Dear Members SATSA has been working behind the scenes to explore solutions to the recent spike in robberies involving tourist vehicles in Gauteng. SATSA convened a workshop attended by all major tourism transport providers, leading DMCs, SA Tourism and senior SAPS officials.  We have also drawn in the largest private sector... Read more


There has recently been some unsavoury international media reporting regarding the Black Plague threat and our members are receiving enquiries from concerned travellers. Please be advised that whilst South Africa is on the World Health Organisation watch list and that there is a risk, it is very low and the country is fully... Read more


SATSA’s Southern Cape Chapter will now be called Garden Route, following a decision at the recent Chapter meeting. The new name falls better within the marketing plan of the region and country. The Garden Route Chapter was established to enable a more productive series of conversations and focus on the area and its first... Read more


It is with mixed feelings that we bid our dedicated SATSA Co-Ordinator of the Western Cape, Alushca Ritchie, farewell. While we are sad to lose Alushca, we are very proud of her achievements and understand that being President of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Association is a time consuming role. From... Read more


The Tourism Conservation Fund was officially launched to SATSA Members at this year’s SATSA Conference which took place at Spier, Stellenbosch. Leading up to the panel discussion entitled “Tourism Conservation Fund – Moving from concept to action” 63 SATSA members pledged their support to the fund which included the likes of SATIB, Southern Destinations... Read more


Members are once again invited to participate in the very successful South African Tourism’s India Roadshow coming up early next year. The annual roadshow is specifically geared towards SATSA members and graded establishments for participation, ensuring credibility and quality. The roadshow will take place as... Read more


Save the date, because on 23 November the Elgin Travel Network  in association with Theewaterskloof Municipality will be launched. Registration for the networking conference is scheduled to take place at 08h00 with the function starting at 09h00. Details of the venue will be communicated shortly. Book your seat for R500 and... Read more


National Department of Tourism (NDT) is inviting you to nominate suitably qualified and experienced individuals in your organisation to enrol for the Executive Development Programme course targeted at advancing and empowering black women managers in the tourism sector. NDT will partner with a South African business school to provide an Executive Development... Read more