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Fighting back: How will the hospitality and tourism industry win the war against Covid-19?
Fighting back: How will the hospitality and tourism industry win the war against Covid-19?Article

The hospitality and tourism industry in sub-Saharan Africa must adopt a new "adapt and innovate" modus operandi to meet the challenges produced by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Mark Havercroft 7 hours ago

International travel makes a return under alert level 1
International travel makes a return under alert level 1Article

South Africa will reopen its international borders on 1 October 2020...

17 Sep 2020

Fedhasa calls for private-public collaboration to boost tourism
Fedhasa calls for private-public collaboration to boost tourismArticle

"As an industry we have come together and worked tirelessly to ensure that travel is both safe and normal for our visitors and guests... It is my sincere hope that this collaboration continues and that public and private sector stakeholders work together to get South Africa's tourism, travel and hospitality community back on their feet..."

17 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 openArticle

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

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Level 1 is hereArticle

It's been a long six months, but the data is finally showing that South Africa has traversed the Covid-19 peak, and the infection rate is holding steady enough for the country to move to level 1 restrictions...

17 Sep 2020

Residential property shift sees sellers extend buying pool internationally
Residential property shift sees sellers extend buying pool internationallyArticle

With no international travel permitted during the Covid-19 lockdown, properties in sought-after areas such as Camp's Bay and the Atlantic seaboard are now listed at a steal, says Grant Smee, MD of Only Realty...

16 Sep 2020

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Switching on the corporate aspect of travel for economic growthArticle

With the release last week of South Africa's GDP Q2 figures and President Cyril Ramaphosa's calls for a quick and bold plan to place South Africa on a "rapid growth trajectory", a spotlight is shone on tourism as the sector with the greatest potential to reignite South Africa's economy, sustainably...

16 Sep 2020

TBCSA appeals to government to reopen international boarders safely
TBCSA appeals to government to reopen international boarders safelyArticle

As a top export earner and high employment creator for low to semi-skilled workers, tourism has the best potential to reignite South Africa's economy quickly. International tourism can reopen safely, but it requires an enabling environment, which includes the reopening of international borders, an improved visa regime, air access and better safety for tourists...

9 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 citizenshipArticle

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

Dave Cook 7 Sep 2020

South African interprovincial travel soars after restrictions are lifted
South African interprovincial travel soars after restrictions are liftedArticle

It's been a long haul for South Africa as we've struggled to flatten the curve and still keep going somehow. Now, with the recent lifting of many restrictions, people are heading out in their numbers to enjoy everything the country has to offer...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 3 Sep 2020

SA wins bid to host the 59th ICCA's global hybrid experience conference
SA wins bid to host the 59th ICCA's global hybrid experience conferenceArticle

Attendees, partners and the general public can join in the host destination Kaohsiung, virtually or in one of ICCA's seven regional hubs; Cape Town, Kuching, Latin America, Luxembourg, Malaga, North America, Riyadh...

2 Sep 2020

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CPT Tourism, CoCT host webinar exploring the 'next normal' for tourismArticle

Cape Town Town and the City of Cape Town recently hosted a webinar detailing where tourism as an industry has come from, the way forward and the plans that are in place to help visitors, industry players and residents of Cape Town through the "next normal" way of playing, living and working...

31 Aug 2020

Trade shows and travel to Africa: What South Africa's top source markets reveal
Trade shows and travel to Africa: What South Africa's top source markets revealArticle

Keen visitors from around the world are hampered by travel advisories, insurance and air access says Africa Travel Week...

Chelsey Hale 27 Aug 2020

Over 60% of students to return to campus
Over 60% of students to return to campusArticle

A maximum of 66% of students will be allowed to return to university campuses, in line with the country's shift to Level 2 of the national lockdown...

27 Aug 2020

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5 ways hoteliers can fight back in this time of Covid-19Article

When it comes to inter-provincial leisure travel under the recent national lockdown regulations, how quickly will the hospitality industry be able to bounce back?

24 Aug 2020

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SA moves to Level 2 regulationsArticle

South Africa will move to Level 2 of the national lockdown at midnight tonight, five months after President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster to combat Covid-19...

17 Aug 2020

Shifting the focus to the local tourist market
Shifting the focus to the local tourist marketArticle

Traditionally, the tourism industry has focused on attracting international guests and charging in foreign currency, but Covid-19 has changed all that....

12 Aug 2020

The struggles of a local travel startup
The struggles of a local travel startupArticle

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the tourism industry has been brought to a standstill leaving this entrepreneur with limited options.

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Aug 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cape Wine Master Winnie Bowman on women winemakers and the state of the SA wine industry
Cape Wine Master Winnie Bowman on women winemakers and the state of the SA wine industryArticle

Ahead of Women's Day on Sunday, August 9, Bowman talks about how the alcohol ban has seriously damaged an already frail wine industry and how much styles and trends have changed in recent years...

Janine Greenleaf Walker 3 Aug 2020

IATA: International travel recovery delayed as lockdown remains
IATA: International travel recovery delayed as lockdown remainsArticle

Recovery is expected to be delayed by at least one year, with global passenger traffic not returning to 2019 pre-Covid-19 levels until 2024...

29 Jul 2020

Appealing to the youth market: Why younger travellers will lead SA's tourism recovery
Appealing to the youth market: Why younger travellers will lead SA's tourism recoveryArticle

As South Africa's travel and tourism sector contemplates the future, it's clear that the country will need to appeal to intrepid, adventurous and more socially- and environmentally-conscious travellers - with the 18-34 category at the heart of its post-Covid recovery...

Tim Louw 28 Jul 2020

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Government hopeful to issue 15-year rights to small-scale fishersArticle

Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Barbara Creecy, says she is hopeful that the department will issue 15-year fishing rights to small-scale fishers in the Western Cape...

