NEWSLETTER - 10 June 2016

Welcome to new members

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to new TTA members:

Cricklewood Boutique Hotel is centrally located in the prestigious suburb of Waterkloof in Pretoria. Cricklewood Manor is ideal for discerning business and leisure travellers in need of elegant and comfortable accommodation in Pretoria.

Ngata Safari Lodge is the newest product in the Dinokeng Game Reserve boasting beautiful bushveld surroundings and wildlife. It is the perfect setting for an event, a leisure stay or a restaurant stop while visiting the game reserve.

Tshwane Tourism Association AGM

TTA held a successful AGM on 24 May 2016 at the CSIR ICC, the session was well attended and served as a reflection on how far the association has come over the years and how it continues to grow spurred on by the projects and initiatives that are planned for the 2016/17 fiscal year.

After the formalities cocktails and drinks were enjoyed by members some of which were lucky enough to walk away with prizes. An exciting project undertaken by the association will be launched shortly, members and stakeholders should watch this space and keep an eye out for the Big Reveal...


Updated information on Wonderboom Airport

This is a reminder that your guests can now fly from the Wonderboom Airport to Cape Town International airport and back AND EARN/USE VOYAGER MILES. For reservations you can call +27 011 978 111 or on-line:

According to TTA Board member Nico Rowan flying from Wonderboom Airport to the Cape Town International Airport is PLANE CONVENIENCE (read his review) and it has the following benefits:

  • Time saving: you do not have to struggle through traffic on the highways as the Wonderboom Airport is located in an UNCONGESTED area, in the OPPOSITE direction to the peak-hour traffic;
  • Value for money: no HIDDEN costs ... or the high toll fees on the highway;
  • You have safe, cheap parking for your car and walk a SHORT distance to the departure hall;
  • It is pure pleasure and convenience as it is an easy-in/easy-out airport;
  • You are treated like royalty and you get nice snacks on-board in a "surprise box" that is a delight!

For more information and flight schedules from Wonderboom airport click here

The Airlink Adrenaline Air & Car Show that will take place from 11-12 June at Wonderboom Airport.

The importance of Conferences, as a gateway to leisure tourism

Conferences hosted in South Africa allow the opportunity for the country to showcase its infrastructure, developments and people, said Deputy Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa. The deputy minister was delivering a keynote address at the 6th Edition Hotelier Summit Africa, organized by IDE Consulting Services, in April.

"It's not just about sitting in the conference facility and the establishment but there is also an opportunity to see how developed our country is so that we can have the delegates coming back as visitors for leisure at some point," said Xasa. Read more on: Xasa explained that government was involved in developing the tourism sector and was focusing particularly on the development of people. "We also want to project SA as an innovation and technology hub of Africa," she said, adding that it was important to still have a human touch. Read more

Red Bull Amaphiko Connect graces the Capital City

Red Bull Amaphiko offers a stage for social change projects and the people behind them. This two day boot camp aims to equip social entrepreneurs with the tools, inspiration and connections to help them realise their desired impact in their communities. It aims to connect grassroots social entrepreneurs not just with each other, but with valuable networks, resources and organisations to help them on their journey.

Click here for more information - applications for Pretoria are open and can be downloaded here. The two day event will take place at 012 Central on the 23-24 July 2016.

Upcoming industry conferences, exhibitions and events

See what hot entertainment is on in the city
WTM London, 7-9 November 2016, London
IBTM 2016, 29 November-1 December 2016, Spain
AIME, 21-22 February 2017, Australia
Meetings Africa, 28 February - 1 March 2017, Johannesburg
WTM Africa, 19-21 April 2017, Cape Town
IBTM Africa, 19-23 April 2017, Cape Town
Food and Hospitality Africa 2017, 3-5 May 2017, Midrand
Indaba, 6-8 May 2017, Durban
SAACI 31st Annual Congress, 4-6 June 2017, Pretoria

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