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SAA liquidation means financial hardship, DPE warns
SAA liquidation means financial hardship, DPE warnsArticle

In a statement issued on Thursday, the department said SAA stakeholders should realise that business rescue provides a better outcome than liquidation and should be supported for their collective interests...

2 days ago

Accommodation providers can mitigate traveller health, safety concerns
Accommodation providers can mitigate traveller health, safety concernsArticle

A global biweekly consumer survey published by Deloitte earlier this month shows that traveller health and safety concerns, although gradually lessening, still overshadow discretionary travel...

3 days ago

Innovation is the key to airline recovery in a Covid world
Innovation is the key to airline recovery in a Covid worldArticle

From tsunamis to ash clouds and global financial crises, the travel industry has seen its share of setbacks over the past few years...

Maher Koubaa 25 Jun 2020

Tourism, travel industry suffers loss of over R68bn in spend
Tourism, travel industry suffers loss of over R68bn in spendArticle

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa, says more than R68bn in tourism spend has been lost since South Africa's national lockdown began at the end of March...

23 Jun 2020

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Tsogo Sun takes over three iconic hotelsArticle

Tsogo Sun Hotels is set to take over the Mount Grace in Magaliesburg, the Edward in Durban and the Protea Hotel Hazyview in Mpumalanga and is committed to their long-term sustainability...

23 Jun 2020

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6 reasons why travel agents are not yet obsolete in 2020Article

Being a travel advisor has not been the most lucrative enterprise in 2020, but that doesn't mean the profession has become obsolete. On the contrary, it has never been more pertinent.

22 Jun 2020

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

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

Davina Stanford and Adama Bah 19 Jun 2020

Webinar: Gauteng Tourism Authority reignites sector confidence
Webinar: Gauteng Tourism Authority reignites sector confidenceArticle

As a first step towards reaffirming solidarity and the gradual and eventual reopening of the tourism sector, the Gauteng Tourism Authority launched its first webinar in a four-part series of targeted engagements...

19 Jun 2020

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How hotel management companies should prepare hotel owners for crisesArticle

No industry experiences smooth sailing all of the time. While you cannot prepare for everything ? we certainly did not foresee a global pandemic sending much of the world into lockdown so swiftly ? it is essential to have strategies in place to be prepared for potential crises...

Guy Stehlik 18 Jun 2020

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#YouthMonth: Covid fork in the road means a change in direction for Travel TractionsArticle

When the tourism industry ground to a halt in response to Covid-19, Matt Davison, founder of Travel Tractions, had to make a plan for his 18 young employees to keep their jobs...

17 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 is threatening hotel development growth in AfricaArticle

"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

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Tourism KZN's SMME online workshops open for registrationArticle

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal is running a series of online workshops for small tourism enterprises on recovery strategies and effective measures required to operate during the pandemic...

15 Jun 2020

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TBCSA presents its tourism recovery plan to parliamentArticle

The data-driven Tourism Recovery Strategy advocates for an earlier phased reopening of international tourism to South Africa as soon as September 2020...

10 Jun 2020

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Challenging the challenges of booking a flight during the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

Even though it might not feel like it when every day is some combination of a nightmare written by Franz Kafka and George Orwell, there will come a time when Covid-19 is behind us and more of us realise that it's safe to fly again...

Eugene Yiga 10 Jun 2020

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Responsible air travel is safe air travel, in the time of Covid-19Article

Not since 9/11 has there been such a fundamental overhaul of the operating policies of airlines and airports - and, as such, it's no small undertaking...

Wouter Vermeulen 5 Jun 2020

SA tourism industry lobbies for earlier reopening of inbound tourism
SA tourism industry lobbies for earlier reopening of inbound tourismArticle

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa is advocating for the earlier phased reopening of international tourism to South Africa this year to as soon as September 2020...

5 Jun 2020

Self-drive to private or public game reserves, national parks permitted under Level 3
Self-drive to private or public game reserves, national parks permitted under Level 3Article

Hunting, self-drive visits to private or public game reserves and national parks, as well as recreational fishing are among the activities the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has included in the directions under the Covid-19 Lockdown Level 3...

