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South Africa’s business travel budgets: How do they stack up globally?

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JOHANNESBURG – With 2024 approaching, many businesses will be reviewing and adjusting their travel budgets in light of spending predictions for the coming year. In terms of benchmarks, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) puts the average global spend at around $829 per business trip (R14,922). A closer look at South African statistics from FCM […]

South Africa’s Tourism Outlook for 2024


Johannesburg – Has South African tourism recovered? The latest figures from NightsBridge, South Africa’s leading property management solution, offer a decisive answer to this burning question. With compelling evidence and a clear upward trajectory, the data shows a strong resurgence of the tourism industry. The tourism industry in South Africa has shown not only signs […]

Three Ways South Africa Can Attract More Chinese Tourists


Cape Town – As international travel from China begins to pick up again in 2023, South Africa has a real opportunity to attract Chinese tourists and give the economy a much-needed boost.  But change is needed to really take advantage of this opportunity. In 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns, Chinese travellers […]

Global Business Travel Spending Skyrockets: What South African Businesses Need to Know

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JOHANNESBURG – South African businesses are all set to go global, but they’re bumping into higher price tags that might have them thinking twice about the next face-to-face meeting. The latest research from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) shows a massive 47% leap in corporate travel spending in 2022. Budgets are being stretched thin, […]

New Southern Africa routes herald easier and more affordable travel

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South Africans can now access these 5 bucket list experiences on the continent easier than ever CAPE TOWN – Historically, intra-Africa travel has held a reputation for being disproportionately expensive compared to transcontinental flights. Yet, this narrative is being redefined, with FlySafair’s decision to connect the dots between Harare, Livingstone, Victoria Falls, and Maputo. And […]

SATSA and Tanzanian Operators forms a collaborative partnership at WTM Africa 2023

SATSA, the Voice of Inbound Tourism, and Tanzania Local Tour Operators (TLTO) entered into a joint partnership on 4 April 2023 at World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa) in Cape Town. The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalise their partnership, according to David Frost, CEO of SATSA. “WTM presented an ideal […]

SATSA releases adventure tourism self-regulation code of good practice for public comment

SATSA announced the release of its Adventure Tourism Self-Regulation Roadmap and Code of Good Practice documents for public comment. The Code is designed to establish standards and guidelines for adventure tourism operators, with the aim of promoting safety, sustainability, and ethical practices in the industry and positioning Southern Africa as a top adventure destination. The […]



Norwegian Jade Concludes Inaugural Season Homeporting from Cape Town Cruise Line Reinforces Commitment to the Region by Expanding Africa Deployment in Winter 2024 JOHANNESBURG (26 JANUARY 2023) – Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, celebrates a new milestone today having successfully concluded its inaugural season sailing from Cape Town. On Dec. […]

Visit Stellenbosch: ‘Taste Stellenbosch Food & Wine’ set to position Stellenbosch as the culinary capital of South Africa

PRESS RELEASE Visit Stellenbosch: ‘Taste Stellenbosch Food & Wine’ set to position Stellenbosch as the culinary capital of South Africa STELLENBOSCH, 02 AUGUST 2022 The warmhearted town of Stellenbosch invites visitors to experience its new restaurant month during August 2022, affirming the Cape Winelands town as the culinary capital of South Africa. ‘Taste Stellenbosch Food […]