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There is cautious optimism throughout the province about the re-opening of the domestic tourism industry and kickstarting the summer holiday season. What will be
Despite the protracted impact of COVID-19, tourism will continue to be one of South Africa’s leading sectors over the next few years, and a
DID YOU KNOW: Guests form their first impressions of a new hospitality venue or tourism experience within the first 30 seconds. And if it
Social media and digital influencers are not only a staple of our online lives – they have become an important part of doing business.
Despite its myriad challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic has also sparked innovations and paradigm shifts which might not otherwise have been realised in the short
ECPTA is proud to announce a new destination marketing partnership with national travel authority, Travelstart. The two entities will work closely together over the
The microsite will be marketed across all ECPTA social media platforms, as well as through direct messaging. It will also be available as a
Every September, South Africans are invited to look at our country through the proud prism of our tourism attractions, and the important role the
September is Tourism Month – and while this annual, world-wide celebration looks and feels a lot different this year, it continues to shine an
Keeping the Eastern Cape top of mind has been one of the focus areas for the ECPTA marketing team during the current lockdown period.
The Eastern Cape’s destination brand evolution from Adventure Province to Yours to Explore is rolling out on various platforms as part of the ECPTA’s
The Makhanda National Arts Festival has, for over 40 years, served as a trigger for the economic growth of the region by attracting national
The Eastern Cape’s first Virtual Business Exhibition, held on June 23 and 24th, was part of a response to assist Eastern Cape tourism companies
While 2020 is probably going down in history as our worst year ever, we’ve had bad years before. A few years after Sandra Antrobus
In a world where nothing is at it seems anymore, you must not only think out of the box but have a clear understanding
The pandemic has brought forth a number of challenges including budget cuts aimed at stretching resources to save lives by redirecting funds towards the
Intense frustration and confusion in the tourism sector churned last month. Uncertainty related to whether or not domestic leisure travel within provinces was allowed
Although COVID-19 has changed the travel industry forever, all is not lost. The pandemic presents an opportunity to re-look traditional business models and how
04 August 2020 The Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has today made public a list of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises who benefited through
Opportunities to explore abound in the Eastern Cape, but do potential visitors know this? The ECPTA has aligned the province’s destination brand, previously branded
30 July 2020 Since the country entered level 3 of the Risk-Adjusted Strategy, the tourism sector also began its march towards full operation. The
Opportunities to explore abound in the Eastern Cape, but do potential visitors know this? The ECPTA has aligned the province’s destination brand, previously branded
In this issue, we celebrate tourism frontline product owner and guide Dawid de Wet, who has been an inspiration and storyteller to hundreds of
“… if there is a silver lining in this crisis, it may be that the virus is forcing us to use the internet as
Heinie Bosman (chair) and members of the SATSA Youth Chapter have harnessed digital power in an innovative way to band colleagues in tourism together
The ECPTA is proud to be partnering in the unique Eastern Cape Virtual Expo – a ‘live’ interactive virtual trade show that will take
A comprehensive tourism industry COVID-19 survey to quantify the extent of the impact of COVID-19, measure how effective support has been, and determine what
The very survival of the tourism industry and the jobs it creates rests in the adjustment of the current COVID-19 regulations. Every day that
The owners of Coffee Shack in Coffee Bay have always held firm the belief that investing in the community in a sustainable, meaningful manner,
Warm virtual greetings to colleagues across the tourism sector. As tourism is one of the sectors heavily hit by the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve held
STATEMENT ON SECTOR REOPENING: South Africa’s tourism activities and skies open up  03 June 2020 South Africa has been globally lauded by key COVID-19
The Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency is proud to present their online Game Auction.   The auction opens 12h00 on 4 June 2020
MEDIA STATEMENT 07 April 2020 TOURISM RELIEF FUND OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS The Department of Tourism encourages eligible businesses to apply for the COVID-19 Tourism
DEBT RELIEF FINANCE SCHEME BENEFITTING SMMES Businesses which are negatively affected, directly or indirectly, due to the Coronavirus pandemic; QUALIFYING CRITERIA –  The business
1. LAW ENFORCEMENT: • A total of 22 347 traffic officers have been deployed across the country, to ensure compliance with the published regulations.
24 March 2020 @14:00 A 21-day national lockdown has been declared.  The lockdown will begin on the evening of Thursday 26 March 2020
MEDIA STATEMENT from the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa 24 March 2020 COVID-19 INTERVENTIONS FOR THE TOURISM SECTOR Yesterday, President
Kindly note the content in our social media posts shared earlier today with regards to Covid-19 SMME Emergency Funding Package criteria for SMMEs, from
UNION BUILDINGS, TSHWANE 23 MARCH 2020   My fellow South Africans,   It is a week since we declared the coronavirus pandemic a national
22 March 2020 TBCSA Members and the industry at large TBCSA Secretariat COVID-19 Communication The Chairman and I received a call from the Minister
22 March 2020 Dear Industry Partners, In a continued effort to ensure the health and safety of all South African citizens and tourists travelling
In light of the verified cases of COVID19 in the Eastern Cape measures are being put in place by government to contain the spread
After the President declared a state of national disaster in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. the Department of Small Business Development has been inundated
Your health and safety is important to us. In light of the CORONA Virus currently sweeping the world and country Eastern Cape Parks &
MEDIA STATEMENT FROM THE EASTERN CAPE PARKS & TOURISM AGENCY CEO, MR VUYANI DAYIMANI EC Tourism sector rallied to support government initiatives in the
There is a lot of uncertainty at the moment with regards to the COVID-19 outbreak – no more so than when it comes to
Date: 25/09/2019 – In the wake of the horrific events which have taken place at the Hluleka Nature Reserve in the past week, the
The Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency Annual Game Auction: It is with great excitement that the Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency confirms
The Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency (ECPTA) issues this notice with the aim of informing its valued stakeholders, which include the public and

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