WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers
WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers

With comprehensive Covid-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travellers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus...

By Linda Hohnholz 13 Jan 2021

Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in November
Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in November

According to Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's director-general and CEO, this is because governments responded to new outbreaks with even more severe travel restrictions and quarantine measures...

11 Jan 2021

Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?
Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?

The Covid-19 pandemic brought the global tourism industry to a screeching halt in 2020. With vaccines starting to be rolled out, there is hope international travel can resume soon...

By Joseph M. Cheer, Colin Michael Hall, Jarkko Saarinen 29 Dec 2020

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Governments to consider aviation workers as essential for vaccination

"We are not asking for aviation workers to be on top of the list, but we need governments to ensure that transportation workers are considered as essential when vaccine roll-out plans are developed."

18 Dec 2020

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Health digitises Covid-19 screening at ports

The Health Department will launch the Covid SA travel system, a digital screening platform that allows travellers to complete the required travel health questionnaire on their personal devices ahead of their arrival at ports of entry...

10 Dec 2020

Call for removal of blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic
Call for removal of blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany supports the demands of numerous international associations and companies for an immediate termination of the current blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic...

9 Dec 2020

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Governments urged to follow global guidelines on crew testing

The International Air Transport Association and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations have jointly called on governments to follow the International Civil Aviation Organization Council Aviation Recovery Task Force guidelines to exempt crews from Covid-19 testing that is applied to air travellers...

8 Dec 2020

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How to re-enchant tourism

After Covid-19 becomes a tragic chapter in the history of the tourism industry, leaders will have to find ways to rebuild the industry and to increase both the number of people travelling and regain profitability.

By Dr Peter E. Tarlow 7 Dec 2020

International Tourism Film Festival Africa celebrates first official awards ceremony
International Tourism Film Festival Africa celebrates first official awards ceremony

On Friday, 27 November, the International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) was finally able to celebrate its first official awards ceremony of The Lockdown Edition of the ITFFA 2020 at the Radisson Red Hotel, V&A Waterfront...

3 Dec 2020

Planning a road trip in a pandemic? 11 tips for before you leave, on the road and when you arrive
Planning a road trip in a pandemic? 11 tips for before you leave, on the road and when you arrive

Following these simple steps can help to keep your holiday memorable in the best possible way...

By Thea van de Mortel 1 Dec 2020

World Travel Awards announces 2020 World category winners
World Travel Awards announces 2020 World category winners

Winners include Maldives, Portugal, Lisbon and The Algarve...

30 Nov 2020

Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up
Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up

Airline health advice has so far mostly focused on staying hydrated and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is free hand masks, hand sanitiser and more space between passengers...

By Ramon Zenel Shaban and Cristina Sotomayor-Castill 24 Nov 2020

Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancement
Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancement

With world arrivals forecast to be down 50% by the end of 2020, the global travel supply chain is under immense pressure...

19 Nov 2020

How to plan successful e-conferences during and after the Covid-19 pandemic
How to plan successful e-conferences during and after the Covid-19 pandemic

Academics and others concerned with benefitting from peer professional collaboration can use Covid-19 disruptions as an opportunity to improve conferences through smart design...

By Caleb Wellum, Anne Pasek and Emily Roehl 18 Nov 2020

World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winners
World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winners

World Travel Awards - the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism - has unveiled its Africa 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Africa Winners Day.

9 Nov 2020

Travel industry prepares to do business at WTM Virtual
Travel industry prepares to do business at WTM Virtual

Travel and tourism professionals from around the world will reconnect with vital business partners this week at WTM Virtual...

9 Nov 2020

Radisson launches new brand, signs 10 hotels across EMEA region
Radisson launches new brand, signs 10 hotels across EMEA region

A number of hotels have already joined Radisson Individuals in the UK and Asia with additional properties in discussions in Italy, Germany, Russia and beyond...

23 Oct 2020

Explore an active volcano on Reunion Island now that it is open for travel
Explore an active volcano on Reunion Island now that it is open for travel

Ryan Enslin reminisces about connecting with Mother Nature on Piton de la Fournaise, an active volcano, in Reunion Island, now that it is open and welcoming visitors...

By Ryan Enslin 20 Oct 2020

Transforming the VR experience in hospitality
Transforming the VR experience in hospitality

Singapore-based, VResorts has launched a virtual reality booking platform, which enables travellers to choose their destinations and purchase their vacations from within the virtual reality space...

15 Oct 2020

Research points to low risk for Covid-19 transmission inflight
Research points to low risk for Covid-19 transmission inflight

"The risk of a passenger contracting Covid-19 while onboard appears very low. With only 44 identified potential cases of flight-related transmission among 1.2 billion travellers..."

15 Oct 2020

Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industry
Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industry

The slow recovery in air travel will see the airline industry continuing to burn through cash at an average rate of $5 to $6bn per month in 2021.

7 Oct 2020

Your guide for travel to SA amid Covid-19
Your guide for travel to SA amid Covid-19

A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test certificate not older than 72 hours and travel insurance are just some of the requirements for travellers to South Africa upon arrival on the country's shores.

5 Oct 2020

How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector
How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector

A significant number of Chinese tourists spend large sums on luxury items, such as designer clothes and accessories, when they travel overseas...

By Xiaoqing Chen and Carol Zhang 1 Oct 2020

Five ways to make your holidays more sustainable
Five ways to make your holidays more sustainable

Here's how to travel with purpose and be a more responsible tourist...

By Brendan Paddison and Karla Boluk 18 Sep 2020

SA's tourism sector promises to keep travellers safe as borders set to open
SA's tourism sector promises to keep travellers safe as borders set to open

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the country's borders would open to international travellers under the strictest conditions, the South African tourism sector has promised to keep these incoming travellers safe...

17 Sep 2020

How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefit
How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefit

Secretary-General of UN World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili's shares his thoughts on how African tourism destinations can lead in recovery efforts...

By Zurab Pololikashvili 7 Sep 2020

Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship
Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship

Smaller countries have been competing for tourists for years. New remote work visas suggest they are now competing for citizens...

By Dave Cook 7 Sep 2020

Religious tourism has been hit hard in the pandemic as sites close and pilgrimages are put on hold
Religious tourism has been hit hard in the pandemic as sites close and pilgrimages are put on hold

As religious sites put pilgrimages on hold, a whole industry in travel, transport and accommodation takes a hit...

By Faizan Ali and Cihan Cobanoglu 28 Aug 2020

Residents of Lamu, Kenya, accuse the government of ignoring their concerns and going ahead with the construction of a huge port. TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images
Review of nine African 'blue economy' projects shows what works and what doesn't

Africa has 38 coastal countries and six islands whose maritime industry is estimated to be worth $1trn per year. This figure will increase as they develop their offshore hydrocarbon, energy, tourism, maritime transport, shipping and fishing sectors...

By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 12 Aug 2020

Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on
Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

By Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020



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