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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 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.

KwaZulu-Natal

Africa's Travel Indaba 2019

KwaZulu-Natal
Africa's Travel Indaba 2019

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 2 to 4 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. Join the movement and follow the conversations on Twitter: https://twitter.com/travelindaba Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travelindaba/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/18073943/   Hashtag: #AfricaMovesYou

19 February 2019

Bumper year for TGCSA

Bumper year for TGCSA

It’s been an exciting start to the year for the team at the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA). 2019 represents a historic and momentous year for the Grading Council with the soon to be implemented revised grading standards for accommodation establishments taking effect on 01 April 2019.

13 February 2019

2019 Africa’s Travel Indaba Date Brought Forward

Press Release | 13 February 2019
2019 Africa’s Travel Indaba Date Brought Forward

The 2019 Africa’s Travel Indaba will take place from 02-04 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. This means that Indaba has been brought forward by four days. Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa, announced in his state of the nation address that the national election will take place on 08 May 2019. This would have coincided with Indaba.

07 February 2019

South African Tourism will reschedule this year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba

South African Tourism will reschedule this year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba

This follows this evening’s State of the Nation address by President Cyril Ramapahosa, who confirmed that 08 May 2019 will be the date for the national elections. Indaba was scheduled to take place from 06-09 May at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban.

06 February 2019

South African Tourism CEO welcomes all delegates to Meetings Africa 2019

South African Tourism CEO welcomes all delegates to Meetings Africa 2019

South African Tourism CEO welcomes all delegates to Meetings Africa 2019

29 January 2019

SA roadshow to capture Turkish travel trade

SA roadshow to capture Turkish travel trade

South African Tourism will be hosting the “Learn SA Roadshow” for the first time in Istanbul, Turkey, in a bid to increase the knowledge of the trade in Turkey and to create platforms for trade from South Africa to get access to the Turkish market.

22 January 2019

South African Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, seeks to strengthen tourism ties with India visit

Press Release | 22 January 2019
South African Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, seeks to strengthen tourism ties with India visit

South African Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, seeks to strengthen tourism ties with India visit

15 January 2019

Uncovering Limpopo through speed marketing

Uncovering Limpopo through speed marketing

SATSA accredited tour operators discovered the wild and free province of Limpopo, at the latest round of national speed marketing sessions. SA Tourism in partnership with SATSA and Limpopo Tourism hosted various trade members from the industry.

29 December 2018

UPDATE: Flash floods at Forever Resorts Badplaas

UPDATE: Flash floods at Forever Resorts Badplaas

Flash flooding at the popular Forever Resorts Badplaas in Mpumalanga, that caused damage to some of the resorts public areas as well as the Hydro and Spa.

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