Gauteng Tourism Authority

The mission of the is to develop, promote, coordinate and facilitate responsible and sustainable tourism in the Gauteng global city region, and to create a world-class destination that attracts business visitors and all other tourists to the province, benefits our people, and contributes to job creation and economic growth.

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New tourism association aims to boost tourism in the Cradle

A new tourism association was launched recently to boost tourism in the Cradle of Humankind.

About 200 tourism players in the area attended the launch of the Cradle of Humankind Local Tourism Association (COH LTA) at EnGedi, an events and conference venue in Kromdraai.

Maximising the Cradle’s tourism potential and the importance of protecting and preserving the area were discussed at the event.

COH LTA members will enjoy several advantages, mostly from a marketing perspective. These include:

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Stop underselling downtown Joburg – South African Tourism Update

There seems to be misperception in the trade that downtown Joburg is an excursion from safe Sandton for the brave, which is a pity, and despite all the positive media attention Joburg has been getting, I think it’s being undersold. I’m often asked by Sandton-based trade what there is to do in Joburg! And I encounter tourists who’ve been told by their hotel reception not to venture out, and so all they experience of the city is room service.

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What’s the state of tourism growth in SA?

Cape Town – Stats SA has release the 2015 arrival stats, with yo-yo figures not showing the best picture when it comes to overseas visitors to South Africa. Overseas arrivals in November showed a 6% month on month increase but overall the figures are down 7% when compared to the same period in 2014 and are in fact down 8% year to date.

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Three spectacular routes to travel in South Africa – Holiday Bug

As much as the digital age has made jetting off to destinations the most appealing mode of travelling, a good old road trip may be the only true way to unwind from a bustling lifestyle. Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, avoid the masses and hit the road. Here are some of South Africa’s most spectacular routes that are perfect for that well-deserved road trip.

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Gautrain set to expand it’s operations and create more jobs

New rail project for Gautrain is expected to roll-out in 2018. The project will include additional rolling stock, a new depot and installation of additional signalling. This means they’ll be extending their rail routes by 200km and will be adding 48 new coaches, Eyewitness News reports. The new rolling stock and supporting infrastructure is expected to sustain 9 000 jobs in the province and an R450-million increase in government revenue.

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Drumming workshops give you an opportunity to unwind – South African Tourism

Drumming workshops offer participants the opportunity to get together with like-minded souls and enjoy a few hours pounding away on African drums. There are a number of private companies who will organise drumming workshops for groups, usually at an outdoor location. These drumming workshops in South Africa work around the theme of raising one’s vibration by pounding away at a djembe or a variety of different African drums.

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