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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.

08 April 2020

Webinar - Tourism Recovery Plan by South African Tourism

Webinar - Tourism Recovery Plan by South African Tourism

SA Tourism is under taking the process of compiling a Tourism Recover y Plan for the sector. As such, we have created a series of webinars in order to engage the Tourism Industry on solutions, scenarios, and a way forward which will form part of this recovery plan. There will be three sessions in total, each lasting 90 minutes.

23 March 2020

Africa's Travel Indaba postponed as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Press Release | 23 March 2020
Africa's Travel Indaba postponed as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Amidst the outbreak of the Coronavirus on South African shores, the tourism industry has had to re-evaluate and assess a number of business events which were scheduled to take place in the coming months. In line with this assessment, Africa’s premier travel trade show, the Tourism Indaba scheduled for May 2020 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban, has been postponed to a date yet to be confirmed.

22 March 2020

Central traveller registry for accommodation establishments

News | 22 March 2020
Central traveller registry for accommodation establishments

South African Tourism (SA Tourism), the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) and the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) are coordinating efforts to create a central portal where all accommodation establishments across the country can load the information of the local and international guests staying at their establishments.

22 March 2020

Minister of Tourism sends condolences to the family of global hotelier, Sol Kerzner

Press Release | 22 March 2020
Minister of Tourism sends condolences to the family of global hotelier, Sol Kerzner

The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, expresses her deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the global hospitality industrialist, Sol Kezner , who passed away on Saturday night, 21 March 2020 at the family home in Cape Town.

20 March 2020

SAA suspends all international flights until the end of May 2020

Press Release | 20 March 2020
SAA suspends all international flights until the end of May 2020

South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it will immediately suspend all international operations until 31 May 2020 in response to a government travel ban aimed at stopping the transmission of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

17 March 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Emergency Plan

Coronavirus COVID-19 Emergency Plan

Travel Bans & Restrictions Quarantine, Testing & Screening Domestic Travel Alerts

16 March 2020

South African Tourism supports measures to combat COVID-19 Pandemic

News | 16 March 2020
South African Tourism supports measures to combat COVID-19 Pandemic

Johannesburg, 16 March: Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Address to the nation yesterday on measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has confirmed that the tourism industry will play its role in effecting these measures.

16 March 2020

Statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga on the briefing of COVID-19

Speech | 16 March 2020
Statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga on the briefing of COVID-19

Statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga at the inter-ministerial media briefing on COVID-19 following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa

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