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Jetsetting with Janet: Tourism trends in 2023 to promote recovery

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On Jetsetting with Janet this week, Janet Pillai hosts discussions on trends in hospitality and tourism trends in 2023. She chats to people from various structures that govern tourism organisations and collectives that are working to bring recovery closer to home and to fast track the recovery.


SATSA or the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association is a non-profit, member-driven association representing the region’s tourism private sector. CEO David Frost who has been at the helm at SATSA since September 2013 said one of the lessons that came out of the Covid-19 pandemic is the importance of collaboration.

Skal International

Founded in 1934 with over 300 clubs in 85 countries Skal International is a organisation of leaders promoting tourism and friendships.

President Dawn Smith said the focus for the organisation is to promote professionalism and be a trusted voice in travel and tourism

“It’s maximizing networking opportunities and supporting a responsible tourism industry. Getting as many players on the various platform towards the common goal which is bringing people to our country but in such a way that it’s sustainable and responsible,” she said.

Go See Do

Go See Do is a niche media and marketing company with a 25-year track record in delivering market leading results predominantly to clients in the visitor market.

PRIZE: Gift Bag dropped at MLT offices

The Diamond Works

Based in Cape Town, the Diamond Works Institute is a true South African diamond expert and offers guests a glimpse into the processing of diamonds and jewellery through onsite demonstration.

PRIZE: Pair of Tanzanite Earings

Singer Group

The Singer Group is a well-known travel and hospitality company with a track record of almost 60 years. Director Lee-Anne Singer shares how tourism businesses have made a slight comeback since the Covid-19 pandemic, however, many are struggling with the effects of loadshedding.

PRIZE: A complimentary one-night stay for two people, on a bed and breakfast basis, at the Island Club Hotel and Apartments.


Written by: Kelly-Jane Turner

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