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May 31, 2017

Tourism Department warns public of scam

Pretoria – The National Department of Tourism has warned members of the public to be aware of a scam in which organisations and companies are scammed by an email purporting to be from Minister Tokozile Xasa on LinkedIn. The fraudsters attempt to extract funds from companies and organisations. The method used by the fraudsters is:

May 29, 2017

Safety & Security: Latest Alerts for Accommodation Establishments to Note

ATTENTION GUESTHOUSES AND BNB’s: ANOTHER INCIDENT OF THEFT/BILKING REPORTED To guesthouse and BnB operators: A family of six fraudulently booked and checked in (via sending two fake bank payment notifications) at a Guesthouse in Johannesburg. The family, who claim to be from Durban, collected up a bill of R16 650 at the establishment and left

April 21, 2017


Click here to login to the secure portal and view the TSI Accommodation Report for March 2017. Due to its sensitive nature, kindly refrain from circulating it (which is essential to encourage more accommodation establishments to submit their data). If you can’t remember your TSI portal login details, please email The TSI Monthly Accommodation

April 13, 2017

Police on safe and secure Easter holidays

Police visibility heightened to ensure a safe and secure Easter holiday 12 Apr 2017 The South African Police Service, supported by other law enforcement agencies, government departments and stakeholders, has heightened police visibility and increased our operations over the Easter holiday period.   This heightened visibility will be realised through holding roadblocks, patrols, search-and-seizure operations

April 6, 2017

Latest on the proposed shut down for Friday 7 April 2017

Please find the latest update on the proposed shutdown of the country:   Save South Africa, a campaign made up of organisations, civil society groups, business leaders, celebrities and citizens, has called on all SA citizens to assemble in peaceful protest outside National Treasury offices in Pretoria   Since then a number of other parties

April 3, 2017

IATA Safety Performance data for 2016

Totals 2016 2015 % Chg. 5-year average (2011-2015) Fatalities 268 136 97.1 371 Total Accidents 65 68 -4.4 81 Fatal Accidents 10 4 150.0 13.4 Fatal Accidents on Passenger Flights 4 2 100.0 8.4 Fatal Accidents on Cargo Flights 6 2 200.0 4.6 % of accidents involving fatalities 15% 6% 9 p.p. 16% Jet hull

March 20, 2017


We are pleased to report two success stories from the TSI:   1. A man who checked into Angel’s Place Guesthouse in Pretoria reportedly fired a gunshot through the television in his room, while also being suspected for dealing in drugs. After viewing the scene, guesthouse staff noticed the damaged television and a number of

March 17, 2017

Malaria has not expanded in SA

Pretoria – The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says the malaria cases that have been reported in parts of the country’s northern provinces do not represent an expansion in the malaria transmission areas in South Africa.   A number of malaria cases have been reported in parts of Limpopo, North West and Gauteng provinces

March 12, 2017


Pretoria, South Africa: The Tourism Business Council of South Africa welcomes measures taken by ACSA to enhance security at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) following the armed robbery that took place on Tuesday 7 March 2017.   Through its Tourism Safety Initiative (TSI), the Council is currently engaging with industry role-players based in the ORTIA

March 10, 2017

Governments need to lead the protection of children in tourism – UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection meets in Berlin

    Press Release     Madrid, Spain, 10 March 2017 PR No. 17029   Governments need to lead the protection of children in tourism – UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection meets in Berlin   The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection focused on the role of governments

Two sides of the shieldServices

  • Prevention and Risk Management Based on information gathered, the trends can be noted and more information provided to the TSI portal. This will ensure we provide a service of success in preventing criminal trends in the tourism industry. The TSI will provide knowledge and insight on best practice to mitigate against tourist and tourism business crime.
  • Incident Management Our aim is to get as many incidents as possible reported to the TSI portal. This information will assist us to provide the police with information to prosecute those who are involved in crimes against tourists and tourism businesses. The TSI will also assist in supporting the victims of such crimes.