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  The International Air Transport Association (IATA), on 29 April, updated the Travel Information Manual Automatic (TIMATIC), used by airport ground staff to determine whether a passenger can be carried, with regard to the requirements for children travelling to South Africa. According to the updated text, IATA is advising that members’ check-in staff to no longer request birth... Read more


Please diarise and save the following dates for the respective Chapter AGMs taking place between May and June. Free State: 22 May in Bloemfontein from 12h00-16h30 (please arrive at 11h00) North West: 30 May Rustenburg from 10h00-15h00 (please arrive at 09h30) Limpopo: 31 May Polokwane from 10h00-15h00 (please arrive at... Read more


Join Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, as he unveils Jurni. Find out more about South Africa's hottest new Tourism Data portal, inspired by and developed by the entire tourism industry. The event will take place on Thursday 2 May at 14h00 at the ICC Durban, South Foyer. The launch will be followed by a short press conference where media and trade partners can ask questions about the new... Read more

Freedom route

African Link Travel will be promoting daily scheduled Freedom Route Tours at Indaba. Tours will be departing at 10h00 from the Pietermaritzburg Tourism Hub to the following area: 1. Pietermaritzburg Railway Station 2. The Old Prison 3. Manaye Hall 4. Mandela Capture Site This area is Holy Ground for Democracy globally as these iconic places tell the story of Gandhi and Mandela.... Read more


Fair Trade Tourism will be hosting Travelife Training for Tour Operators. The workshops are aimed at encouraging a more sustainable tourism sector, and to close the loop between sustainable buyers and sellers. It is a hugely beneficial workshop for tour operators to attend. The event is... Read more


The Africa Tourism Association (ATA) is delighted to offer SATSA members a discounted registration for the Africa World Tourism Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa on 22nd July - 26th July 2019. This event is hosted by Africa Tourism Association (ATA), in partnership with South Africa Tourism, and will attract African leaders, international investors, industry stakeholders, and travel... Read more


Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom has invited tourism stakeholders and the public to comment on the recently published Tourism Amendment Draft Bill. The publishing of the Tourism Amendment Draft Bill allows for tourism stakeholders and citizens to participate in the drafting of tourism legislation. The Tourism Act, 2014 remains the legislative framework for the management and growth of... Read more


World Travel Market (WTM) Africa 2019 opened on 10 April with thousands of travel professionals visiting from across the globe to attend the leading event for the travel industry in Africa. It is estimated that nearly 5880 travel industry professionals attend Africa’s leading and only business to business (B2B) exhibition for inbound and outbound Africa travel and tourism... Read more

Decorex CPT

Running over five days at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, you’ll see the finest concepts and products from a collection of expertly curated designers and manufacturers. The African continent is positioning itself as a global style icon, fusing the influences of international trend-makers with the unique colour and vibrancy that characterises its people and cultures. The impact... Read more


Bidvest Bank remains a proud partner and sponsor to the SATSA organisation. In this instance, SATSA would like to again re-iterate and present our members with an overview of the benefits that you will enjoy in partnering with not only the Bank but specifically the Merchant/Acquiring team (BMS). Bidvest Merchant Services offers existing and potentially new merchants a world-class... Read more


Amidst the chaos of our fast-paced lives there exists a need for grounded, authentic experiences where genuine people band together to make a difference. SATIB, in conjunction with GRAA and Project Rhino, provides a platform for corporate individuals to experience part of a solution to one of Africa’s wicked problems, rhino poaching. Through a joint venture with private landowners,... Read more


"Working with people in the industry to work through problems together was a very good thing" Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom. SATSA ceo David Frost, recently interviewed the Minister at WTM on his tenure in tourism. Watch the full clip... Read more