3 Jun 2020

#Newsmaker: The New Norm - Bliss Yeni talks Covid-19
#Newsmaker: The New Norm - Bliss Yeni talks Covid-19Article

We speak to Bliss Yeni, the presenter of a new daily factual-entertainment talk show on SABC 3, The New Norm, which started on 1 June 2020...

Juanita Pienaar 3 Jun 2020

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

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...

Pascalle Albrecht 2 Jun 2020

What does the future of hotel design look like?
What does the future of hotel design look like?Article

Guy Stehlik, CEO and founder of BON Hotels chats to the hotels interior design building and procurement partner, Grant Gillis as he delves deeper into how the hotel industry can be expected to change, specifically from a design point of view...

Guy Stehlik 2 Jun 2020

Mauritius officially Covid-19 free
Mauritius officially Covid-19 freeArticle

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

New instabook challenges us to reshape how we travel in the future
New instabook challenges us to reshape how we travel in the futureArticle

Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still is an e-book written by Bruce Poon Tip while in isolation during April 2020. It is designed to be a letter to all who love to travel, to inspire them to continue to dream of travelling but to also reimagine how they can emerge from this pandemic with a renewed sense of purpose...

13 May 2020

Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel
Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travelArticle

Without urgent funding, the Covid-19 crisis could see a collapse of the sector in Africa, taking with it millions of jobs...

7 May 2020

Comair enters business rescue
Comair enters business rescueArticle

"While we had started making good progress to fix the financial situation six months ago, the crisis has meant we have not been able to implement it as we intended."

6 May 2020

#TourismStrong: Let's start creating digital stories about South Africa
#TourismStrong: Let's start creating digital stories about South AfricaArticle

Molefi Moketsi, chief technology officer at Jurni, shares four tips for tourism #SMMEs to leverage technology efficiently...

Molefi Moketsi 4 May 2020

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#LockdownLessons: Green is the new luxury - Q&A with travel writer Dawn JorgensenArticle

Travel writer and earth advocate Dawn Jorgensen shares her #LockdownLessons and predictions on how travel will shift to a more authentic, climate-friendly and sustainable focus post Covid-19...

Ruth Cooper 29 Apr 2020

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Strategies Africa's tourism requires to manage blow from coronavirusArticle

Tourism has become an important economic sector for most African countries in the last two decades. There has been increased investments in product development and enhancement, aggressive marketing, coupled with appropriate business-friendly socio-political reforms...

Issahaku Adam & Albert N Kimbu 24 Apr 2020

It's time to rethink how we do business says new principal of The Private Hotel School
It's time to rethink how we do business says new principal of The Private Hotel SchoolArticle

Martin Koch, the new principal of Private Hotel School provides insight into the South African hospitality industry and shares advice on how to manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic...

Janine Greenleaf Walker 20 Apr 2020

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AU study: Covid-19 could cost Africa $500bn, damage tourism and aviation sectorsArticle

Up to 20 million jobs in the formal and informal sectors in Africa could be lost because of Covid-19, according to a new study by the African Union...

Kingsley Ighobor 17 Apr 2020

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This could be the end of the line for cruise shipsArticle

The same business model that has enabled the cruise industry to prosper could also spell its demise...

15 Apr 2020

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Covid-19 impacts global passport strengthArticle

With global travel almost at a standstill, the latest results of the Henley Passport Index offers insight into the indiscriminate havoc caused by the Covid-19 pandemic...

8 Apr 2020

Businesses urged to apply to tourism relief fund
Businesses urged to apply to tourism relief fundArticle

The R200m Tourism Relief Fund has been established as an intervention to mitigate against the impact of Covid-19 in the tourism sector...

8 Apr 2020

Coronavirus and hotel lockdowns: Who foots the bill when hotels are placed under quarantine?
Coronavirus and hotel lockdowns: Who foots the bill when hotels are placed under quarantine?Article

For hotel owners and operators already facing nosedives in revenue, the corresponding guest costs, whether over a daily, weekly or monthly basis, can be significant. So who's picking up the tab resulting from these quarantines, and what can hotel owners and operators do...

