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eLearning for tourism and hospitality employees 

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has recently launched the Atingi eAcademy’s Tourism and Hospitality programme, a digital capacity building programme delivered through collaboration with the private sector.


The overall vision of the programme is to provide credible, locally recognized and easy to access upskilling for the local tourism workforce. This is delivered though micro-certifications, digital badges endorsed by SATSA AID (Access, Inclusivity and Diversity) at the national level and the GIZ at the international level. The Tourism and Hospitality program consists of 45 web-based courses, covering both employee as well as entrepreneurial learning pathways.

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Phakamile Hlazo, founder at Zulu Nomad, recently had the opportunity to host an Innovation Clinic for women tourism business owners at Womxn Xplore in Gqeberha.

Business owners require practical guidance on how to innovate their business operations towards a digital future, we're proud to lead this charge for South African SMME's.

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The #LetsInnovate Tourism initiative driven by Zulu Nomad and in partnership with Digify Africa has launched a free digital skills training programme for small businesses within the tourism sector.

The training aims to empower and transform over 1300 businesses by teaching them how to use internet platforms to revive, grow, and sustain their businesses following the devastating effects of Covid-19.

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Boost with Facebook Training for Tourism SMMEs

SATSA has partnered with Digify Africa to offer Digital Marketing training to SMME's in tourism and hospitality through their Boost with Facebook program.


The session has been curated to give you the best knowledge on building your online presence for your tourism business.

Register on the link below to join this exciting learning session from 10h00 to 11h30 on Monday 27 September 2021.


6 Tips for Travel and Tourism Graduates

The recovery of the tourism and hospitality sector from the impact of COVID-19, relies on small businesses having access to skilled digital marketers at an affordable rate. 

Watch this video if you are looking to create opportunities for yourself, leverage digital tools, in tourism and hospitality.

Video is in isiZulu


Calling Heritage, Culture, Travel or Arts Influencers

SATSA is inviting influencers to be part of a year long social media campaign showcasing South Africa to domestic travelers.

Sign up to be considered for campaigns in your province.


Tourism Recovery Programme (Apply by June 20 2021!)

The Tourism Recovery Programme is a training, mentoring and financial support programme designed for travel & tourism entrepreneurs in Egypt, Mexico, SouthAfrica, and Kenya to build resilient, sustainable tourism businesses and take steps towards recovering from the pandemic.


Emerging Tourism SMME and Solopreneur Needs Survey

Are you a tourism and hospitality entrepreneur feeling like you never quite meet the requirements for tourism funding in SA? 

You have an opportunity to contribute to better-targeted tourism funding opportunities for SMME's and solopreneurs.


Covid-19 Tourism Safety Protocols

The TBCSA has facilitated the process of developing safety protocols to support the risk-adjusted strategy for South Africa's tourism industry.  

The protocols will determine which sub-sectors within tourism will open at Level 3 and Level 2.


Covis-19 Domestic Traveller Insights

Are you a business or leisure traveller impacted by the closure of travel and tourism service providers in South Africa? Your input is crucial in ensuring that your expectations are met as the industry and government discuss safety protocols which may impact you as a traveller.


South African Tourism Industry Survey - COVID 19

Tourism businesses large and small have recently participated in a survey conducted by the International Finance Corporation, in partnership with the Department of Tourism to understand the impact of Covid-19 on the industry. 


Trouble Applying for the Tourism Relief Fund?

Our friends at Business Funding Accelerator have developed this step-by-step tutorial to assist tourism business owners with the process of applying for the Tourism Relief Fund. Check it out!

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Digital Skills and 4IR Masterclass: Tourism and Hospitality Entrepreneurs

Phase 1 of a 3-Phase solution designed at ensuring that tour guides, operators and hosts are best equipped with the skills and necessary ongoing support to excel in Africa's travel and tourism industry of the future.


Travel Massive Live: The View From South Africa

On April 23 2020 Travel Massive hosted a panel including Zulu Nomad founder, Phakamile Hlazo, Stephan Ekbergh, the founder of Travel Start, and Sharon Gilbert-Rivette the Head Honcho at the Safari Collective. Watch to hear their views on Covid-19 and the impact on the tourism industry in SA.

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