GTTP is a multi-country educational program to introduce high school learners to career opportunities in Travel & Tourism

Useful Links

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

www.tourism.gov.za

The 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, thereby increasing job and entrepreneurial opportunities and encouraging the meaningful participation of previously disadvantaged individuals. The focus will be on facilitating the growth of the tourism industry

SA TOURISM

www.southafrica.net

This is the site for international travellers to plan their visit to South Africa. The aim of the site is to get the broadest exposure to South African travel products via their platform, and the goal of all their marketing spend is not just to get a user to the site but to drive them all the way through to making an actual trip.

GLOBAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM PARTNERSHIP (GTTP)

www.gttp.org

The GTTP is a multi-country educational program that introduces students to career opportunities in Travel & Tourism. Currently they have more than 557,000 students in ten countries. School systems provide teachers and classrooms; local and international companies provide financial and in-kind support

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

www.education.gov.za

The vision of the Department of Education is of a South Africa in which all our people have access to lifelong education and training opportunities, which will in turn contribute towards improving the quality of life and building a peaceful, prosperous and democratic society. Their mission is to provide leadership in the construction of a South African education and training system for the 21st century

CATHSSETA

www.theta.org.za

Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority.

TOURISM BUSINESS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA:

www.tbcsa.org.za

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) is the voice of the tourism business sector involved in tourism. The TBCSA was established in February 1996 by leading tourism businesses. Its primary purpose is to engage with all stakeholders in developing macro strategies that create an enabling environment for tourism development. The TBCSA does not replace the trade associations. Trade associations, representing their members interests are members of the TBCSA.

SATSA

www.satsa.com

In the inbound tourism industry, Southern Africa Tourism Services Association is member-driven, non-profit association representing the private sector. They offer the inbound tourism industry unequalled opportunities for networking and represents: Transport providers, Tour Operators, Destination Management Companies, Accommodation, Suppliers, Tourism Brokers, Adventure Tourism Providers, Business Tourism Providers and Tourism Services providers.

ASATA

www.asata.co.za

The Association of South African Travel Agents, ASATA, was formed in 1956 and its founders created a representative forum in the industry to promote professional service with security for both Members and their clients. Membership of ASATA is entirely voluntary and extends to South African Retail Travel Agents, Travel Management Companies and Wholesalers. Currently the Membership represents more than 85% of the industry including the head offices of most of the major brands.

FEDHASA

www.fedhasa.co.za

Since 1949 Fedhasa has been representing the South African Hospitality Industry on a local, provincial, national and global level to protect the interests of all stakeholders of the industry, thereby enabling members to achieve their objectives.

UNWTO

www.unwto.org

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation is a specialised agency of the United Nations and the the leading international organisation in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how. UNWTO plays a central and decisive role in promoting the development of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, paying particular attention to the interests of developing countries.

WORLD TRAVEL & TOURISM COUNCIL

www.wttc.org

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry. With Chief Executives of some one hundreed 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. Their aim is to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world’s largest industries, employing approximately 220 million people and generating over 9.4 per cent of the World’s GDP.

TOURISM SKILLS INITIATIVE

www.tourismskillsinitiative.co.za

Read the news on their recent conference

THE IEB

www.ieb.co.za

The IEB’s vision is to be recognised nationally and internationally as South Africa’s premier learner assessment agency. Their mission is to make a significant, on-going contribution to human resource development through the design, delivery and promotion of a wide range of high quality, affordable assessment products and services to all sectors.