Jonathan Lynch 8 Apr 2020

HOTT3D, Africa Oil & Power team up to build hospitals in Africa
HOTT3D, Africa Oil & Power team up to build hospitals in AfricaArticle

A Cape Town-based exhibition builder, together with an event organiser, offer to work with governments and private sectors across Africa to rapidly build hospital infrastructures and shelters in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic...

8 Apr 2020

Covid-19 - an opportunity for value-driven tourism products
Covid-19 - an opportunity for value-driven tourism productsArticle

Post-pandemic price-conscious travellers will want a bigger bang for their buck than ever before...

7 Apr 2020

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African Travel and Tourism Awards announce 2020 finalistsArticle

The awards recognise the best of national, regional and city tourist boards and recognise outstanding private sector companies and individuals in Africa.

6 Apr 2020

JHP launches first online food-writing course
JHP launches first online food-writing courseArticle

A series of eight chapters cover the basics of food writing for a variety of mediums...

6 Apr 2020

5 tips on how tourism SMMEs can survive lockdown
5 tips on how tourism SMMEs can survive lockdownArticle

With no airlines flying into or out of South Africa and no tourists to participate in experiences, tourism SMMEs are finding themselves in a difficult situation. Is it even possible for tourism SMMEs to remain productive during lockdown?

6 Apr 2020

Why #LockdownSA shouldn't be a holiday for tourism SMMEs
Why #LockdownSA shouldn't be a holiday for tourism SMMEsArticle

The lockdown time could be put to good use to make such businesses more competitive and efficient...

1 Apr 2020

Why Nigeria's hotel sector is set for a good year, despite challenges
Why Nigeria's hotel sector is set for a good year, despite challengesArticle

As one of Africa's largest economies, Nigeria has made significant strides in diversifying its oil-dependent economy, focusing on sectors such as technology, tourism, transport, and electricity, from gas to renewables...

1 Apr 2020

Tintswalo goes digital with all-new virtual safaris
Tintswalo goes digital with all-new virtual safarisArticle

The virtual safaris include video footage of actual sightings, as well as some of the exhilarating encounters experienced by its game rangers on patrol...

31 Mar 2020

Gauteng places German tourists under quarantine
Gauteng places German tourists under quarantineArticle

A group of 60 German tourists has been placed under quarantine after one of them tested positive for Covid-19, said the Gauteng Health Department on Friday.

27 Mar 2020

5 things to do with the family during SA's nationwide lockdown
5 things to do with the family during SA's nationwide lockdownArticle

As ambassadors for travel, South African Tourism is responding to the challenge of travel, without leaving your home...

27 Mar 2020

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#Covid19: Kruger National Park records one positive caseArticle

One positive case of the novel coronavirus has been recorded in SANParks Kruger National Park (KNP) - a French tourist who was part of a group of six who had booked a two-night stay in the national park...

27 Mar 2020

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#Covid19: SA restaurants to comply with nationwide lockdownArticle

All restaurants, cafes, bars, coffee shops required to close...

25 Mar 2020

SA tourist attractions to be closed
SA tourist attractions to be closedArticle

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has instructed tourist attractions across the country to close following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of a national lockdown from midnight on Thursday to curb the spread of Covid-19...

25 Mar 2020

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#Covid19: Airbnb offers free places to stay for French medicsArticle

After launching Airbnb for Doctors and Nurses in Italy, Airbnb has announced that it will be launching this in France, too...

25 Mar 2020

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Update: SA Tourism cancels Travel Trade FridayArticle

The spread of the Coronavirus has presented the world with a new set of business challenges and a very unpredictable environment to operate in...

24 Mar 2020

Cape Town Tourism temporarily shuts down, goes digital
Cape Town Tourism temporarily shuts down, goes digitalArticle

The City of Cape Town and Cape Town Tourism has decided to temporarily close its Visitor Information Centres and redeploy staff to different areas of the business where they are needed.

23 Mar 2020

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