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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 SA
Welcome SA 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

KwaZulu-Natal

Africa's Travel Indaba 2018

KwaZulu-Natal
Africa's Travel Indaba 2018

Africa's Travel Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar. It showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa's best tourism products and attracts international buyers and media from across the world. INDABA is owned by South African Tourism and organised by Pure Grit Project and Exhibitions Management (Pty) Ltd. Africa’s Travel Indaba will take place from 8 to 10 May 2018 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, with 7 May being BONDay. Join the movement and follow the conversations on Twitter: https://twitter.com/travel_indaba Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travelindaba/   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/18073943/   Hashtag: #AfricaMovesYou

Gauteng

Meetings Africa 2019

Gauteng
Meetings Africa 2019

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 2019 will take place from 25-27 February 2019.

18 October 2018

Visa changes to boost the economy

News | 18 October 2018
Visa changes to boost the economy

According to a report from Stats SA, the tourism sector is a major job creator, employing more than 686 000 people in 2016, outnumbering utilities (118 000) and mining (444 000).

17 October 2018

SA Tourism’s statement on the “Come Home Bru” event in Sydney, Australia

Press Release | 17 October 2018
SA Tourism’s statement on the “Come Home Bru” event in Sydney, Australia

SA Tourism is aware and have taken note of comments made on social media by Ms Beryl Crosher-Segers and subsequent media interest in SA, following the “Come Home Bru”.

11 October 2018

Water efficiency now part of the Green Tourism Incentive Programme

Water efficiency now part of the Green Tourism Incentive Programme

WATER EFFICIENCY NOW PART OF THE GREEN TOURISM INCENTIVE PROGRAMME

26 September 2018

Statement by the Minister of Home Affairs, on Visa-related Reforms

Speech | 26 September 2018
Statement by the Minister of Home Affairs, on Visa-related Reforms

Statement by the Minister of Home Affairs, on Visa-related Reforms

25 September 2018

Joburg Tourism lanches visitor information centre in Sandton

Joburg Tourism lanches visitor information centre in Sandton

Joburg Tourism is marking Tourism Month this year by unveiling not only the new Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in Nelson Mandela Square, but also an updated, fresh website and a mobi-app. The Tourism Unit within the Department of Economic Development’s strategic objective is to promote Johannesburg towards being the number one African destination of choice for both business and leisure in an effort to: Improve seasonality, length of stay and tourist spend during visits to Joburg. Improve the diversity of the tourism offering in Joburg. Build a positive image / perception for the city among local, national and international audiences.

20 September 2018

South African Tourism hosts the 2018 News UK Travel Awards

Press Release | 20 September 2018
South African Tourism hosts the 2018 News UK Travel Awards

This week, South African Tourism is hosting the 2018 News UK Travel Awards – a prestigious awards ceremony which celebrates the top UK travel journalists from The Times, The Sunday Times, Sunday Times Travel Magazine and The Sun. The travel editors and writers from these publications are hosted in South Africa along with top travel industry experts and CEOs of UK-based travel organisations. As 2018 marks Nelson Mandela’s centenary, South African Tourism decided this year would be the perfect time to collaborate with News UK and showcase some of the destination’s top experiences to its members.

12 September 2018

Africa Travel Summit | 200 delegates flock to Langa!

Press Release | 12 September 2018
Africa Travel Summit | 200 delegates flock to Langa!

At Africa Travel Summit in Langa, Airbnb organizes first ever three day event to discuss how technology can help more people to benefit from tourism.

12 September 2018

Cape Town world champ surfers launch tourism campaign!

Press Release | 12 September 2018
Cape Town world champ surfers launch tourism campaign!

Cape Town's world champ surfers Jordy Smith, Mikey February and Frank Solomon joined Wesgro to unveil the new #ItsAllStillHere tourism campaign.

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