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The Blue Train suspends services in response to Covid-19
The Blue Train suspends services in response to Covid-19

The Blue Train has suspended its services in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The suspension, which will be in effect until 30 April 2020, comes after a risk assessment done by the operations team early this week...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 23 Mar 2020

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SAA suspends regional flights

Subsequent to suspending all international flights, South African Airways (SAA) has also announced the suspension of regional flights...

23 Mar 2020

If we rally together as a nation, we can stop the spread of Covid -19
If we rally together as a nation, we can stop the spread of Covid -19

A message of hope from the Brand SA chief executive...

Issued by Brand South Africa 20 Mar 2020

#Covid19: Procure Travel Africa postponed until 2021
#Covid19: Procure Travel Africa postponed until 2021

"South Africans and South African companies are, and always have been, resilient but the reality is that we have no real knowledge of how the virus will develop."

20 Mar 2020

Make Ocean Eleven luxury guesthouse your Hermanus homebase
Make Ocean Eleven luxury guesthouse your Hermanus homebase

Perched beside the calm Hermanus sea, you're guaranteed an ocean view and the sound of seabirds calling, as well as the promise of whale-sighting depending on the time of year, as Hermanus is known to offer the best land-based whale-watching in the world...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Mar 2020

First SA black-owned wine lab launched
First SA black-owned wine lab launched

Through its financial support and mentoring, Spier Wine Farm has assisted former employee, Merecia Smith, launch South Africa's first black-owned wine analysis laboratory...

19 Mar 2020

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Covid-19 regulations limit alcohol sale hours

Government gazetted regulations on the national state of disaster have directed that taverns, restaurants and clubs must be closed by 6pm...

19 Mar 2020

Restaurants can play a crucial role in the fight against Covid-19
Restaurants can play a crucial role in the fight against Covid-19

"Restaurants are quintessentially community serving and as such should play an active role in contributing to an overall preventative effort while continuing to serve its customers."

19 Mar 2020

Airlines feel the brunt of Covid-19 travel bans
Airlines feel the brunt of Covid-19 travel bans

The bill for the global economic impact of Covid-19 is mounting fast and one area of industry that is being hit particularly hard is the aviation sector. The International Air Transportation Authority (IATA) has estimated the global cost to the aviation sector to be as much as $113bn.

19 Mar 2020

Table Mountain Cableway closes amid coronavirus pandemic
Table Mountain Cableway closes amid coronavirus pandemic

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) will be closed to all visitors until after Easter, or until greater clarity is given on the management and containment of the virus...

19 Mar 2020

Savour Hemel-en-Aarde's harmoniously matched food and wine at Creation Wine Estate
Savour Hemel-en-Aarde's harmoniously matched food and wine at Creation Wine Estate

Hermanus is known as a whale-watcher's haven, but wine-lovers have ample reason to visit this sleepy hollow on the Walker Bay Wine Route, starting with Creation Wine Estate in the heavenly Hemel-en-Aarde Valley...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Mar 2020

Travellers urged to check Covid-19 health notices
Travellers urged to check Covid-19 health notices

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has advised South African citizens who are travelling to be aware of the health risks.

18 Mar 2020

6 brands that have handled the Covid-19 crisis well
6 brands that have handled the Covid-19 crisis well

Let's look at brands that have handled the Covid-19 outbreak like leaders...

Issued by HKLM 18 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Passenger liner under investigation in Cape Town
Covid-19: Passenger liner under investigation in Cape Town

The Transnet National Ports Authority has confirmed that two vessels in the Port of Cape Town are being held off port limits after a crew member on board one of the vessels began to exhibit symptoms of Covid-19...

18 Mar 2020

The Dark Kitchen introduces JHB to a virtual, delivery-only restaurant
The Dark Kitchen introduces JHB to a virtual, delivery-only restaurant

Veteran restaurateur Larry Hodes - the owner of Calexico at 44 Stanley, Arbour Café and Voodoo Lily - is introducing South Africa to a virtual, cloud and delivery-only restaurant, The Dark Kitchen...

