South Africa named the largest travel and tourism economy in Africa


South Africa has been ranked the largest travel and tourism economy in the African region in the 2024 Travel and Tourism Development Index (TTDI) by the World Economic Forum

SA’s private sector invests $54,7 mln in Kruger National Park projects


South Africa’s private sector injected about R1 billion ($54,7 million) into and around Kruger National Park in projects

South Africa spruces up tourism infrastructure


South Africa’s Department of Tourism investing in new and maintaining existing tourism infrastructure and attractions across the country as part of its tourism sector master plan’s objective to stimulate demand

SA to take 15 small-to-medium tourism enterprises to the 2024 ITB Berlin


South Africa’s Department of Tourism will support 15 small-to-medium tourism enterprises (SMEs) to exhibit on the South African Tourism stand at the 2024 Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) Berlin as part of its incentive programmes to support tourism businesses

International tourist arrivals up despite safety concerns in SA


International tourist arrivals from January to November 2023 totalled 7.6 million representing an increase of 51.8% compared with the same period in 2022, according to data released by Statistics South Africa

SA police increase visibility near national parks as safety concerns rise


South Africa is augmenting police visibility in the aftermath of gun-wielding raiders targeting buses carrying foreign visitors along the key road connecting the capital, Pretoria, to the Sun City resort and adjacent national parks

Storm batters South Africa’s Tsitsikamma National Park


South African National Parks (SANParks) has reported a storm surge and high spring tide in the area of Tsitsikamma National Park, a coastal reserve on the Garden Route that stretches from Western Cape to Eastern Cape Province

Trevor Noah to promote South African tourism


The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has confirmed that it is in talks with the celebrated comedian Trevor Noah and other influential public figures to promote the country’s tourism

SA Department of Tourism, Airbnb strike agreement to expand sector


South Africa’s Department of Tourism has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbnb to help the sustained recovery of the country's tourism sector and develop inclusive tourism

SA tourism sector operating at 80% capacity despite massive first-half growth


Statistics South Africa released its latest statistics, revealing that the country’s tourism industry welcomed more than 4 million tourists in the first half of 2023, a growth of 78.2% compared to 2.3 million tourists, a year earlier

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