Participants in last week’s Garden Route Mega Fam, hosted by the Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) and Wesgro, have hailed the initiative as groundbreaking and a resounding success. Some 45 buyers joined this first Garden Route Mega Fam, which saw participants split into five groups to experience five different itineraries, showcasing... Read more

Minister Gigaba

When Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered his statements on “easing” of visa requirements and “simplifying” Unabridged Birth Certificates (UBC) regulations for foreign minors, he could not have anticipated the backlash he received from all quarters of the travel and tourism sectors. Confusing, vague, disappointing, ground-hog day – the responses came in... Read more


Once Youth Hotels has a range of roles available in Cape Town and Johannesburg at its properties. JOHANNESBURG • Duty Manager • Deputy... Read more

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Joburg Tourism has unveiled a new Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in Nelson Mandela Square, as well as an updated, fresh website and a mobi-app. The Tourism Unit within the Department of Economic Development’s strategic objective is to promote Johannesburg towards being the number one African destination of choice for both business and leisure in an effort to: Improve... Read more


Please take a few minutes to participate in this research survey being conducted by Mike Fabricius on behalf of the SADC Secretariat. > TAKE SURVEY Dr. Mike Fabricius on behalf of the SADC... Read more


July international arrivals are out and marginally down at 0,32%, with year-to-date figures indicating a -1,55% decline in overseas arrivals.  Read more


With the tagline “Nowhere does it better”, Wesgro and the travel sector is going out to global markets with a new Marketing Campaign to aid the Western Cape’s “recovery”. The new R12m marketing campaign will be available to the trade wishing to communicate to its trade and consumer customers that the Western Cape is indeed open for business. The campaign is being jointly funded by... Read more


JOHANNESBURG, 1 OCTOBER 2018 – The Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) and South African Youth Travel Confederation (SAYTC) have announced they will be merging from 2019. This followed a decision taken by SAYTC members at their recent AGM in the Cederberg, which saw members vote overwhelmingly to join SATSA and create the organisation’s first youth... Read more


You’re invited to attend the Department of Tourism’s Consultation Workshops on their Tourism Transformation Strategy  Read more

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We are pleased to notify members that the ‘gremlins’ which plagued our SATSA App appear to have been resolved.  We would encourage you to download the App and register for access if you have not already done so. And for those who have already registered, please could we ask you to delete the existing App on your phone and re-download it. Your username and password will remain the same. If... Read more


Thirteen small- and a medium-sized historically disadvantaged enterprises from Limpopo have received a boost with the Limpopo High Flyers initiative piloted by SATSA and Limpopo Tourism. This is the third such initiative conducted by SATSA, which included a project with Gauteng Tourism Authority in 2016 and South African Tourism in 2017 which saw 90 Hidden Gems being developed and introduced... Read more


SANParks has submitted the final draft of the management plan for the Kruger National Park to the Minister of Environmental Affairs for approval. You can download the plan and comments and responses document from SANParks’ website  Read more