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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...

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#Level3Lockdown: What business travellers can expect

Oz Desai, General Manager for Corporate Traveller, has welcomed the resumption of business travel, but warns that the travel experience will be very different for now...

2 days ago

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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

5 ways to help the travel industry right now

While South African Tourism is working on the recovery plan for the industry, there are still things we can do in our own capacity to help out...

By Guy Stehlik 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

SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourism

South African travel writers, Di Brown and Ryan Enslin have launched an innovative online platform called Virtual Bucket List.Guru, which seeks to contribute towards the medium to long term recovery of the South African domestic tourism industry...

18 May 2020

The world of digital in uncertain times

With few warning signs, and in a mind-bending and staggering short space of time, the human species, in a fight for survival, has been jolted into a state of isolation and social distancing...

By Mike van Eck 14 May 2020

Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel

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

How does a destination recover from Covid-19?

This is not the time to sell, but an opportunity to report: openly and honestly, like a letter from home...

By Sofia Panayiotaki 7 May 2020

The Blue Train extends suspension of services amidst Covid-19 lockdown

The Blue Train has announced an extension of the current suspension of its services amidst the nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The suspension, which was initially meant to end on 30 April 2020, has been extended to 30 June 2020...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 4 May 2020

One Day tourism campaign launched to inspire future travellers

Wesgro has launched its One Day campaign to support the tourism industry in the Western Cape during the coronavirus crisis.

29 Apr 2020

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

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...

By Ruth Cooper 29 Apr 2020

#tourisminmyblood promotes information sharing in the travel industry

The membership of new travel trade community initiative launched on a Facebook platform had grown to more than 10,400 travel industry professionals in 99 countries, within its first 10 days...

28 Apr 2020

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