27 Jul 2020

Researchers are central to any country’s science preparedness, especially in the face of pandemics.
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Africa's research capacity is growing. That's good news for pandemic response effortsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has put global emergency preparedness under sharp scrutiny. It's also placed national health systems' capacity to predict and respond to major emergencies under the microscope...

Sam Kinyanjui & Sharon Fonn 24 Jul 2020

Tourism recovery plan to be submitted to cabinet next month
Tourism recovery plan to be submitted to cabinet next monthArticle

"Working together with various stakeholders we have put together the tourism recovery plan and we are in the final stages of consultation and we will within the month of August submit the plan for cabinet for approval."

22 Jul 2020

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Radisson Hotels welcomes back guests in South AfricaArticle

With the gradual ease of restrictions in South Africa, the countries Radisson Hotels are welcoming back guests and conference attendees in line with the South African government's directive...

14 Jul 2020

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Everyone needs to plan for the next disasterArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic might be easing around the world, and with any luck, will be in our rear-view mirror before too long. However, there are lessons to be learned for the future. One lesson, is that even households need to do scenario planning...

13 Jul 2020

The new normal of business travel: What to expect and how to prepare
The new normal of business travel: What to expect and how to prepareArticle

For the past few months, most companies have focused their energy on how to adapt to a remote work environment and keep the business moving forward. But, what happens when shelter-in-place restrictions are eased and people head back to the office which, for road warriors, means taking to the sky?

Angelique Montalto 6 Jul 2020

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Covid-19 calls for balance strategy for technical auditsArticle

Engineering projects face a growing range of audits, assessment and monitoring, but will Covid-19 restrictions on movement make it difficult for consultants to carry out this vital work?

3 Jul 2020

A glimmer of hope for how accommodation providers can adapt
A glimmer of hope for how accommodation providers can adaptArticle

While there is some serious lobbying to open South Africa to international travel as soon as September this year, health and safety concerns, although gradually lessening, still overshadow discretionary travel...

26 Jun 2020

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6 reasons why travel agents are not yet obsolete in 2020Article

Being a travel advisor has not been the most lucrative enterprise in 2020, but that doesn't mean the profession has become obsolete. On the contrary, it has never been more pertinent.

22 Jun 2020

CapeWine 2021 postponed
CapeWine 2021 postponedArticle

Exports are still slower than expected due to the port in Cape Town struggling to cope with the demand. This has had a huge impact on Wines of South Africa's income, which is directly linked to exports, and also on the financial situation of many producers...

18 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 is underscoring the vulnerable lives of Kenya's artisanal gemstone minersArticle

In a country like Kenya, artisanal and small-scale mining represents a significant proportion of gemstone mining. Taita Taveta County is the largest producer of gemstones, with artisanal and small-scale mining accounting for over 60% of its annual production...

Judy N Muthuri 18 Jun 2020

South Africa tops travellers' post-Covid wishlists
South Africa tops travellers' post-Covid wishlistsArticle

Where will you be heading on your first post-Covid travel adventure? Research shows that most people will be going south when this all blows over...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 17 Jun 2020

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Tourism KZN's SMME online workshops open for registrationArticle

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal is running a series of online workshops for small tourism enterprises on recovery strategies and effective measures required to operate during the pandemic...

15 Jun 2020

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Lufthansa completes successful repatriation flight from Cape TownArticle

In addition, the flight also carried South African nationals that were permitted by the embassy to enter their intended destination for the purpose of work, study, to take up permanent residency or to receive medical treatment abroad...

9 Jun 2020

OOH - Determining the trends
OOH - Determining the trendsArticle

Dave McKenzie, founder and CEO of BOO! Surprising Media Solution, shares a few thoughts related to the future of OOH in South Africa...

Dave McKenzie 2 Jun 2020

Covid-19 swings the spotlight back onto emerging countries' debt
Covid-19 swings the spotlight back onto emerging countries' debtArticle

While the focus so far has been mainly on China, Europe and the United States, the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic are likely to be even more severe for emerging economies...

1 Jun 2020

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#Level3Lockdown: What business travellers can expectArticle

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...

1 Jun 2020

Cape Town Tourism wins top spot in international film awards
Cape Town Tourism wins top spot in international film awardsArticle

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

Pitch perfect or tone deaf, how are you talking to your clients?
Pitch perfect or tone deaf, how are you talking to your clients?Article

There will be no return to normal...

Di Brown 26 May 2020

SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourism
SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourismArticle

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...

17 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Online connectivity, the network and stakeholder engagement tool of the future
#LockdownLessons: Online connectivity, the network and stakeholder engagement tool of the futureArticle

Solly Moeng, Founder & Convenor of The Africa Brand Summit, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 14 May 2020

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South Africa's Covid-19 strategy needs updating: here's why and howArticle

Decision-making at the early stages of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (the coronavirus causing Covid-19) was constrained by a paucity of medical evidence and epidemiological data...

Imraan Valodia, Alex van den Heever, Lucy Allais, Martin Veller, Shabir Madhi & Willem Venter 14 May 2020

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IATA: Governments to reconsider air travel quarantine measuresArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) latest analysis shows that the damage to air travel from Covid-19 extends into the medium-term, with long-haul and international travel being the most severely impacted...

14 May 2020

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Event marketing and Covid 19: Navigating the digital divide is the new reality (albeit virtual)Article

The digital age has caught up to us in so many ways, and for companies that have not embraced its potential, there is just a short window within which to re-strategise with a greater opportunity to connect with an audience that was previously out of reach...

Melissa Bender 12 May 2020

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