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Welcome is a South African Tourism initiative that aims to create and sustain engagement with industry stakeholders, and encourage information sharing.
The initiative extends a hand to all role-players in the tourism industry, from seasoned tourism business owners to young, thriving start-ups.
For anyone in the travel trade, word-of-mouth referrals and personal endorsements are the pinnacle of marketing, and the Welcome initiative wants to help you to achieve this on a regular basis.
Quick facts about South Africa
South Africa is home to multi-cultural melting pot of 55 million beautiful people of diverse origins, cultures, languages, and religions.
Although English is widely spoken and is used for informational signage, South Africa celebrates diversity in language with a total of eleven official languages. These languages are Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga and English.
Enshrined in the South African constitution is the right for all people to practice their religion free from persecution. The most practiced religions in South Africa include Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.