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Gauteng gears up to host sports entertainment events as iconic Soweto Derby fever hits!
It's that time again in Gauteng where soccer will divide the nation as Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs lock horns in this weekend's Soweto Derby. The 176th instalment of the derby is ready to roll at full capacity since the return to stadiums after the shutdown to audiences due to Covid-19. Likewise, the golden province is geared to play host to a crowd of about 93,000 at FNB Stadium who will form the biggest attendance at a South Africa football match or sporting event in just over two years. 2 Nov 2022 Read more

Air Belgium lands in South Africa to a warm and energetic Gauteng welcome
Air Belgium arrived in South Africa to a rousing welcome, African drum beat and the traditional water cannon salute marking the airline's first foray into Africa. 21 Sep 2022 Read more

Maiden Air Belgium flight into Johannesburg lands more tourism
The Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) is elated with the ever-increasing air access capacity in Gauteng following two years of flights and travel restrictions imposed by Covid 19. Compounding this excitement is the fact that Air Belgium will today, 15 September 2022 land at OR Tambo International Airport - marking the airline's first journey to the African continent. 15 Sep 2022 Read more

Gauteng and Free State Tourism Authorities to join SA Tourism in promoting domestic travel bookings #ShotleftTravelWeek
The travel and tourism #ShotleftTravelWeek deals offering up to 50% off from participating products and partners is taking center stage this coming weekend in Gauteng. This includes a multiple activations and consumer facing sales promotion in Johannesburg and Vereeniging by the Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA), Free State Liquor, Gambling and Tourism Authority (FSGLA) and South African Tourism (SAT) during this Tourism and Heritage Month. 12 Sep 2022 Read more

First full-capacity sports event - A win for tourism, local economy, and sector recovery in Gauteng
Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA), the official destination marketing agency for the Gauteng City Region is elated by the successful hosting of the first full-stadia sports event attended by the fans in the country following the Covid-19 pandemic that caused devastation and harm to the industry and the economy at large. More than 51,000 sports-starved fans packed the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria to witness a thrilling Castle Lager Incoming Test Series match between the hosts Springboks and visiting Wales. 5 Jul 2022 Read more

Gauteng Air Access Network take-off as more new flights land at OR Tambo
More international and regional flights continue to prefer the OR Tambo International Airport as their gateway into South Africa and the rest of the African continent. This bodes well for the visitor economy in Gauteng and the centrality of air services and active route development in increasing tourism, trade, and investment flows into our ailing economy. 29 Jun 2022 Read more

Gauteng business events grows as the province hosts the 7th edition Automechanika 2022
Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) is elated to play host to the seventh edition of Automechanika, the world's leading trade fair for the automotive service industry targeting trade visitors from the sub-Saharan region. Tradeshow returns to the Johannesburg Expo Centre from 7-10 June 2022 expanding the already exciting multi-billion Gauteng business events calendar. 9 Jun 2022 Read more

Tourism SMMEs and Township Economy: A focus for Gauteng Tourism at Africa's Travel Indaba 2022
This year, at Africa's Travel Indaba Trade Show, Gauteng Tourism will lead the largest contingent of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in repositioning and reintroducing destination Gauteng back to the travel, tourism, and hospitality sector following the 2-year pause induced by the Covid-19 pandemic. 4 May 2022 Read more

Gauteng Tourism to showcase #SportingGP prowess at Africa Travel Indaba in Durban
Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA), the official destination marketing agency for the Gauteng City Region, will on 2-5 May 2022 lead the golden province's destination marketing efforts at the Africa Travel Indaba in Durban following a two-year pause due to Covid-19 pandemic. 3 May 2022 Read more

Gauteng's signature Easter experience back after 2 years
Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) is excited to have the Rand Show back in the events calendar of 2022 after two years of absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic. One of Johannesburg's proudest and longest-standing traditions takes place from Wednesday 13 April to Monday 18 April 2022 at the iconic Joburg Expo Centre. The return of this signature event has presented an opportunity for Gauteng to claim its position back as a champion host of quality events and experiences. 14 Apr 2022 Read more

Gauteng Tourism to promote tourism and investment offerings in Botswana
The Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) will this weekend, 18-20 March 2022, be in Gaborone, Botswana, on an international marketing drive to reintroduce destination Gauteng tourism, trade and investment offerings and opportunities to the Botswana market and allow this market to #MeetSouthAfrica again following the closure of borders and travel restrictions imposed by the rise in Covid-19 infections since 2020. 17 Mar 2022 Read more

Celebrate connected communities at Makhelwane Festival with Gauteng Tourism this weekend
Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) is excited to be a part of Jozi's celebrated community market, Makhelwane Festival. Now in its seventh year - 'Makhelwane', a lifestyle festival that reconnects and reignites the neighbourly culture of "Bo Makhe" kicks off this Friday, 28 January 2022 at Native Rebels with an opening night extravaganza. The festivities continue on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers and promises the best township experience that features food, music, art, storytelling, and various fashion brands that will showcase their talent. 27 Jan 2022 Read more

Gauteng Tourism to launch its #GPFestiveSummer campaign
Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) the official destination marketing agency for the Gauteng city region will on Wednesday, 15 December 2021, launch its 2021/2022 #GPFestiveSummer campaign virtually under the theme: Give me Summer - Explore the Golden Province safely this Festive Season. 13 Dec 2021 Read more

Gauteng has a new tourism chief executive
Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA), the official destination marketing agency for the Gauteng City Region, is pleased to announce its new chief executive officer, Ms Sthembiso "Sthe" Dlamini. 6 Dec 2021 Read more

'Get jabbed to kickstart tourism!' - GTA
THE Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) is campaigning among businesses and individuals in the province to ensure more people get their coronavirus vaccination in an effort to avoid a possible fourth wave of infections and disruption to South Africa's peak domestic summer travel season. 5 Nov 2021 Read more

Gauteng Tourism is encouraging unvaccinated tourism and hospitality sector frontline workers to join the #Jab4Tourism drive at Vilakazi Street
The Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) will be at Vilakazi Street in Soweto on Thursday 28 October 2021 to encourage unvaccinated frontline tourism and hospitality sector workers to join the #Jab4Tourism drive and get vaccinated. 27 Oct 2021 Read more

Gauteng Tourism Authority celebrates Mandela Month with new Mandela based tourism offering
The month of July is Mandela Month, a time where we celebrate annually to honour and commemorate the life and legacy of former President Nelson Mandela. This gives the opportunity to heed the call to action for people to recognise their ability to make an impact and have a positive effect on others around them. 16 Jul 2021 Read more