Industry Categorisation

To structure assistance, benefits, and communication, SATSA developed the below industry classification.

Members must choose one main and sub-category and can then add as many additional sub-categories as they have, but importantly this must be what the member actually owns or manages, not what they include in their itineraries.


 Main Category

 Category Description

 Main Sub-Category


 Providing overnight facilities to   travellers

 Backpackers / Youth Hostel

 Bed and Breakfast

 Caravan and Camping

 Country Hotel

 Country House

 Country Lodge / Inn


 Home Stay


 Lodge Group


 Resort Group

 Guest House


 Hotel Group

 Wild Camping



 Tourism-related private sector and   self-governed associations

 Community Tourism Association / Organisation

 Local Tourism Association / Organisation

 Regional Tourism Association / Organisation

 National Tourism Association / Organisation

 Business   Tourism

 Any business that falls within the   Meetings, incentives, conference,   and exhibition sector

 Convention / Exhibition Venue

 Conference / Meeting Venue

 Events Venue

 Convention Bureaus

 Events / Exhibitions Management Company / Organiser

 MICE Operator

 Incentive Travel

 Event / Exhibition Infrastructure


 Any entity belonging to Government   - this MUST be their main category.   They can select additional   categories to explain what they offer

 National Government / National Tourism Authority

 Provincial Government / Provincial Tourism Authority

 Regional Government / Regional Tourism Authority

 District Government / District Tourism Authority

 Local Government / Local Tourism Authority






 Tour Operators

 Any entity that packages tours   either for groups or individuals

 Operator With Transport

 Operator Without Transport

 Destination Management Company

 Tour Broker

 Tourism   Marketing /   Information


 Destination Marketing Organisation / Company

 Product Sales/Marketing/Representation Company: With   Reservations

 Product Sales/Marketing/Representation Company: Without   Reservations

 Booking Office

 Online Travel / Booking Agent

 Visitor Information Offices

 Tourism   Services &     Other


 Accommodation Management Company


 Conservation & Research

 Financial Services

 Guided Bus Tours

 Incentive Travel



 Medical Assistance

 Personal Shopping

 PR, Communications, Marketing



 Restaurant / Catering

 Safety & Security


 Tour Guide Services

 Tourism Development / Management

 Training Body / Edu-Tourism / Language School

 Travel Agent

 Universal Accessibility

 Vehicle Manufacturer

 Visas / Passports / Immigration Consultants

 Wellness Centres / Retreats / Packages

 Niche Tourism


 Film Tourism

 Gastronomy Tourism 

 Fossil Tourism 

 Birding Tourism

 Golf Tourism

 Halaal Tourism

 Spiritual Tourism

 Sports Tourism

 Medical / Health Tourism


 Tourism   Attraction


 Arts & Crafts

 Art Gallery

 Amusement/Theme Park



 Cultural Experience

 Festivals and Events

 Game Farm

 Game Park / Reserve

 Nature Reserve

 National Park / Provincial Park

 Wildlife / Game Sanctuary

 Nature Scenery


 Family Entertainment Centres (Escape rooms etc)



 Retail Attraction

 Research Centres

 Wineries, Distilleries and Boutique Breweries



 Air Charter


 Camper Hire

 Chauffeur Services


 Transfer Company

 Buses / Coaches

 Vehicle Hire (cars, busses, 4x4) / Vehicle Broker

 Water Charter / Boats

 Adventure   Tourism

 Aerial - Flight

 Hot Air Ballooning

 Fixed Wing




 Aerial - Non-Flight

 Aerial Cableway

 Aerial Walk

 Aerial Challenge Course

 Zip Line

 Animal Encounters

 Animal Interaction

 Animal Rides

 Animal Viewing

 Cart Rides

 Game Capture Experiences




 Mountain Biking

 Scooters and eScooters


 Body Boarding

 Fly Boarding

 Kite Boarding






 Boat Racing

 Boat Trips




 Power Boating

 River Cruise

 Tube Rides







 Tunnel Tour


 Cage Diving - Croc

 Cage Diving - Shark

 Scuba Diving - Aquarium Diving

 Scuba Diving - Cave Diving

 Scuba Diving - Deep Sea Diving

 Scuba Diving - Inland Diving

 Scuba Diving - Open Sea Diving

 Scuba Diving - Rebreather Diving


 Fresh Water Fishing

 Salt Water Fishing

 Go Karts

 Go Karts


 Land Hovercraft

 Water Hovercraft


 Big Swing



 Rap Jumping

 SCAD Freefall



 Dirt Bike

 Motorbike Racing

 Motorbike Tours

 Quad Biking


 Sidecar Tours



 Beach Buggy Rides

 Classic Car Tours

 Driving Experience





 Indoor Climbing

 Outdoor Climbing

 Rock Sliding

 Via Ferrata

 Outdoor Education

 Adventure Camps





 Paddle Boats






 Trail Running


 Land Sailing

 Water Sailing




 Action / Range Shooting


 Clay Pigeon Shooting



 Snow Skiing

 Cable Skiing

 Knee Boarding












 Walking Safaris

 Walking Tours