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Covid-19 regulations for OSV Operators
Covid-19 regulations for OSV Operators

The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has published the amended Risk Adjusted Strategy for Tourism Facilities, Services and Products to include the regulations for Guided Tour Operators which includes Overland Safari Vehicle (OSV) Operators.

3 days ago

Car rentals on the road again with superior safety precautions
Car rentals on the road again with superior safety precautions

Thanks to stringent lockdown measures, South African travel's been at an all-time low. Yet, as these sweeping regulations are eased, car rental agencies aren't taking any chances.

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 6 Aug 2020

#ServeUsPlease to host funeral procession mourning death of hospitality
#ServeUsPlease to host funeral procession mourning death of hospitality

The #ServeUsPlease Movement will take to the streets on Thursday, 6 August at 5pm in a walking funeral procession to mourn the death of the hospitality industry.

Issued by LWBC 6 Aug 2020

South Africa prepares for the ultimate re-opening of tourism
South Africa prepares for the ultimate re-opening of tourism

Inbound international travel might still be a way off for South African tourism, but at last there's light at the end of the tunnel.

Issued by SA Airlines 6 Aug 2020

SA's tourism community celebrates 31 women in tourism this August
SA's tourism community celebrates 31 women in tourism this August

This August, South Africa's Tourism community celebrates 31 stories of 31 women in tourism, as the heart of an #IAmTourism campaign to highlight the important role that women play in the tourism industry and the extent to which their livelihoods have been impacted by the pandemic.

6 Aug 2020

TBCSA, partners launch new Covid-19 protocols safety app
TBCSA, partners launch new Covid-19 protocols safety app

Through a multi-stakeholder partnership, the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA), has launched a tourism and hospitality industry application, Opus4business App. The app will aid in the safe reopening of the industry by training business owners on the safe implementation of the Covid-19 tourism safety protocols.

6 Aug 2020

Tintswalo goes digital with new guest app
Tintswalo goes digital with new guest app

Tintswalo is embracing the digital age with a new contactless app. The app drives a 'touchless' travel experience to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 virus transmission that may be associated with physical interaction between guests and staff.

6 Aug 2020

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SA Express employees engage Uprise.Africa to help save the airline

South African Express (SAX) and its employees have engaged an equity funding platform, Uprise.Africa, to assist in raising the capital needed to save the airline. "Liquidating SAX translates into slicing through the very artery that feeds the minor towns and cities in SA, and closing the gateway to our more rural areas," said SAX spokesperson Michael Hlatshwayo in a statement.

5 Aug 2020

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SANParks accommodation opens to intra-provincial residents

South African National Parks (SANParks) will be opening its acommodation facilities, in the majority of its parks, as of 14 August 2020. Guided Overland Safari Vehicles (OSVs) will be permitted as soon as the regulations pertaining to their operations are gazetted.

5 Aug 2020

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Tourism announces beneficiaries of tourism relief fund

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has made public the list of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) who benefited through the much-needed tourism relief funding.

5 Aug 2020

Unpacking SA's new Border Management Authority Act
Unpacking SA's new Border Management Authority Act

Up until now, South Africa's border management, which includes the tasks of securing the country's borders and protecting its national interests, has been managed by multiple organs of state. Despite this multiparty involvement, border management has been an ongoing challenge, and has resulted in increasing levels of cross-border crime. The trade in illicit cigarettes, for example, is one of the many cross-border crimes that South Africa has had to deal with in recent years, with such trade increasing during the national lockdown. On 21 July 2020, however, and after many years of deliberation, the Border Management Authority Act 2 of 2020 came into force.

By Virusha Subban and Prenisha Govender 4 Aug 2020

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CPT Tourism, Namola safety app partner to give visitors and locals peace of mind

As part of its TravelWise Initiave, Cape Town Tourism has partnered with safety response app, Namola to provide visitors with educational information on health and safety, with a particular focus on responsible travel. "Safety and security in Cape Town present a serious challenge when it comes to tourism in what is a popular destination for tourists and visitors. Now more than ever during these uncertain times, travellers and locals alike need to know that, while they are out and about in Cape Town, they have quick access to an emergency operator to get help should they need to.

"We have identified Namola as our preferred partner to help visitors and locals feel safe when in Cape Town. As regulations are eased and the tourism engine slowly restarts, we remain committed to ensuring our destination is safe and ready to welcome travellers again." says Enver Duminy, CEO Cape Town Tourism.

4 Aug 2020

South Hill Vineyards' chic new houseboat is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and water babies
South Hill Vineyards' chic new houseboat is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and water babies

The recently-added houseboat accommodation option at South Hill Vineyards,a member of Cape Country Routes, in the charming Elgin Valley needs to be added to your secluded social distancing getaway list now that leisure travel has opened up.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Aug 2020

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