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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

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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

16 April 2019

Africa’s Travel Indaba teams up with local street art talent in Durban!

Press Release | 16 April 2019
Africa’s Travel Indaba teams up with local street art talent in Durban!

SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg – Monday, 15 April, 2019: From the hieroglyphics in Egypt to the cave paintings in Maropeng, art has always been a vehicle for documenting history and telling our stories. Art is also an interpretation of life and takes many different forms, such as music, paintings, graffiti and dance.

15 April 2019

Breaking News: Non-stop flight between Cape Town and USA announced

Press Release | 15 April 2019
Breaking News: Non-stop flight between Cape Town and USA announced

Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) welcomes the announcement by United Airlines that they intend launching a new non-stop route between the US and Cape Town, from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, New York.

14 April 2019

SA Tourism celebrates 25 Years of Democracy with 25 of the best Instagrammable locations

Press Release | 14 April 2019
SA Tourism celebrates 25 Years of Democracy with 25 of the best Instagrammable locations

South African Tourism (SA Tourism), along with partners Travelstart and @SouthAfrica will collaborate in an exciting Instagram initiative that will showcase the best of South Africa through the month of April 2019.

04 April 2019

Africans have the power to rehaul Africa’s story

Press Release | 04 April 2019
Africans have the power to rehaul Africa’s story

SOUTH AFRICA, Durban – Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019: In a bid to boost tourism in Africa, it is time that we change our narrative from a continent that needs saving to one that is thriving. This was the key insight at Africa’s Travel Indaba Media Launch held at The Plant Venue Co., Durban on 3rd April 2019.

02 April 2019

Statement from the South African Tourism Board

Press Release | 02 April 2019
Statement from the South African Tourism Board

The Board of South African Tourism has resolved to investigate allegations received against the organisation’s CEO, Mr Sisa Ntshona, through its anonymous tip-offs reporting mechanism. The Board is obligated to thoroughly investigate these allegations, in the best interest of all parties concerned.

18 March 2019

South African Tourism appoints new Hub Head for North America

South African Tourism appoints new Hub Head for North America

Well-known and respected Marketing and Advertising Executive, Jerry Mpufane, will swop his Johannesburg office for the Big Apple. Mpufane has been appointed as the new South African Tourism Hub Head for USA and Canada, taking over from Bangu Masisi whose term in office has come to an end.

17 March 2019

Andrew Young leads delegation to four African countries

Andrew Young leads delegation to four African countries

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – A delegation of about 50 professionals from the United States arrived in South Africa on Sunday, 17 March, led by former United Nations Ambassador and Mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young and his wife Carolyn. Among many highlights of this once-in-a-lifetime trip will be  the unveiling of a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Cradle of Humankind exhibition, a short drive from Johannesburg.

11 March 2019

ITB Berlin Exhibitors profiles

News | 11 March 2019
ITB Berlin Exhibitors profiles

ITB Berlin Exhibitors profiles

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