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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
Meetings Africa 2020

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 2020 will take place from 24-26 February 2020, with BONDay on the 24th.

11 September 2019

Lilizela Provincial Awards off to a great start with Women leading the charge in the Northern Cape

Lilizela Provincial Awards off to a great start with Women leading the charge in the Northern Cape

Lilizela Provincial Awards off to a great start with Women leading the charge in the Northern Cape  

10 September 2019

TGCSA facilitates benchmarking exercise on grading standards for the Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation

TGCSA facilitates benchmarking exercise on grading standards for the Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) recently met with the Lesotho Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture to facilitate a benchmarking exercise on grading standards to be undertaken by the Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC).

02 September 2019

South African Tourism meets with travel partners in Riyadh to boost outbound tourism

Press Release | 02 September 2019
South African Tourism meets with travel partners in Riyadh to boost outbound tourism

South African Tourism’s Middle East, India and South East Asia (MEISEA) Hub, recently concluded a successful visit to the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, meeting key travel partners.

02 September 2019

SA Tourism and TBCSA Roadshow moves to the UK

Press Release | 02 September 2019
SA Tourism and TBCSA Roadshow moves to the UK

Following a successful visit to the Central European markets last week, the stakeholder engagement roadshow involving South African Tourism (SA Tourism) and the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) moves to the United Kingdom (UK) this week.

30 August 2019

German tourists are looking for authentic South African experiences

Press Release | 30 August 2019
German tourists are looking for authentic South African experiences

Team South Africa made their way to Frankfurt, Germany, for the third and final leg of the Central European Roadshow on Thursday, 29 August, 2019.

29 August 2019

Austrians hungry to explore hidden gems of South Africa

Press Release | 29 August 2019
Austrians hungry to explore hidden gems of South Africa

South African Tourism and the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) made their way to Vienna, Austria for the second round of engagements during the Central European leg of the Global Roadshow yesterday.

28 August 2019

Packaging South Africa’s story and addressing social issues at the heart of European Roadshow engagement

Press Release | 28 August 2019
Packaging South Africa’s story and addressing social issues at the heart of European Roadshow engagement

South African Tourism (SA Tourism) and the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) have kicked-off the first leg of their Global Roadshow in Zurich, Switzerland in a bid to boost tourist arrivals to South Africa.

26 August 2019

South African Tourism and TBCSA embark on Global Roadshow

South African Tourism and TBCSA embark on Global Roadshow

“From a TBCSA perspective it is important that we defend and grow this important market as well as other identified markets,” said TBCSA CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa

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