market key to SA Tourism achieving goals from North American Region

Young adult market key to SA Tourism achieving goals from North American Region

Young adult market key to SA Tourism achieving goals from North American Region

22 October 2019

TENCENT to help boost Chinese tourism to South Africa

Press Release | 22 October 2019
TENCENT to help boost Chinese tourism to South Africa

South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane witnessed the signing of the strategic co-operation agreement between South African Tourism and Tencent which is a company that owns amongst other things a popular platform in China called WeChat. This cooperation is expected to assist South Africa have direct access to millions of potential Chinese travelers to market the country as a destination of choice for Chinese travelers.

17 October 2019

Los Angeles travel partners fully behind 2030 arrival goals

Press Release | 17 October 2019
Los Angeles travel partners fully behind 2030 arrival goals

Los Angeles travel partners fully behind 2030 arrival goals

17 October 2019

North America Roadshow to address 2030 targets

Press Release | 17 October 2019
North America Roadshow to address 2030 targets

North America Roadshow to address 2030 targets

17 October 2019

Tourism Minister set to visit and engage with trade in China and Japan

Press Release | 17 October 2019
Tourism Minister set to visit and engage with trade in China and Japan

Tourism Minister set to visit and engage with trade in China and Japan

23 September 2019

South African Tourism sees potential growth from Qatar

South African Tourism sees potential growth from Qatar

Trade partners were educated via sales visits and training sessions, to better understand the tourism offerings in South Africa.

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