Unpacking tourism and investment opportunities in the context of the 2018 BRICS summit. Download the report... Read more


The halcyon days of strong international arrivals in 2016 and 2017 are a distant memory. Most SATSA members are reporting a marked decline in business going forward. The official arrival stats are in for January to April this year compared with 2017. Overseas arrivals are down 1,5%. Our largest market, the United Kingdom is down 5%. Germany, which has shown... Read more


Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator is a not-for-profit social enterprise that builds solutions to address the “mismatch of demand and supply” in the youth labour market. Harambee, in partnership with the National Business Initiative and together with government and implementing partners, has launched an initiative to facilitate pathways into technical occupations for large numbers of... Read more


SATSA Western Cape Chapter Chairperson, Illana Clayton, updates us on the current water situation in Cape Town. Good news! Dam levels are up 6.3% in June 2018 which is incredible news, and there is still lots of run-off. Click here  to view reports and statistics on... Read more


What an exciting month of travel and catch-up it has been with David Frost and Hannelie du Toit attending all the Chapter AGMs. It’s great to interact with the SATSA family and gain first-hand understanding of the challenges and opportunities that each chapter faces. It was also highly encouraging to see the excitement brewing for the upcoming conference, an... Read more


The Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation (WHO) continue to closely monitor the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There is cautious optimism. Slightly over a month into the response, further spread of EVD has largely been contained. Since 17 May 2018, no new confirmed EVD... Read more


With only a couple of weeks to go before we kick off the SATSA 2018 Conference, we still have a few seats available and would highly recommend that you register soon and attend this exciting event. As you might know, the SATSA Conference is the largest event of its kind in the inbound industry in Southern Africa. We have... Read more


Fair Trade Tourism and PETCO, the PET plastic recycling company, have teamed up to host a No Time to Waste workshop for the Garden Route tourism sector focusing on plastic waste solutions. No Time To Waste will provide specific waste management training aimed at tourism businesses and propose plastic recycling solutions for the... Read more


60% Discount offer to attend the Travel Massive Digital Workshops Travel Massive is “super chuffed” to announce that they have partnered with #HACKTOURISM to provide a series of Pop-up Travel Massive Digital Workshops across the Country—and Nelspruit is up first on 20 July 2018 at Casambo Lodge! SATSA Members will receive a 60% discount the workshops and pay only R500 per person... Read more


You are invited to experience the rich diversity of Limpopo with SATSA and the Limpopo High Flyers. Together with the Limpopo Tourism Agency, SATSA embarked on a public-private partnership with the aim of facilitating transformation and showcasing Limpopo as a destination of choice. This saw the birth of the Limpopo High... Read more


The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority will be hosting the 11th edition of Zimbabwe’s premier travel showcase, Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from the 6th to 8th September 2018. They are extending an invitation to 10 SATSA members to participate as hosted buyers. The hosting conditions are as follows: To qualify for the Hosted Buyers Program, applicants must... Read more


South African Tourism will host its 2nd annual roadshow to the Nordics in October 2018 and you are invited to apply to participate. The invitation from South Africa Tourism as follows: Following the success of the 2017 roadshow some key learnings were identified: [list line="no" style="style1"] The Nordic traveller is an immature visitor to South Africa, and... Read more