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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
16 August 2019

South Africa | The calibre of competitors involved in this years Lilizela Tourism Awards, are the highest in the illustrious seven-year history of the event.

29 July 2019

Bid support bears fruit

Press Release | 29 July 2019
Bid support bears fruit

South Africa’s bidding support programme for business events, initiated three years ago, is bearing fruit. The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Fish Mahalela said in the opening session at the SAACI congress yesterday afternoon, that during the 2018-2019 financial year South Africa had a target of 105 submissions.

29 July 2019

Sector to grow more than R6 billion

Press Release | 29 July 2019
Sector to grow more than R6 billion

“The South African tourism sector is projected to grow by some R6 billion from R139 billion to more than R145 billion in 2019 – a great advantage for the economy.” This is according to the Acting Chairperson of SAACI, Kim Roberts. At the opening of the 33rd SAACI congress in Durban yesterday afternoon, Roberts said according to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the 2018 contribution of the tourism sector in South Africa directly accounted for 2.8 percent of real GDP.

18 July 2019

Judges announced for the Lilizela Tourism Awards 2019

18 July 2019

South African Tourism bids farewell to icon Johnny Clegg

South African Tourism bids farewell to icon Johnny Clegg

Fondly known as the “White Zulu”, Johnny Clegg’s music, a unifying force in South Africa, with the popular tribute to the then incarcerated Nelson Mandela, Asimbonanga!

15 July 2019

SATSA and SA Tourism lead carbon offsetting initiative

Press Release | 15 July 2019
SATSA and SA Tourism lead carbon offsetting initiative

SATSA and South African Tourism (SA Tourism) have launched a carbon offsetting initiative to create awareness about the need to reduce the tourism industry’s carbon footprint.

10 July 2019

South Africa Tourism Welcomes Visa Waivers

09 July 2019

SATSA Conference to host emerging businesses

Press Release | 09 July 2019
SATSA Conference to host emerging businesses

The Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) and South African Tourism (SA Tourism) are ensuring that there will be a strong focus on, and participation by emerging businesses at this year’s SATSA Conference.

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