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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

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

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

08 March 2019

Thought Leadership piece by Minister of Tourism in South Africa, Derek Hanekom

Speech | 08 March 2019
Thought Leadership piece by Minister of Tourism in South Africa, Derek Hanekom

Thought Leadership piece by Minister of Tourism in South Africa, Derek Hanekom

08 March 2019

Speakers Notes for South African Tourism, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sisa Ntshona

Speech | 08 March 2019
Speakers Notes for South African Tourism, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sisa Ntshona

Speakers Notes for South African Tourism, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sisa Ntshona

08 March 2019

South African Tourism set to bolster engagements at ITB 2019

Press Release | 08 March 2019
South African Tourism set to bolster engagements at ITB 2019

South African Tourism set to bolster engagements at ITB 2019

21 February 2019

Meetings AFrica 2019 breaks records

Press Release | 21 February 2019
Meetings AFrica 2019 breaks records

Meetings Africa 2019 is promising to be the biggest one yet. Since the first Meetings Africa took place in 2004, the event has grown year on year with more registered buyers and exhibitors attending this year’s event than ever before.

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.

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