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Beat the lockdown blues with #LoveCapeTown

In a bid to help lift the spirits, Cape Town Tourism has reached out to some of the city's most-loved local celebrities creating a #LoveCapeTown Lockdown Survival Guide. These videos share lockdown tips to manage staying indoors but, most importantly, provides a healthy dose of humour, in true Capetonian style...

Issued by Irvine Partners 8 hours ago

Tourism regulations do allow intra-provincial travel

There has been some confusion on the interpretation of the gazetted tourism regulations that were issued on Friday by the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and a press briefing subsequently held by the National Department of Tourism...

3 days ago

A glimmer of hope for how accommodation providers can adapt

While there is some serious lobbying to open South Africa to international travel as soon as September this year, health and safety concerns, although gradually lessening, still overshadow discretionary travel...

26 Jun 2020

Satsa Youth Chapter members launch 'Mzansi Tourism Champions'

For many of those in the tourism industry, which has been hard hit by Covid-19, there is little or no income and the outlook remains grim with as many as 600,000 tourism jobs possibly on the line this year alone...

23 Jun 2020

SANParks prepares to reopen its accommodation facilities

The South African National Parks says it is preparing to recall its hospitality staff for a phased approach in the reopening of its overnight facilities...

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

Entries open for 2020 Wine & Food Tourism Awards

Sponsored by WWF South Africa through funding provided by Pamela and Neville Isdell, the award highlights the critical role of eco and social sustainability in the development and execution of relevant, appealing and competitive travel offerings...

18 Jun 2020

South Africa tops travellers' post-Covid wishlists

Where will you be heading on your first post-Covid travel adventure? Research shows that most people will be going south when this all blows over...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 17 Jun 2020

Tourism KZN's SMME online workshops open for registration

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

How insurers are turning their backs on the tourism industry

The South African tourism and hospitality sector is facing an imminent sustainability crisis as insurance companies are rejecting claims related to the Covid-19 pandemic, for which many policyholders believe they are covered under their Business Interruption extension...

10 Jun 2020

SANParks permits self-drive excursions for day visitors

The South African National Parks will open for self-drive excursions for day visitors in parks that cater for self-drives. These will be permitted from Monday, 8 June 2020...

8 Jun 2020

SA tourism industry lobbies for earlier reopening of inbound tourism

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

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

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