Dear SATSA Members In recent times there has been increased global awareness about the impact of tourism on biodiversity, ecosystems and animals. Tourists themselves are seeking answers to the impact of their decisions, in particular on animal welfare. This in turn has driven tour operators to be selective about the tourism experiences and companies included in... Read more

ATM final

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) will take place on 22-25 April 2018. ATM is one of the biggest tradeshows in the Middle East and this year SATSA will host a South African Pavilion with our CEO, David Frost attending the show. Exhibiting on the pavilion is your chance to access markets such as United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia,... Read more


Based on the recent announcement of the increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) from 14% to 15%, SANParks has announced that they will adjust tariffs accordingly from 1 April 2018. SANParks is a registered VAT vendor and is registered on the invoice basis. SANParks will be requesting guests with reservations, stays (or activities)... Read more


Quote – book – pay – track visas on line We are thrilled to let our members know that Visas and Passports Unlimited has joined SATSA as a strategic partner. Through the partnership Visas and Passports Unlimited will offer SATSA Members a 35% discount on their... Read more


The SATSA Western Cape Chapter is inviting all SATSA members to attend their next Chapter Meeting which will take place during WTM Africa. If you are attending WTM or just in Cape Town over this period, please feel free to join us for this meeting. The meeting will be focused on key stakeholders having a discussion with SATSA... Read more

two oceans

The standard tour operator rates (which equate to a 15% discount) for visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium will be changing from 1 April 2018. The new rates are as follows: • Adults - R150 (R175 normal price) • Children ages 14-17 - R110 (R130 normal price) • Children ages 4-13 - R75 (R85 normal price) • Children under 4 - Free • South African pensioners and South African students... Read more


Join world renowned elephant expert and wildlife veterinarian Dr Johan Marais, author of “The Great Tuskers of Africa” and Natalie Knibbs, Ezemvelo KZNWildlife Honorary Officer, Tour Operator and conservation ambassador on an exclusive Elephant Experience at iMfolozi Game Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal, to study and explore one of the Big 5.  Read more

luanda marketing

Houston Travel Marketing Services will hold their first Spotlight TravelExpo in Luanda, Angola on Wednesday 20 June at the Talatona Hotel and Conference Centre. The aim of the TravelExpo is to promote outbound tourism from Angola to Southern and East Africa. Angola ranks as South Africa’s second biggest Africa Air source... Read more