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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

Industry Reports

International Tourist Behaviour Survey

Industry Reports
International Tourist Behaviour Survey

Dipstick on changes in consumer preference.

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.

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.

16 November 2020

South Africa welcomes all international leisure and business travellers!

Press Release | 16 November 2020
South Africa welcomes all international leisure and business travellers!

South African Tourism (SA Tourism) is delighted by government’s recent announcement that South Africa is now open to all international leisure and business travellers from all over the globe. The opening of all international travel follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Wednesday that South Africa would be moving to augmented alert level 1, thus opening up international borders for all countries from 11 November 2020.

02 October 2020

South Africa is open for international travel | SA Tourism

South Africa is open for international travel | SA Tourism

South African Tourism (SA Tourism) welcomes government’s direction as South Africa opens its international borders today. While South Africa’s borders will not be open to all countries for leisure travel, SA Tourism is delighted to welcome those visitors that are able to come to our country.

27 September 2020

South Africa Celebrates World Tourism Day with a Commitment to Reignite Domestic Travel Markets

South Africa Celebrates World Tourism Day with a Commitment to Reignite Domestic Travel Markets

World Tourism Day is a United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) initiative observed annually on 27 September to highlight the sector’s contribution to the socio–economic development of nations, and the advancement of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

25 September 2020

Black Coffee, Busiswa and Master KG to headline World Tourism Day celebrations

Black Coffee, Busiswa and Master KG to headline World Tourism Day celebrations

The Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves in Gauteng will host the day-long global event this Sunday, celebrated by the UNWTO annually on 27th September. Internationally-acclaimed and award-winning DJ, Black Coffee, will indulge and entertain his local and global fans with a unique two-hour set from the Sterkfontein Caves, with a live broadcast on Channel O.

18 September 2020

South Africa is open and ready to welcome international tourists

Press Release | 18 September 2020
South Africa is open and ready to welcome international tourists

South Africa is open and ready to welcome travellers from across the world! South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday, 16 September that cabinet has decided to place the entire country on alert level 1, thus opening up international borders for selected countries from 1 October 2020.

03 September 2020

South Africa joins global destinations to host the 59th ICCA hybrid experience Congress in November 2020

Press Release | 03 September 2020
South Africa joins global destinations to host the 59th ICCA hybrid experience Congress in November 2020

The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) and the Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau, are pleased to announce that South Africa has won a bid to host the 59th ICCA Africa Regional Hub Conference taking place between 2 & 3 November 2020.

02 September 2020

SA joins global destinations to host the 59th ICCA hybrid experience Congress in November 2020

SA joins global destinations to host the 59th ICCA hybrid experience Congress in November 2020

The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) and the Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau, are pleased to announce that South Africa has won a bid to host the 59th ICCA Africa Regional Hub Conference taking place between 2 & 3 November 2020.

31 August 2020

South African Tourism level 2 message on the opening of domestic travel

News | 31 August 2020
South African Tourism level 2 message on the opening of domestic travel

South African Tourism level 2 message on the opening of domestic travel

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