The TBCSA does not only SPEAK on behalf of the private sector, but also plays an active role in galvanising tourism businesses into action. Through Public-Private Partnerships and collaboration with its members, the TBCSA has been at the forefront of initiatives that are geared towards addressing some of the sectors` challenges.
The TBCSA administers the collection and promoting of the Tourism Levy South Africa (TOMSA). TOMSA is a private sector initiative established in 1998 aimed at raising additional funding for the promotion of destination South Africa both locally and internationally. Since its inception, TOMSA has contributed over R900 million rand to the active marketing of the country and currently makes up 10% of South African Tourism`s annual budget.
Tourism Safety Initiative (TSI) is a tourism safety information portal and trade support programme for the travel and tourism industry. It is a private sector initiative and a vehicle through which we aim to address safety and security challenges affecting our industry. The main objectives of the TSI are to empower business to prevent and manage issues of safety and security, to apply pressure on government and law enforcement agencies to address crime in the tourism industry, and to provide a national safety advisory and support service for tourists.
Subscribe to tsi information on www.tourismsafety.co.za
Previously known as the Hospitality Investment Conference Africa, HICA has manifested itself to become the Hotel Investment Conference Africa - a premium, must-attend event in the Continent`s tourism calendar. The main objective of this annual conference is to create a platform for prospective funders, developers and industry leaders to explore investment opportunities within Africa`s hospitality sector. 2014, with the theme of Seizing Opportunities, will see the conference moving back to the City of Gold, Johannesburg, from the 14th - 16th September at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton.
We aim to provide the travel and tourism industry with all the statistics and knowledge it needs for business to operate and predict effectively. The Tourism Business Index (TBI) is just one of these knowledge and statistical initiatives we pride ourselves in. The TBI provides great insight on current events and demonstrates the trading status of the industry. The TBI will keep your business on track with the current econmic trends. Subscribe to the TBI and contribute to the index here: www.tbcsa.travel/tbi
Skills development is a critical issue in South Africa and is one of the key strategic areas where the tourism private sector aims to make a meaningful contribution for the benefit of the country as a whole. Following the initiative of hosting the annual National Tourism Careers Exhibition, the private sector has decided to take the project a step further by hosting provincial Tourism Career Guidance Workshops. The workshops are targeted mainly at students already in tertiary institutions and aims to change the perception that tourism cannot be taken seriously as a career option. Invitations are also extended to high school career guidance and life orientation teachers.
This year the South African Travel and Tourism Industry Conference(SATTIC) is joining with Gauteng Tourism to bring you THE SUMMIT. This event is an information sharing platform that focuses on tackling key issues affecting all major sectors of the Travel and Tourism industry. This event offers members of the industry associations to share ideas on possible solutions to the challenges and have discussions on how to make the most of the opportunities available.