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IATA traveller survey reveals Covid-19 concerns

Travellers are taking precautions to protect themselves from Covid-19 with 77% saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71% avoiding large meetings and 67% having worn a facemask in public...

1 day ago

Global airline passenger demand shows slight improvement in May

African airlines passenger traffic sank 98.2% in May against improved demand worldwide...

3 Jul 2020

Covid-19, Africa's conservation and trophy hunting dilemma

Wildlife conservation hasn't escaped the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Duan Biggs, Alexander Richard Braczkowski, Alta De Vos, Hayley Clements 30 Jun 2020

Put Mauritius top of your post-Covid-19 travel list: Touring the Aubergine Garden at LUX* Belle Mare

Getting used to the new normal under the coronavirus pandemic does nothing to abate the need to travel to Mauritius.

By Debbie Hathway 23 Jun 2020

Call for safe reopening of air services in Africa

The International Air Transport Association, Airports Council International- Africa and the International Civil Aviation Organization Regional Offices for African States have united to call on governments in Africa to rapidly implement ICAO's global guidelines for restoring air connectivity...

19 Jun 2020

African tourism has been put on ice by coronavirus - here's how some countries are reviving it

Developing countries that depend heavily on tourists need international support and more sustainable offerings for the future...

By Davina Stanford and Adama Bah 19 Jun 2020

Covid-19 is threatening hotel development growth in Africa

"We see a slowdown in pipeline growth in 2020, as we all get to grips with the new reality. With so many of the players locked down, fewer deals will be signed, and it is inevitable that some of the planned openings in 2020 will be delayed..."

17 Jun 2020

Why the pleasure and meaning of mingling in bars can't be matched by a table for 2

If bars are forced to restrict people's movement in our post-coronavirus pandemic world, they will lose some some of their most important social functions...

By William Straw 12 Jun 2020

What does the 'new normal' mean for corporate travel?

Pascalle Albrecht, head of commercial card service and lifecycle management at Nedbank Limited, elaborates on the pandemic's impact on the travel industry and looks ahead at what the operations in its sectors will look like under this "new normal" world of travel...

By Pascalle Albrecht 2 Jun 2020

Start with the beginning in mind. How do we 'future proof' the events industry?

The events industry, as with many others, has been thrown into a complete state of turmoil since the beginning of the year as a result of Covid-19...

By Joshua Low 2 Jun 2020

WTTC recognises Mauritius as a safe destination

Since 26 April, no local cases of the Covid-19 virus have been recorded in Mauritius, which has prompted the govern­ment to remove sanitary containment from 31 May...

1 Jun 2020

Cape Town Tourism wins top spot in international film awards

Cape Town Tourism's Love Cape Town, The Movie has been awarded the first prize in the "Tourism Destination - City" category at the International Tourism Film Festival, Africa Awards, while Cape Town Tourism's Welcome to Khayelitsha was awarded second prize.

29 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity

Terry Levin, creative director at Bizcommunity, shares her views of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the company is navigating these unusual times...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 May 2020

Hospitality industry bears the brunt of the black swan event that is Covid-19

The hospitality industry will arguably be economically the sector hardest hit by Covid-19 across the globe. Recovery is achievable and will be quicker than most expect, says Mark Havercroft, regional director for Africa for the International hotel group Minor Hotels...

By Mark Havercroft 26 May 2020

Emirates implements new safety measures as it resumes operations

The new measures took effect with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations...

22 May 2020

Plane cabins are havens for germs. Here's how they can clean up their act

Aircraft cabins have been germ hotspots since long before this pandemic. More 'microbiology literacy' is needed among the general public for this to improve...

By Ipek Kurtböke 22 May 2020

De-risking tourism: Prioritising safety protocols across all sub-sectors

Tourism has been one of the hardest-hit sectors by the Covid-19 pandemic, and if matters are left as they are, it is likely to be among the last to recover...

20 May 2020

Mauritius officially Covid-19 free

While the WHO predicted more than 20,000 cases and 1,139 deaths in the over-60 age group for the Indian Ocean island, there have been only 332 positive cases, of which 322 people recovered, with 10 deaths recorded - five of which was directly related to the coronavirus...

19 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Adapting to the 'new normal' will remain a priority for the foreseeable future

We chat to Tim Cordon, Radisson Hotel Group's senior area vice president for Africa and Middle East to find out more about how Covid-19 has impacted the Group during these unusual times...

By Robin Fredericks 18 May 2020

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