17 Mar 2020

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SA Tourism takes decisive action to combat Covid-19

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the nation yesterday on measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has confirmed that the tourism industry will play its role in effecting these measures.

16 Mar 2020

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Update on financial impact of Covid-19 on the global airline industry

IATA sees 2020 global revenue losses for the passenger business of between $63bn and $113bn...

16 Mar 2020

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SAP offers solutions to ease Covid-19 impact on supply chain, business travel

As safety and well-being issues dominate global news headlines in the wake of the spread of Covid-19, SAP has announced it is opening up free access to two of its leading applications to assist businesses grappling with the effects of the coronavirus...

16 Mar 2020

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#Coronavirus: Satsa responds to travel ban to and from selected countries

The "extraordinary measures" decision taken by the South African government today to "reduce the impact of coronavirus" will have dire results for South Africa's inbound tourism private-sector and its international partners...

16 Mar 2020

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#Coronavirus: Asata supports SA government-imposed travel restrictions

"We respect and understand the decision taken by the South African government to stem the spread of the virus by banning travel to and from certain destinations."

16 Mar 2020

Africa Travel Week, WTM Africa and ILTM Africa 2020 cancelled
Africa Travel Week, WTM Africa and ILTM Africa 2020 cancelled

Reed Exhibitions Africa has confirmed that Africa Travel Week, which comprises of World Travel Market Africa and International Luxury Travel Market Africa will now be postponed following the escalation of COVID-19 Coronavirus around the world...

13 Mar 2020

Is taking a bleisure trip in your own country worth it?
Is taking a bleisure trip in your own country worth it?

South Africa has become a popular bleisure destination for international business travellers, but are South Africans taking advantage of the experience their own country offers?

12 Mar 2020

Singita Kwitonda Lodge features on Travel + Leisure's 2020 It List
Singita Kwitonda Lodge features on Travel + Leisure's 2020 It List

Opened in August 2019, the lodge, named after a legendary silverback gorilla, is set on 178 acres on the edge of Volcanoes National Park, with which it shares a 1.2km border...

12 Mar 2020

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Paarl, Wellington to host 2020 Absa Cape Epic

PAARL AND WELLINGTON TO HOST THE WORLD'S BIGGEST MTB STAGE RACE

12 Mar 2020

It's time to Explore More!
It's time to Explore More!

City Lodge Hotel Group has launched Explore More, a month-long promotion valid from 18 March to 3 May 2020 (inclusive), in which guests can save up to 40% on their stay...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 12 Mar 2020

4 ACSA airports awarded global service quality accolades
4 ACSA airports awarded global service quality accolades

"Delivering a better customer experience is an important business strategy in an increasingly competitive airport industry."

11 Mar 2020

Loadshedding hits the unprepared in retail and hospitality
Loadshedding hits the unprepared in retail and hospitality

Eskom's ongoing loadshedding has disrupted the daily operations of many retailers and businesses within South Africa's hospitality industry, states research conducted by customer experience specialists nlighten.

11 Mar 2020

To be sold: Amanzingwe Lodge
To be sold: Amanzingwe Lodge

Amanzingwe: Lodge, restaurant, conference centre, wedding chapels and spa. 49.5 hectares, 48 rooms, two chapels and much more, is to be sold by appointed liquidators...

Issued by Amanzingwe Holdings 11 Mar 2020

Radisson Hotels to reduce single-use plastics globally
Radisson Hotels to reduce single-use plastics globally

The Radisson Hotel Group is set to launch a global roll-out plan of plastic reduction - including the introduction of bulk amenities in all hotels across the group's portfolio by 2022...

11 Mar 2020

What corporate travel buyers can do about Covid-19
What corporate travel buyers can do about Covid-19

At the start of the new year and new decade, Covit-19 introduced new challenges to the travel industry, wreaking economic and social havoc around the world...

10 Mar 2020

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