Associations

APTA’s main goal is to promote tourism to the African continent and its Islands. One of the ways in which this is done is to educate its members. APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing, in an effort to strengthen and improve public transportation. All APTA members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for tourists in communities across the country. APTA also provides the travel community with bi-monthly educational programs, quarterly news, annual Discover Africa trade shows and familiarization trips. With continued growth and international recognition, APTA is an interactive resource for colleagues and clients who share the love of Africa.

With the mandate of promoting tourism both nationally and internationally, ensuring the quality of accommodations and other tourist facilities, and developing environmentally sustainable travel practices, the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) was formed by an act of Parliament in April, 2001. It brings together both the private and public sectors and ​is the only national body devoted entirely to implementing the national policy on tourism. The NTB’s domestic and international offices provide custom-tailored services to the members of the travel trade.

For over 40 years, Cape Town Tourism has been at the forefront of transforming the tourism industry to become more resilient, inclusive and sustainable.  They drive brand visibility and economic performance in the Mother City by delivering impactful destination management and marketing strategies. They continually strive to fulfill our purpose of improving the lives of all Capetonians through tourism.  By becoming a member, you not only align yourself with a brand that travellers trust, but they support you with unique opportunities that help you take your business to the next level.

The African Paddling Association is a non-profit organisation established to promote the status and interest of paddling tour operators and guides.  Our members are bound to adhere to strict operation, conservation and consideration ethics in order to create  a Professional Paddling Association for all.

The South African Maritime Safety Authority was established on the 1st April 1998 under the SAMSA Act 5 of 1998.  The objectives of the authority are to ensure safety of life and property at sea, to prevent and combat pollution from ships in the marine environment and to promote the Republics maritime interests.

Established in 1969, SATSA is a non-profit membership-based tourism industry association, currently representing over 1,100 inbound tourism products across Southern Africa offering a wide range of services and products across the tourism value chain. 

The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is an independent public policy think tank advancing a well governed, peaceful, economically sustainable and globally engaged Africa.  This research explores alternative African futures through futures-thinking methodologies that enable co-created strategic capacity, proactive policy insights and curated debate for transformative change. By anticipating the key emerging disruptors that will have a major impact on African states over a 10- to 30-year horizon, the programme aims to help improve long-term decision-making for policymakers, industry and civil society.