Here is a summary of the most used acronyms in tourism in South Africa.

Acronym
Meaning
AA Automobile Association
Alcoholics Anonymous
AAPA Association of Asia and Pacific Airlines
ACI Airport Council International
ACSA Airports Company South Africa
AEA Association of European Airlines
AHLA American Hotel and Lodging Association
ALTA Asociación Latinoamericana de Transporte Aéreo
ASATA Association of South African Travel Agents
ASTA American Society of Travel Agents
ATTA African Travel and Tourism Association
AR Alternative Route
AV Audio visual
BELTA Brazilian Educational & Language Travel Association
BSA Backpacking South Africa
CID Community Improvement District
CLIA Cruise Lines International Association
CoCT Code of Conduct Training
CPUT Cape Peninsula University of Technology
CTC Coast to Coast
CTGA Cape Tourist Guides Association
CTRU Cape Town Routes Unlimited
CTT Cape Town Tourism
DBSA Development Bank of Southern Africa
DEAT Department Environmental Affairs and Tourism
DEDAT Department of Economic Development and Tourism
DMO Destination Marketing Organisation
DTI Department of Trade and Industry
EC Eastern Cape
ECC Boardroom
ECTB Eastern Cape Tourism Board
EDUSA Education South Africa
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer
ETC European Travel Commission
FEDHASA Federation for Hospitality Association of South Africa
FIA Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
FIFA Federation International Football Association
FTTSA Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa
GR Garden Route
HDI Historically disadvantaged individual
HICA Hospitality Investment Conference Africa
HQ Head Quarter
IAAPA International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
IATA International Air Transport Association
ICC International Convention Centre
ICEF International Student Recruitment Conference
IEFT International Education Fairs of Turkey
IFTO International Federation of Tour Operators
IH&RA International Hotel and Restaurant Association
IOM International Organization for Migration
ITB B2B travel show held in Berlin in March
JAMMS Justified Ancients of Mu Mu
LTO Local Tourism Organisation
MEC Members of the Executive Council
MPI Meeting Professionals International
MSP Multi-sectoral HIV & AIDS Programme
NAA-SA National Accommodation Association of South Africa
NG Non-governmental
NTA National Tour Association
NTO National Tourist Office (hospitality industry)
OUTA Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance
PATA Pacific Area Travel Association
PCO Profressional Conference Organiser
RETOSA Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa
RIM Robben-Island Museum
SAACI Southern African Association for the Conference Industry
SAB South African Breweries
SADC South Africa Development Community
SAPS South African Police Service
SARS South African Revenue Service
SAT South African Tourism
SATSA Southern African Tourism Service Association
SATSA COO Southern African Tourism Service Association Co-ordinator
SAVRALA Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association
SAYTC South African Youth Travel Confederation
SMME Small Micro and Medium Enterprise
SOB Son of a ….
SWEAT Student Work Experience and Training
TATSA Tours and Transport South Africa
TBCSA Tourism Business Council of South Africa
TEP Tourism Enterprise Programme
TGCSA Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
THD Technical Help Desk
THETA Tourism and Hospitality Education and Training Authority
TICE Training Information and Communication Enhancemement
TMNP Table Mountain National Park
TMP Transportation Management Plan
TNT No specific meaning. A magazine and consumer travel show held in London every March.
TOI Tour Operators’ Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development
TSI Tourism Safety Initiative
TTSS Tourism Tiered Support Strategy
UCT University of Cape Town
UFTAA United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations
UNWTO United Nations World Travel Organisation
UST US Travel
VAT Value Added Tax
VOLSA Volunteering South Africa
VTOP Transport Operations Plan
WC Western Cape
WTTC World Travel & Tourism Council
WYSETC World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation
WYSTC World Youth and Student Travel Conference
YWAM Youth with a Mission
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