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Discounts Fuel Domestic Travel Boom

South African Tourism recorded a 59,7% growth in domestic tourism during the first four months of 2019. Local demand, fuelled by value-added travel discounts and holiday packages, is not slowing despite the current tough economic climate. Shaun Lamont, Managing Director ...

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Applications for SAT Nordic Roadshow Open

Nordic flags with South African Tourism logo

SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg – Wednesday, 03 July 2019: South African Tourism is intensifying its efforts in growing arrivals from the Nordic region and is inviting South African tourism business owners to partner with them on this mission.   Applications for ...

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SA Records Domestic Tourism Growth

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South Africans show enthusiasm for travelling during the first four months of 2019 Johannesburg, 26 June 2019 – The period from January to April 2019, showed exceptional growth on the domestic tourism front when compared to the same period last ...

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SA Tourism Launches Nordics Roadshow

Following an invitation to the South African travel trade in August, South African Tourism has launched the inaugural Nordics roadshow with 20 South African suppliers today. Starting in Copenhagen, and covering the cities of Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki, the roadshow will end on ...

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SA Tourism Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Friday, September 22, 2017 – South African Tourism CEO, Mr Sisa Ntshona, today announced that Ms Bashni Muthaya has been appointed as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of South African Tourism effective 1st October 2017. “As an insight and research-driven organisation, the appointment of ...

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South African Art and Culture Hits New York

September 15th 2017, JOHANNESBURG – South African Tourism’s US office is taking an innovative approach to growing the country’s arts, culture and heritage offering with the announcement of a month-long partnership with Citi Bike which will bring South Africa’s unique ...

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Gauteng Wins Meetings Africa Bid

Gauteng is the successful bidder to host South African Tourism’s strategic business events trade show, Meetings Africa, for the next five years following a comprehensive bidding process. The decision means that Meetings Africa will be hosted by Gauteng Tourism Authority ...

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Gold Travel Launches in Jozi

Konrad Laker, CEO of Cape Town-based Gold Travel, will see his expansion plans pay off as the group launches their first Johannesburg office in March. Travel Master, a Midrand based travel company that has been on Laker’s radar since 2013, ...

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New TGCSA Awards Committee

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The South African Tourism Board has announced the appointment of new Awards Committee members, of the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA). The committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation and management of the TGCSA’S grading system, South Africa’s ...

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SA Tourism Review Report

A panel of experts have reviewed how South African Tourism is responding to the dynamics of the national and international tourism sector and has made recommendations to guide its future strategic direction, writes Des Langkilde. The SA Tourism Review Committee ...

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2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards Judging

Earlier this year, South African Tourism invited members of the tourism industry to form part of the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards adjudication panel. This invitation was well-received, with the cream of the industry offering to do service on the Lilizela ...

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South African Tourism Sector in Crisis

The South African government’s ‘Unfriendly approach’ to the Visa regime is negatively impacting African and Overseas tourist arrivals to South Africa, and the tourism industry, reports Grant Thornton. South Africa’s Tourism sector is entering its first serious crisis stage as ...

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Tribute to Ms Anitha Soni

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal joins South Africa in mourning of the untimely passing away of Ms Anitha Soni, the former Board Chairperson. Ms Soni played an instrumental role in transforming and setting up key tourism institutions and agencies since 1994, which included ...

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Open Skies for Africa

“The potential for growth in tourism will not be realised unless we open the skies in Africa.” Gillian Saunders – Grant Thornton. The liberalisation of Africa’s skies could spark significant growth in the tourism industry. Projections indicate that liberalisation between ...

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Cover Story – September 2014

September is Tourism Month, and our front cover portrait of Nelson Mandela, by digital artist *Guy Whitby, reflects the technological evolution from an analog to a digital age – a transformation that ‘Madiba’ himself lived through. In the words of ...

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