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08 December 2017

South African Tourism set to enter into landmark partnership with DMCs servicing the Nordic region

South African Tourism set to enter into landmark partnership with DMCs servicing the Nordic region

South African Tourism is embarking on an ambitious pilot project in March 2018 where 90 tourism trade participants from the Nordic region will be hosted in South Africa on a mega-familiarisation trip that will expose them to a range of local travel products across all nine provinces – including small businesses. To this end, South African Tourism is finalising a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with 11 local destination marketing companies (DMCs) including SEEZA, a unique and dynamic new black-owned DMC made up of a network of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). South African Airways is also a key partner in this collaboration, and has been integral to selecting the agents that will attend. Leading from the front, this is a collaborative initiative with the greater tourism industry, including the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA).

04 December 2017

Durban launches new Discover Durban Campaign

Press Release | 04 December 2017
Durban launches new Discover Durban Campaign

Discover Durban.

30 November 2017

SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM ENCOURAGES SOUTH ARICANS TO OWN THEIR COUNTRY

Press Release | 30 November 2017
SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM ENCOURAGES SOUTH ARICANS TO OWN THEIR COUNTRY

South African Tourism has launched a consumer-oriented campaign aimed at encouraging South Africans to travel and explore their own back yard. The new campaign: “It’s your country – enjoy it, because nothing is more fun than a Sho’t Left” invites South Africans to pack their bags and sample the wonders of all nine provinces. It is about reminding South Africans that South Africa is theirs and that there are a whole lot of experiences to be enjoyed in this country. “We as South African Tourism are ramping up our drive to boost domestic tourism because many South Africans do not see themselves as being travellers in their own country. The new campaign inspires them to take a Sho’t Left and demonstrates that, in fact, local travel can be simple and wallet-friendly, and fun too.” Summarises Chief Executive Officer at South African Tourism, Sisa Ntshona. South African Tourism is aiming to add a million more domestic holiday trips and another four million foreign tourists as part of its “5-in-5” strategy to bolster tourism’s contribution to the economy by 2021. The newly revamped Sho’t Left campaign also promotes enticing local package deals on the Sho’t Left website (www.shotleft.co.za) – not just during peak holiday season but throughout the year and across all nine provinces. This includes tucked-away “hidden gems” that may not be on the radar of most holidaymakers. Packaged at various price points, these special deals are geared towards promoting and showcasing various affordable tourism experiences. “We believe we have a deal for every pocket and persuasion. Sho’t Left is a free platform for travel businesses to advertise their deals, a one-stop shop featuring all tourism businesses and places around the country that all South Africans simply must visit. These destinations are not only beautiful, but affordable too, and they capture the true essence of our country.” Explains Mr. Ntshona. Tourism is an enriching experience; therefore, it is imperative to create an environment that makes it accessible and easy. This campaign, which officially launches on Thursday the 30th November 2017, will remind all South Africans of the travel opportunities that they have – it is after all their country and they must enjoy it!,” added Mr. Ntshona. Issued by South African Tourism For further information contact: Thandiwe Mathibela Tel: +2711895 3177 Email: thandiwe@southafrica.net Website www.southafrica.net South African Tourism is the national tourism agency responsible for the marketing of South Africa as a preferred tourist destination. It is headed up by Chief Executive Officer, Mr Sisa Ntshona.

29 November 2017

South Africa unveils ‘accelerated drive’ to attract more business events

South Africa unveils ‘accelerated drive’ to attract more business events

South Africa unveils ‘accelerated drive’ to attract more business events Barcelona, Spain: At IBTM World on Tuesday, South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe, announced a “bold and ambitious” delegate-boosting plan as part of a Bidding Support Programme to propel the country’s business events industry forward. IBTM World, a leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel industry, is taking place in Barcelona from 28 to 30 November 2017.

24 November 2017

The best of Limpopo

Press Release | 24 November 2017
The best of Limpopo

This year’s Speed Marketing workshop went off without a hitch, and at the centre stage was the extraordinary province of Limpopo, a region that boasts beautiful Baobab trees, contrasting landscapes, and incredible people ready to welcome visitors with open arms.

22 November 2017

New exhibition company appointed to manage South African Tourism’s key strategic events - Meetings Africa and Africa’s Travel Indaba

Press Release | 22 November 2017
New exhibition company appointed to manage South African Tourism’s key strategic events - Meetings Africa and Africa’s Travel Indaba

New exhibition company appointed to manage South African Tourism’s key strategic events - Meetings Africa and Africa’s Travel Indaba

15 November 2017

Standard Bank, ICBC launch I Go South Africa to spur inclusive growth through tourism

Press Release | 15 November 2017
Standard Bank, ICBC launch I Go South Africa to spur inclusive growth through tourism

Standard Bank, ICBC launch I Go South Africa to spur inclusive growth through tourism

10 November 2017

Say NO to animal interaction

Press Release | 10 November 2017
Say NO to animal interaction

From African elephants, buffalos, and cheetahs to leopards and exotic primates, South Africa is home to a wide variety of wildlife species.

06 November 2017

World Travel Market 2017 to Highlight SA Projects

Press Release | 06 November 2017
World Travel Market 2017 to Highlight SA Projects

World Travel Market 2017 to Highlight SA Projects.

06 November 2017

Thebe Tourism Group announces collaboration with Nelson Mandela Foundation in creation of Nelson Mandela Presidential Centre.

Press Release | 06 November 2017
Thebe Tourism Group announces collaboration with Nelson Mandela Foundation in creation of Nelson Mandela Presidential Centre.

Thebe Tourism Group announces collaboration with Nelson Mandela Foundation in creation of Nelson Mandela Presidential Centre.

06 November 2017

South Africa’s small tourism businesses to shine at World Travel Market in London

Press Release | 06 November 2017
South Africa’s small tourism businesses to shine at World Travel Market in London

South Africa’s small tourism businesses to shine at World Travel Market in London

29 October 2017

Pioneers, innovators, stalwarts and SMEs celebrated at the fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards

Press Release | 29 October 2017
Pioneers, innovators, stalwarts and SMEs celebrated at the fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards

Pioneers, innovators, stalwarts and SMEs celebrated at the fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards

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