Travel and tourism play a vital role in growing the economy and creating jobs. According to Statistics South Africa (StatsSA), South Africa has 16.2m workers, and tourism directly employs 4.5% (726 500 jobs) of this total workforce. Tourism created more jobs than...
This year’s centenary celebrations for our former President Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Mme Albertina Sisulu have certainly shone the spotlight on the importance of South Africa’s historical heritage. There is simply so much to learn about the men and women...
TBCSA WEEKLY Your weekly member update on industry news and views worth noting A Message from the Chief Executive Officer Dear Colleagues Welcome to our very first edition of the TBCSA Weekly for 2018. As you settle into the new year, we thought this would be a...
Download a summarised presentation of the Finance Minister’s MTBPS delivered yesterday (25 Oct 2017) in Parliament. The presentation includes the following sections: Core messages of the MTBPS, Improving global outlook, South Africa’s economic forecast
Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre, a non-profit organisation located close to Plettenberg Bay, is the latest business to be certified by Fair Trade Tourism. Tenikwa uses tourism as a platform to raise awareness about threats
The National Department of Tourism recently released its latest series of the State of Tourism Report. The report aims to inform government, industry decision makers and businesses about the performance of the Travel and Tourism
Big tourism news in the week came from our Minister of Tourism who was elected as one of two deputy chairpersons of the Regional Commission for Africa (CAF). Minister Thokozile Xasa was appointed alongside her counterpart
The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has learnt of the unfortunate incident of theft involving a group of Dutch tourists who became victims of armed robbery whilst enroute to a hotel in Fourways.
You may remember in Edition 35 of our newsletter series, we ran a Call for Applications from the National Department of Tourism to all eligible tourism businesses who wish to participate in the (MITT)
You may recall a story covered in last week’s edition of this newsletter where we informed members that the BUSA Board was in the process of consolidating a business approach to address the issue of corruption.