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The 2019 Africa’s Travel Indaba will take place from 02-04 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. This means that Indaba has been brought forward by four days. Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa, announced in his State of the Nation (SONA) Address that the national election will take place on 08 May 2019. This would have coincided with... Read more

Table Mountain Cableway

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Please note that the Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance from Monday 8 July to Sunday 18 August 2019. They will reopen, weather permitting, on Monday 919 August 2019. You are welcome to contact Collette Van Aswegen on  Read more

Adventure Lifestyle Show

The Adventure Lifestyle Show would like to personally invite all SAYTC members to come and exhibit at the show. What is the Adventure Lifestyle Show all about? The Adventure Lifestyle Show brings an interactive platform between visitors and exhibitors. Feel, hear, touch and taste the adventure that an Active – Outdoor Lifestyle offers you. Walk through all the elements... Read more

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South African Tourism will reschedule this year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba. This follows this evening’s State of the Nation address by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who confirmed that 08 May 2019 will be the date for the national elections. Indaba was scheduled to take place from 06-09 May at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban. The ICC also serves... Read more


Responding correctly to a guest’s death (natural causes) at an establishment: death at a lodge - issued by SATIB This is a topic and circumstance we all hope we won’t have to discuss and deal with. However, monitoring the many SATIB24 Crisis Calls and claims made over the festive/ high season alone, has made us feel it will be worthwhile for our clients to know the correct... Read more

Private Sector

A proper functioning collective private sector is something we have been working towards for over five years. This has certainly not been in place and, in its absence, SATSA has had to, on key issues, assume a solo leadership role. It has often been a lonely path for SATSA, which has in the past received scant support from the industry’s umbrella body, the Tourism Business Council of South... Read more


Fatal accident raises awareness about the need to be legally compliant While 99.9% of the time you may never need to prove you are a legally compliant wheels operator, Till the day you’re involved in an accident you’ll be thankful you are, as one SATSA member recently found. A fatal accident, which claimed the lives of five passengers – one in the operator’s vehicle, and... Read more


Join the 8th Spotlight on Africa & Indian Ocean Islands workshop in Central & Eastern Europe covering Prague Czech Republic, Budapest Hungary and Poland (Warsaw & Krakow) taking place from Tuesday 25 March to Friday 29 March 2019. Houston Travel Marketing Services have again teamed up with Paddington Tucker of Travel Advance based in Prague to jointly run this workshop. Travel Advance will... Read more

Mzamba Beach

There are 117 households (around 680 people) that make up the Mgungundlovu Communal Property Association (MCPA) community. The MCPA’s restituted land is located at Mzamba - the gateway to the Wild Coast from KwaZulu-Natal. The total area of the MCPA’s restituted land measures 639Ha. The northern part of the property has already been developed into the Wild Coast Sun Resort and Casino,... Read more

Decorex Durban

Africa’s largest décor, design and lifestyle exhibition portfolio will extend the continent’s influence on global style with the first instalment, Decorex Durban, taking place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 March 2019. Attending Decorex Durban is a cost effective and time efficient way to source and grow your network of reliable and high-quality suppliers for the... Read more

Interactive Animal Workshops

SATSA kicked off its research on Animal Interactions late last year and would now like to invite you to our public consultation workshop where the initial research findings will be presented and you will have the opportunity to give your input to determine the way forward in terms of developing standards for animal interaction in South Africa. The SATSA Chapter meeting will follow directly... Read more

WTM AFrica 2019

Registration for the SATSA Pavilion at WTM Africa 2019 is still open and you can still ensure that you secure your spot. Through SATSA’s partnership with WTM Africa, we have been able to reduce the fee for 2019. For all the same great benefits a table on the SATSA Pavilion will only cost you R17,300 (ex Vat) for 2019. Included in the above fee is your consulting table... Read more