Brand South Africa (Brand SA)
Brand South Africa was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa. The main objective of the organisation is to market South Africa and its destinations. The most important benefit of having a consolidated brand image is that a consistent Brand South Africa message creates strategic advantages in terms of trade and tourism for the country in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM (SAT)
South African Tourism is a national tourism agency responsible for the international marketing of South Africa as a preferred tourist destination. Domestic Tourism marketing has also become an important component of SAT`s overall functions. Its aim is to make tourism the leading economic sector in South Africa, and to promote sustainable economic and social empowerment of all South Africans. South Africa is marketed as an integral part of Africa and particularly the subcontinent of southern Africa.
Statistics South Africa (STATS SA)
StatsSA provide an indispensable element in the information system of a democratic society, serving the Government, the economy and the public with data about the economic, demographic, social and environmental situation. To this end, official statistics that meet the test of practical utility are to be compiled and made available on an impartial basis to honour citizens’ entitlement to public information.
The South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is an autonomous association of municipalities with its mandate derived from the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. This mandate defines SALGA as the voice and sole representative of local government. SALGA interfaces with parliament, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), cabinet as well as provincial legislatures.
The Department of Transport (DOT)
The Department of Transport is responsible for regulation of Transportation in South Africa, that is, public transport, rail transportation, civil aviation, shipping, freight and motor vehicles.
"Transport is the heartbeat of South Africa’s economic growth and social development!"
NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM (NDT)
The newly formed Department of Tourism South Africa aims to fulfill the national government`s role towards creating the conditions for responsible tourism growth and development by promoting and developing tourism. The department is headed by the Minister of Tourism, Marthinus Van Schalkwyk.
DEPARTMENT OF TRADE & INDUSTRY (DTI)
The DTI provides leadership to the South African economy through its understanding of the economy, its knowledge of economic opportunities and potential, and its contribution to ASGISA. It acts as a catalyst for the transformation and development of the economy and responds to the challenges and opportunities of the economic citizens, in order to support the government`s economic goals of growth, employment and equity. It also aims at providing a predictable, competitive, equitable and socially responsible environment for investment, enterprise and trade.
Department of Home Affairs (DOH)
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is the custodian of the identity and status of citizens in SA. By issuing enabling documents it also contributes to the security of all citizens.
TOURISM ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP (TEP)
TEP is a Section 21 (not-for-profit) company that utilises funding from Corporate South Africa Government to facilitate the growth, development and sustainability of small tourism businesses in South Africa.
CULTURE, ARTS, TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND SPORT SECTOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING AUTHORITY (CATHSETTA)
Cathsetta is the national Training Authority for Arts, Culture, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education. TBCSA`s relationship with such an influential member will go a long way in us reaching our goals.
TOURISM GRADING COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA (TGCSA)
Established in September 2000, the TGCSA is mandated to provide a framework and process for grading across all relevant sectors of the tourism industry in South Africa. The TGCSA ensures that a standard of quality is achieved across all the services and facilities offered by the South African tourism industry.
United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO/OMT) is a specialised agency of the United Nations. It is the leading international organisation in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and practical source of tourism know-how. The UNWTO`s membership is comprised of 150 countries, seven territories and more than 300 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities.
Indian Ocean Tourism Organisation (IOTO)
The Indian Ocean Tourism Organisation (IOTO) is a regional tourism marketing body founded in June 1995. IOTO`s vision is that every country around the Indian Ocean Rim will optimise its tourism potential in a sustainable manner to the benefit of all its people. This is to be achieved through intra and inter-regional marketing, initiating activities that are strategic and of common interest and mutual benefit to stakeholders in the region.
African Travel Association (ATA)
The Africa Travel Association (ATA) is a non-profit, non-political travel industry trade association. It promotes tourism to the African continent and intra-Africa travel. It was established in 1975 and its primary objective is to promote the tourist attractions of the African continent. South Africa has launched provincial chapters of this organisation in the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA)
The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa, RETOSA, is a regional tourism cooperation organisation intended to develop the combined tourism interests of its 14 member states well into the next century. Its mandate is to market and promote the Region in close cooperation with the Region`s national tourist organisations and the private sector. The organisation, as the official SADC (Southern African Development Community) tourism body, the full spread of stakeholder interests in the Region - public and private sectors, and community - into one focused organisation
World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry. With Chief Executives of some one hundred of the world`s leading Travel & Tourism companies as its Members, WTTC has a unique mandate and overview on all matters related to Travel & Tourism.