Lifestyle event add-ons for your Gauteng business travel

Spring is here and with it comes the Gauteng bumper lifestyle events season. To coincide with the excitement, the Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) has launched its 2018 GPSho’tleft Domestic Tourism campaign with a special focus on #GPLifestyle events, which promotes the lifestyle offering of the province.

Historically, August to February has seen more major lifestyle events take place in Gauteng than any other time of the year and this year will be no different, says Barba Gaoganediwe, GTA head: Destination Marketing and Communication.

“The months of August and September were already packed with a wide range of lifestyle and leisure events to suit all interests,” he says. From Women’s Month events to the annual DStv Delicious Food & Music Festival, the Soweto Wine Festival to the first ever Comic Con Africa, Gauteng was bursting with lifestyle and events that saw visitors from around the country flock to the province to get a taste.

“As we continue into summer we prepare for visitors to enter Gauteng to attend the popular Spring Fiesta Music Festival (October 6), the annual Gauteng Summer Cup (November 27), as well as the concerts of international superstars Daughtry (October 27) and Calum Scott (November 11, to name a few,” Gaonganediwe says.

Another event that will certainly have domestic and international travellers flock to Gauteng this summer will be the 2nd annual Afropunk Arts & Music Festival, taking place at Constitution Hill on New Year’s Eve. “The first instalment of this event was an incredible success that saw more than 3 000 international travellers visit South Africa specifically to attend this event. It also attracted more than 5 000 domestic travellers, and was attended by over 20 000 people in total. We expect those numbers to increase even more this year,” he adds.

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