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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.

21 January 2020

SA Tourism calls on all stakeholders to support the efforts being made by the airline

Press Release | 21 January 2020
SA Tourism calls on all stakeholders to support the efforts being made by the airline

The airline has today issued a statement that has outlined the steps it is taking to manage the re-scheduling of both domestic and international passengers on affected routes.

20 January 2020

South Africa set for increased arrivals from India as Tourism Minister hails a successful market outreach to Mumbai

Press Release | 20 January 2020
South Africa set for increased arrivals from India as Tourism Minister hails a successful market outreach to Mumbai

South Africa set for increased arrivals from India as Tourism Minister hails a successful market outreach to Mumbai

17 December 2019

United Airlines Inaugurates First Ever Nonstop Service Between Cape Town and New York/Newark

Press Release | 17 December 2019
United Airlines Inaugurates First Ever Nonstop Service Between Cape Town and New York/Newark

United Airlines Inaugurates First Ever Nonstop Service Between Cape Town and New York/Newark

12 December 2019

Joint Tourism Safety Plan for Festive Season is Announced

Joint Tourism Safety Plan for Festive Season is Announced

Tourism Safety Plan: 1) Proactive preventative measures to incidents; 2) Responsive and effective operational response; 3) Aftercare programme - victim support.

06 December 2019

TGCSA, International Hotel School and Summit partner in graded staff training

TGCSA, International Hotel School and Summit partner in graded staff training

​​TGCSA and the International Hotel School partner with Summit to offer online hospitality training videos to upskill graded establishments​

03 December 2019

Universal Accessibility for an inclusive and sustainable tourism sector

Press Release | 03 December 2019
Universal Accessibility for an inclusive and sustainable tourism sector

The 3rd of December marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities as well as the start of Disability Awareness Month, in South Africa.

23 November 2019

Tourism Minister on working visit to West Africa

Tourism Minister on working visit to West Africa

Tourism is one of the key economic sectors with the potential to contribute to greater equality and empowerment of women and is one of the world’s fastest growing sectors accounting for 10% of GDP and jobs globally.

22 November 2019

SANCB utilises platform at IBTM World to reaffirm South Africa as capable & geared

SANCB utilises platform at IBTM World to reaffirm South Africa as capable & geared

South Africa successfully hosted some of the world’s biggest sporting events & conferences including the International Diabetes Federation, International AIDS Conference, United Nations COP 17 Conference & the International Consumer Electronics Expo South.

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