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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 15 hours ago

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

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Seychelles reopens to several African countries

The authorities in Seychelles have given permission for travellers from South Africa to enter Seychelles as of Monday, 19 October 2020...

19 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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IATA traveller survey reveals Covid-19 concerns

Travellers are taking precautions to protect themselves from Covid-19 with 77% saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71% avoiding large meetings and 67% having worn a facemask in public...

10 Jul 2020

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Global airline passenger demand shows slight improvement in May

African airlines passenger traffic sank 98.2% in May against improved demand worldwide...

3 Jul 2020

Covid-19, Africa's conservation and trophy hunting dilemma
Covid-19, Africa's conservation and trophy hunting dilemma

Wildlife conservation hasn't escaped the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Duan Biggs, Alexander Richard Braczkowski, Alta De Vos, Hayley Clements 30 Jun 2020

Put Mauritius top of your post-Covid-19 travel list: Touring the Aubergine Garden at LUX* Belle Mare
Put Mauritius top of your post-Covid-19 travel list: Touring the Aubergine Garden at LUX* Belle Mare

Getting used to the new normal under the coronavirus pandemic does nothing to abate the need to travel to Mauritius.

By Debbie Hathway 23 Jun 2020

Why the pleasure and meaning of mingling in bars can't be matched by a table for 2
Why the pleasure and meaning of mingling in bars can't be matched by a table for 2

If bars are forced to restrict people's movement in our post-coronavirus pandemic world, they will lose some some of their most important social functions...

By William Straw 12 Jun 2020

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Plane cabins are havens for germs. Here's how they can clean up their act

Aircraft cabins have been germ hotspots since long before this pandemic. More 'microbiology literacy' is needed among the general public for this to improve...

By Ipek Kurtböke 22 May 2020

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Emirates implements new safety measures as it resumes operations

The new measures took effect with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations...

22 May 2020

Mauritius officially Covid-19 free
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

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Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinations

Travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries...

15 May 2020

Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel
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

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