NEWSLETTER – 5 March 2018

Welcome to new members

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

The Hotel Show Africa promises a new era in hospitality

Hotel Show Africa is an important meeting place where the latest products and brands can be sourced, visionary thinking and ideas can be aired, opportunities shared and where experts will advise you on how to deal with the challenges you face in your restaurant, hotel, café, food outlet or other venue.

Join over 15,000 decision-makers including GMs, owner operators, procurement managers, designers, developers and front-line hospitality personnel at the event. The Hotel Show offers you the opportunity to find out about the latest products, ideas and trends shaping the industry's future. The Hotel Show is hosted during Africa Hospitality Week from 24 to 26 June 2018 and alongside Africa's Big 7, iHost and SAITEX.

TTA, in partnership with Hotel Show Africa, will be revealing a worthwhile opportunity to all TTA members, watch this space!

Attractions Africa Conference to be hosted in Gauteng again

The only conference to focus on the attractions industry in Africa is back on our doorstep again.

Attractions Africa is dedicated to advancing the visitor attractions industry in Africa through the sharing of knowledge. The conference provides an opportunity for attractions professionals at every level to participate, learn and network. It is a forum for attractions professionals to discuss the art and science of attraction management, and to share challenges and solutions.

All Attractions in Gauteng are encouraged to attend this conference scheduled to take place from 5 to 6 June 2018. The programme is packed with knowledgeable international and local speakers and interactive sessions.

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The National Tourism Sector Strategy (2016-2026) approved

Cabinet has approved the National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) 2016-2026 for implementation.

The NTSS is anchored on five strategic pillars: marketing, facilitation of ease of access for tourists, enhancing visitor experience, destination management and broad-based benefits.

Download and read the strategy document.

Successful TTA participation at Meetings Africa 2018

The Tshwane Tourism Association successfully participated in Meetings Africa 2018 by exhibiting with seven members from 27 to 28 February 2018 in Johannesburg.

The Trade Show was well-attended by hosted buyers and a variety of exhibitors from the tourism sector.

Delegates and exhibitors shared inputs and ideas on how to improve business events in Africa during very topical educational sessions and workshops. This in turn created numerous networking opportunities.

Read the Daily News newsletters written during the event.

The leads generated on the exhibition stand with buyers will be distributed to members soon – keep an eye out for that mail!

Market@TheSheds launches #LoveMyHood and Mega-Phone-Me

Summer is slowly coming to an end and the responsibilities of #adulting weigh heavy on the boredom scales. Lucky for you, Market@TheSheds is launching a new campaign to re-introduce you to the vibrant colours and excitement of our beloved city.

A modern urban market is too simple a way to describe Market@TheSheds, which features an extensive live entertainment programme and is active in several community campaigns that drive inner city rejuvenation. #LoveMyHood is one of these campaigns and was launched in February.

The aim of the #LoveMyHood campaign is to develop an active citizenry project in the City of Tshwane, focused on creating litter-free, environmentally-friendly and well-kept neighbourhoods where the community sees themselves as partners in working towards a more beautiful, lively and safe city.

Set in the trendy multi-space precinct of 012central, Market@TheSheds is a monthly gathering spot where people from all walks of life can experience the true colours of the capital. Local fashionistas, art lovers, foodies, tourists, trendsetters and socialites of all ages find themselves indulging in delicious street foods and craft cocktails, whilst designer goods spread curiosity, and the smell of hand-made leather adds to the spice of it all.

Me, Myself and I exhibiting at the Pretoria Art Museum

The Pretoria Art Museum and the owner of the Trent Gallery are proud to present the Me, Myself and I – Stuart Trent portraits exhibition from 23 February to 29 April 2018 in the South Gallery at the Pretoria Art Museum.

Stuart Trent, owner of the Trent Gallery in Pretoria, began his own collection of portraits, all with the same subject, himself, after being inspired by the Belgian artist Francis Alÿs's fascination with portraits. Alÿs spent 15 years looking through flea markets and junk shops in Britain, continental Europe, Mexico and the United States searching for replicas of the minor French painter Jean-Jacques Henner's original painting of Saint Fabiola. In 2009, the National Portrait Gallery in London exhibited 300 of Alÿs's collected portraits, creating an unexpected, original and thoughtful installation that filled every inch of the walls.

Trent began asking South African artists who crossed his path to create portraits of him. The portraits are in various mediums, sizes and styles, and feature portraits by artists such as Titus Matiyane, Tommie Motswai, Diane Victor, Guy du Toit, Norman Catherine and Banele Khoza. Trent's collection has grown to about 223 artworks by 179 artists. The latest additions feature Nhlanhla Nhlapho, Greg Scultz, Kristin Hau Yang and John Robberts.

Each portrait is tellingly different in each unique style of interpretation. Interestingly, as one looks at each portrait, one takes in the technical ability of each artist (even though some are not executed as well as others) as well as how each artist aimed to capture an element that makes up Stuart Trent. This essentially offers viewers a look into Trent's own art-inspired world. Trent plans to grow the collection until it is fully fledged.

For enquiries, please contact Gerda Guldemond on 012 358 6749 or via email on

Recommended reading

In the Accommodation Management space: LittleHotelier Resource Hub
In the Attractions Management space: Attractions Africa
General Tourism news: Tourism Update

Upcoming industry conferences, exhibitions and events

See what hot entertainment is on in the city
World Travel Market (WTM), 18–20 April 2018, Cape Town
IBTM Africa, 19–20 April 2018, Cape Town
Africa's Travel Indaba, 8–10 May 2018, Durban
Attractions Africa Conference, 5–6 June 2018, Gauteng
Hotel Show Africa, 24–26 June 2018, Johannesburg

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