About Us


The GSA Travel Marketing Magazine has been trusted by the South African Travel Industry since 1979 and is still today, a vital business tool for thousands of Travel Agents to obtain information on local and international destinations.

We are now offering our extensive expertise to the public!


 visa information

When it comes to visa information for South Africans, our free Visa Guides are second-to-none.  We have extensive and up-to-date visa information, with downloadable visa forms, for over 200 countries.  

How to we accomplish this?  We have a dedicated visa specialist who has spent years building close relationships with consulates all over the country.  You will find the most up-to-date resources here.

Bear in mind that visa requirements can (and sometimes does) change on a daily basis, so be sure to keep an eye on the visa information sections regularly prior to applying for your visa.

Although we do make every attempt to have up-to-date and regular information here, we always recommend that you double check with a second source when it comes to applying for a visa, due to the nature of this section. 

If you are looking for companies who will assist you in applying for your visa, you will find them here

accommodation directory

We have hundreds of accommodation listings from all over the country, and internationally. By using the accommodation listings on our direcory, you will have instant access to a wide combination of Bed & Breakfasts, Guesthouses and Hotels with a range of ammenities and prices.  You are sure to find a listing to suit your needs.

Looking for a Game Lodge? We have you covered. 

You have full control of the enquiry and booking process.  Your enquiry goes directly to the listing, and all correspondence is strictly between you and them.  No delays waiting for the "middle man."

If you are looking for accommodation specialists to source and book accommodation for you, you will find them here. We also have an extensive list of local and international hotel groups

car rental

Here you will find trusted names in local and international car rental. Our listings cover a wide range of car-rental needs: car hire, luxury vehicles, van rentals and motorhomes / campers.

You will also find companies who specialise is sourcing and booking your international car rental needs.  


We have an extensive list of tour operators who can assist you with every part of your travel plans.

For travel within South Africa, our operators cover everything from Safaris, to Adventures and City Tours.  Plan all your local excursions before you go.

Planning an international holiday? Our list of holiday specialists can take care of your accommodation, cruise holidays, rail passes and all-inclusive holidays.

travel services

Booking your holiday is not just about Flights and Accommodation.  Make sure that you are covered with our list of additional services.

VISA SPECIALISTS - Visa requirements can be complex.  Our list of visa specialists will make sure that you have all the documents that you need, offer advice and are able to apply on your behalf.

TRAVEL HEALTH SERVICES - Going to an exotic location is exciting, but make sure that you have the vaccinnations that you need!

TRAVEL INSURANCE - Don't forget to add insurance to your holiday budget.  From cancelled flights, to lost luggage, and everything in between - Travel Insurance will make sure that you are covered.  

FOREIGN EXCHANGE - Get currency before you leave.  It is always good to have a bit of local currency when you land in your destination.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES - Travelling with pets? Have excess luggage? All your additional travel needs are covered here. 

Serving the Travel Trade since 1979

The GSA is a leading resource for thousands of Travel Agents and Travel Industry Users. With our extensive travel directory, advanced travel search and important updates, we keep you on top of your game.

The GSA Travel Marketing Magazine has been trusted by the travel industry since 1979 and is still today, a vital business tool for thousands of Travel Agents, Corporate Travel Buyers, PCOs and Tour Operators to obtain information on local and international destinations, visas, accommodation, tour operators, car rental, cruising, skiing, conferencing and other pertinent travel information.

Our website offers the same information as the magazine and more, with the added advantage of up-to-the-minute changes in rates, regulations, news as well as a real-time chat and help link for immediate responses to Agents’ requests and enquiries. 

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The GSA Magazine:

Trusted by the travel industry since 1979 and still today, the only travel marketing magazine, providing thousands of product options for the trade every month. For subscriptions email lindsay@the-gsa.co.za

The GSA Website (www.thegsa.co.za)

We take travel info sourcing to a whole new level. Not only does the website offer comprehensive, reliable content, it also has the most efficient search functionality in the business. The new website boast exciting new developments such as a job section and an interactive platform for Supplier and Travel Agent to communicate.

We always welcome suggestions to improve on our website and to make searching for information, that much easier – you can send your suggestions or queries to webadmin@the-gsa.co.za

GSA VIP Workshops:

The GSA VIP Workshops offer Travel Agents/Corporate Travel Buyers/Inbound Tour Operators a fantastic platform to connect with suppliers. Find out about the latest products and services in the industry and improve your product knowledge. Contact marketing@the-gsa.co.za for the workshop calendar.

GSA Connect:

Competitions, surveys, newsletter exposure, social media and more…

We keep up to date with the latest travel trends, industry videos and important tips for travel agents.  We are always posting additional resources and information on our social media sites to enhance your experience as a Travel Industry Professional. Follow us on our social media sites to stay in touch with the industry.

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