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Friday, 14 August 2020 13:35

KQ slashes Africa network

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Kenya Airways has announced in a press release that it will not resume flights on eight of its routes in the “immediate future”.The affected routes are from Nairobi to Luanda;…
Air Namibia has suspended all domestic flights at midnight on Wednesday after the country reverted to Alert Level Three lockdown, following a rise in COVID-19 cases. Domestic flights will resume…
Friday, 14 August 2020 13:23

Tourism Recovery Plan – opening dates are critical

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All we want to hear from government is: “The country is declared open for business as from September 1”.Director of Inbound Tourism Operations at Routes Africa Travel & Tours, Fanie van…
Friday, 14 August 2020 13:23

Tourism Recovery Plan – opening dates are critical

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All we want to hear from government is: “The country is declared open for business as from September 1”.Director of Inbound Tourism Operations at Routes Africa Travel & Tours, Fanie van…
Monday, 10 August 2020 13:52

A force to be reckoned with: Women of tourism

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“Wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo” (‘you strike a woman, you strike a rock’)was the cry uttered on August 9, 64 years ago when approximately 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings…
Comair has managed to secure R40m (€1.9m) in short-term bridging finance that will enable it to meet its limited operational overheads and allow its business rescue process to continue.This has…
Monday, 10 August 2020 13:49

Travellers eagerly take up leisure travel options

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While the inbound industry still eagerly awaits the re-opening of international borders, suppliers have found some reprieve with the official gazetting of the regulations allowing for intra-provincial leisure stays under…
Air navigation services at South Africa’s nine airports are not at risk despite money problems at the country’s Air Traffic & Navigation Services (ATNS), the company says.  “Service provision is…
South Africa has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Safety Stamp of Approval as a destination based on industry-designed protocols.The approval gives the Tourism Business Council of…
Friday, 07 August 2020 11:52

SA Tourism moves forward despite budget cut

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Despite the massive cut to its marketing budget, South African Tourism is still focused on various projects for the remainder of the year.During the Budget vote in late July, Deputy…
Friday, 07 August 2020 11:44

East Africa – the rising star post-COVID?

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Tour operators and accommodation establishments have noticed a shift in interest to East Africa as South Africa’s borders remain closed to international travellers while the East African region has slowly…
ANEW Hotels & Resorts has acquired the African-owned hospitality management and marketing company, Fortis Hotel Group.“We’re thrilled to announce that we have found our match in the Fortis brand and…
Friday, 07 August 2020 11:29

Resumption of flights to Kenya augurs well for tourism

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Major international airlines have resumed flights to Kenya, bringing hope to the tourism sector after months of travel restrictions.This follows the announcement by President Uhuru Kenyatta that international flights would resume on…
The eagerly awaited refashioning of Mabula Game Lodge is now complete. Whilst the lodge has been closed due to the lockdown during the COVID 19 pandemic, our team have been…
Friday, 24 July 2020 13:47

Zim govt approves COVID-19 protocols

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The Zimbabwe government has approved the COVID-19 Guidelines and Protocols for the Tourism and Hospitality Sector developed by the Zimbabwean Tourism Authority (ZTA).The ZTA emphasised the need for all players…
Friday, 24 July 2020 13:45

Botswana to launch eVisas

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The government of Botswana has selected Pangea to integrate its eVisa solution as part of the country’s efforts to expand its digital and online services.Pangea specialises in digital transformation of…
South Africa’s tourism sector faces a potential 75% reduction in revenue for 2020, thus putting at risk a further R149.7bn (€7.8bn) in output, 438 000 jobs and R80.2bn (€4.2bn) in…
Friday, 24 July 2020 13:38

Stats SA report confirms devastation

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In the Stats SA preliminary tourist accommodation findings for May 2020, total income for the tourist accommodation industry decreased by 98% in May compared with the same period last year.…
Friday, 24 July 2020 13:36

The River Club Zambia ready to welcome guests

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‘If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ African proverbZambia’s borders have opened, which means tourists and the trade can again support…
Friday, 24 July 2020 13:32

WTM London 2020 set to go ahead

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WTM London is set to take place from November 2-4 this year. It will be one of the first major exhibitions to take place globally since the outbreak of the…
Friday, 17 July 2020 16:19

Springbok Atlas - South Africa Re-Imagined

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Springbok Atlas - South Africa Re-Imagined
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