Tourism Month is an annual celebration held in September to focus on the importance of tourism to the economy of South Africa.
The Department of Tourism leads the celebrations with a number of events.
A new domestic tourism marketing campaign: Nothing’s More Fun than a Sho’t Left that emphasises the fun of a domestic leisure getaway, and that encourages South Africans to take short breaks.
Nothing’s More Fun than a Sho’t Left brings the fun back to travel. It reminds South Africans that taking a holiday, even for a night or two, gives benefits that endure: great memories, quality time with loved ones, well-deserved escapes from dull routine, and a chance to experience new places, new people and new things.
The campaign also offers a number of holiday packages: deals that have been engineered in partnership with South African Tourism’s travel trade partners to deliver the fun, easy, accessible and affordable holidays that Nothing’s More Fun than a Sho’t Left promises.
Tourism Month is aimed at encouraging more people to embark on leisure activities and, in so doing, to increase the number of domestic holiday trips and tourism spend in all nine provinces, while contributing to a critical sector of the country’s economy.
Tourism South Africa has more information on tourism in South Africa.
Tourism authorities in the provinces:
Eastern Cape Tourism Board
Free State Tourism
Gauteng Tourism Authority
Kingdom of the Zulu (KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Authority)
Limpopo Tourism and Parks
North West Province Parks and Tourism Board
Northern Cape Tourism
Western Cape Tourism