Tourism Month 2022

​#TourismMonth2022 - As the Western Cape Province is the official host of 2022 Tourism Month, the Minister of Tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu together with the Deputy Minister, Fish Mahlalela, will launch Tourism Month on 4 September 2022 at !Khwa ttu Cultural Village​, under the localised theme: "​Rethinking Tourism​: Opportunities await.”

Tourism Month is celebrated annually in September to highlight South Africa’s diverse tourism offerings as well as the sector’s significant contribution to the local economy. Inspired by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), World Tourism Day celebrations on 27 September, Tourism Month provides a platform for the South African sector to celebrate, reflect and commemorate its milestones in relation to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Tourism Month festivities are held throughout the country, culminating with the World Tourism Day celebrations which will be hosted at Ecology Lifestyle Farm, Bot River in the Western Cape on 27 September 2022.  

​South Africans are also encouraged to be part of the international celebration of World Tourism Day by submitting high-resolution photos and videos which best portray the entire tourism value chain, from souvenir makers to hostel managers to tour guide, and the power of tourism to generate growth and the positive transformation it has driven for people. To find out more visit, www.unwto.org/world-tourism-day-2022/join

For Sho’t Left Travel Week from 5 to 11 September 2022, visit www.shotleft.co.za

For more information on National Parks Week from 12 to 18  September 2022, visit www.sanparks.org/about/events/parks_week/default.php

For provincial Tourism Month events: 

Western Cape (2022 Host Province)​

Eastern Cape​

Free State​

Gauteng​

KwaZulu-Natal​​

Limpopo Pr​ovince​​

Mpumalanga​​

Northern Cape​​

North West​

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