NEWSLETTER - 17 July 2013

Welcome to our new members

The TTA warmly welcomes the following new members:
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New web site to assist tourism industry

SA Tourism has launched a new website as part of its Welcome Campaign. Information provided on the site includes insight into the needs and desires of tourists from different countries, videos on food and wine pairing, welcome letters and gift ideas.

SA Tourism urges the trade to download and use these resources to their advantage. “It’s our way of working together with the South African travel trade to showcase this country’s welcoming nature,” said SA Tourism CEO, Thulani Nzima.

According to SA Tourism’s consumer insights, personalised and authentic experiences are increasingly sought by tourists. “Being welcoming and helping with the little things is a basic component of service excellence,” said Nzima. The website can be accessed on


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Capital Craft Beer Festival
Capital Craft Beerfest is the premium beer festival for the country's Capital City held at the National Heritage Site, Voortrekker Monument.

Capital Urban Market
The first Pretoria inner-city food and design market of its kind.

Capital Arts Revolution
We Represent a Collective of young artists from all over, who are currently residing and working in the Capital City.

Cool Capital Biennale 2014
Cool Capital Biennale 2014 is a citizen driven initiative to bring creativity to the City of Tshwane/Pretoria in 2014.

New dates announced for Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE)

SETE (Sports & Events Tourism Exchange) announced that the dates for their eagerly awaited conference and exhibition, now in its third year, have been moved ahead to 22-24 October 2013.

“We know our buyers, exhibitors and all stakeholders involved will gain so much more value from our event now that the dates have been moved” said Sugen Pillay, the business development director of Thebe Exhibitions and Projects. “Key to this event is the support we receive from the SASCOC, and since this year’s IOC General Assembly takes place in Argentina over the same time as the event was originally planned for, we knew it made sense to postpone in order to have SASCOC’s involvement”.

“We are delighted to still be able to be involved in SETE” commented Tubby Reddy CEO of SASCOC. “This is a significant year for the International Olympic Committee with the election of a new president and the announcement of the winning city for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The Sports & Events Tourism Exchange is an important event that provides the perfect platform in our country for the development of many issues surrounding tourism, employment, training and recognition of our infrastructure and facilities in South Africa. SASCOC is immersed in those issues and fully endorses all that this event encompasses in fulfilling the countries goals surrounding future events to be held here” concluded Tubby.

SETE is aimed at positioning South Africa as a sports tourism destination. Across the three days, SETE provides the opportunity for businesses from the sports and tourism industries to collaborate during the 2-day conference, an exhibition and networking events. SETE attracts over 1000 visitors who are decision makers in the sports industry.

This year the conference will not only assess the progress achieved in the implementation of the strategy set in place in 2012, but will also examine the role of local government in supporting major events, understand global sponsorship trends and accessing finance for major events. A key focus this year will also be to understand the challenges and opportunities with growing sports tourism in Africa. Experts will debate the need and key elements of a strategic framework to ensure that Africa is globally competitive as a sports tourism continent.

The Sports and Events Tourism Exchange is hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism, partnered by CATHSSETA, SASCOC, Tourism KZN and Durban Tourism, and supported by Durban KZN Convention Bureau.

For more information, visit like on Facebook, follow @ SETE_ZA on Twitter. Or contact Rene Stack on +27 (0) 11 549 8300, email for exhibition stand bookings, contact Robyn Harvey via email or +27 82 489 9478.

Donation for Mandela day programme

DITSONG: Tswaing Meteorite Crater (Soshanguve) and Pioneer Museums (Silverton) will be hosting children from the Sizabonke HIV/Aids Project which is a project started by North Gauteng Mental Health (NGMH).The Children in the Programme are all Orphans, some (60%) are infected or affected by HIV/Aids and some (20%) are from Child Headed Households.

Mandela Day began at Pioneer Museum a few years ago when NGMH had the option of either buying each child a Christmas present or of taking them out of their circumstances for a day. They chose to take them to Pioneer Museum, where the guides were really touched by the needs of these orphans & vulnerable children. Since then we started hosting a Mandela Day celebration for these children.

The event grew and took place for the first time at Tswaing Meteorite Crater in 2012, which was a big success. 150 + Soshanguve Children had a great time face painting and were edutained by the Tshwane EMS: Fire Department who not only made the event exciting but gave the children essential life skills.

This year both DITSONG Museums are hosting these special children once more and would like to ensure they make a difference to their lives. Mandela Day will be held on Sunday the 21st at DITSONG: Tswaing and DITSONG: Pioneer Museums. We are currently finalising a programme together packed with fun and informative sessions for the children.

Take action and participate with us in this unique event

We therefore would like to ask you if you would assist in making this Mandela Day special for the children via financial or material donations. We welcome volunteers, or anything that could add value to the day, please feel free to contact us on or

New Appointments

Mrs Thea Furstenburg has just been appointed as Marketing Officer at the Voortrekker Monument.


Chauffeurs (drivers)
Ulysses Tours, based in Centurion, has positions available for chauffeurs (drivers). Salary: from R5000 – R6000 pm. The company does provide training but applicants must be in possession of a valid Public Driver’s Permit (PDP). For More information at 012 653 0016 or

The Capital Hotel School in Pretoria has a position for a receptionist. The possible candidate will be working closes with the Students. All CV’s can be forwarded to No telephone enquiries will be considered or attended to.

Upcoming industry conferences, exhibitions and events

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Coffee & Chocolate Expo, 19-21 July 2013, Turbine Hall, Newtown

SAACI Annual Congress & Exhibition, 28-30 July 2013, Port Elizabeth

2013 Outdoor Lifestyle Show, 8-11 August 2013, Johannesburg

e-Tourism Africa Summit, 9-10 September, Cape Town

Sports & Events Tourism Exchange Conference & Exhibition, 22-24 October 2013, Durban ICC

IBTM Africa, 28-30 April 2014, Cape Town

International Luxury Travel Market Africa, 28-30 April 2014, Cape Town

World Travel Market Africa, 2-3 May 2014, Cape Town

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