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South Africa to net business travel growth

26 February 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Meetings Africa - the annual showcase for South Africa’s business tourism - has sent out a defiant message to the global market. With a significant increase in both buyers and suppliers, the clarion call was that Business Tourism is set to grow in the region.The 5th edition of Meetings Africa held at Johannesburg’s state-of-the-art Sandton Convention Centre witnessed a staggering 15 % growth in exhibitor numbers with visitor numbers rising by 12%.(Left: Moeketsi Mosola, South African Tourism CEO)

South Africa tipped for top spot in 2009

2 January 2009 Press Release Airline News

British Airways predicts South Africa will be the top flight destination in 2009, citing the value for money of currencies including the Pound and the Euro against the Rand, as well as the forthcoming Lions tour. Johannesburg is expected to be a firm favourite, along with Cape Town.

South African Tourism unveils BBC World campaign

28 October 2008 Press Release Tourism News

Destination Marketing Organisation South African Tourism continues its global marketing campaign with the launch this week of a BBC World campaign that will promote the joys of visiting South Africa to more than 78 million weekly television viewers and web surfers across the world.

SAA Appoints First Black Female Pilot Trainee

21 January 2003 Press Release Airline News

Asnath Mahapa, 23, is the first black woman beneficiary of SAA’s level two cadet pilot training programme and recipient of the airline’s bursary scheme set aside for previously disadvantaged communities.