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

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

Brendan Paddison and Karla Boluk 3 days 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

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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

Rebounding from Covid-9: Understanding humans in uncertainty
Rebounding from Covid-9: Understanding humans in uncertaintyArticle

Simply put, there are realities around the return to travel that we will need to attend to. And to approach the new normal, founder and managing editor of Luxury Travel Editors, Dean McCoubreyo has proposed 'The new five Ps of travel marketing for premium brands.'

14 Sep 2020

#TourismMonth: Free access to CapeNature reserves in September
#TourismMonth: Free access to CapeNature reserves in SeptemberArticle

Western Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC Anton Bredell has encouraged locals and visitors to the province to make use of the opportunity to explore the unique heritage that belongs to all...

14 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

African organisations join TUSK in fundraising effort to protect wildlife
African organisations join TUSK in fundraising effort to protect wildlifeArticle

The economic impact on the tourism industry - a key funder of conservation in Africa, has been crippling, leaving Africa's wildlife under threat...

8 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

Using digital marketing to secure the survival of SA's travel industry
Using digital marketing to secure the survival of SA's travel industryArticle

As South Africa settles into lockdown level 2, many businesses in the hospitality and travel sectors are struggling to differentiate themselves as they compete for the limited spend of a still wary public. Incubeta specialists look at practical digital tips to help local venues attract customers...

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 holdArticle

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

Faizan Ali and Cihan Cobanoglu 28 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

5 lessons learned navigating the coronavirus crisis
5 lessons learned navigating the coronavirus crisisArticle

Empathy, humility and generosity, along with preparedness and quick action, helped ViaData, a software provider to the hard-hit tourism and travel sector, through the last few months. Managing director, Craig Byren, talks us through their top five lessons...

Craig Byren 26 Aug 2020

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Global business travel will not be killed off by coronavirus - new researchArticle

Global business travel has largely ground to a halt during the pandemic. Experts have been raising the alarm that this is the death of business travel as we know it...

Kieran Michael Conroy, Anthony McDonnell & Stefan Jooss 19 Aug 2020

South Africans take to the air again under Level 2
South Africans take to the air again under Level 2Article

President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that South Africa would move to Level 2 of the Government's Risk Adjusted Strategy has seen a number of regulations eased, including all restrictions on inter-provincial travel...

18 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

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

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

The app digitally manages the guest registration, check-in procedure and signing of indemnities...

5 Aug 2020

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SANParks accommodation opens to intra-provincial residentsArticle

As per the Minister's announcement, overnight accommodation is only permissible for residents of the various provinces that the respective National Parks are located in. Interprovincial visitors will be prohibited entry into the parks...

4 Aug 2020

SANParks welcomes relaxation of regulations
SANParks welcomes relaxation of regulationsArticle

"We appreciate that after four months of confinement, the public is keen to engage with nature. However, we are obligated to ensure that the opening of our national parks for accommodation is done under the strictest health protocols to safeguard both our staff and guests."

3 Aug 2020

Putting people first to restore traveller confidence
Putting people first to restore traveller confidenceArticle

Consistent with the message of our government, South African Tourism's key message since the Covid-19 outbreak, has been to put the preservation of human life at the centre of our response to the pandemic...

Sisa Ntshona 3 Aug 2020

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WATCH: Update on level 3 tourism-related activitiesArticle

Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane hosted a virtual media briefing earlier on relating tourism activities under the risk adjusted level 3, update on tourism relief fund and relief fund for tourist guides.

30 Jul 2020

Airline health, safety tracker launched to boost traveller confidence
Airline health, safety tracker launched to boost traveller confidenceArticle

The tool, which is free of charge highlights the safety measures being undertaken by more than 80 of the world's largest airlines...

30 Jul 2020

5 ways to help SA's hospitality industry weather the Covid-storm
5 ways to help SA's hospitality industry weather the Covid-stormArticle

Nobody could have predicted at the start of 2020, that a little-known virus called Covid-19 would be lurking on the horizon, about to deal a devastating economic blow...

30 Jul 2020

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How to capitalise on the digital retail takeoverArticle

How has Covid-19 accelerated digital shopping and what does this mean for your business?

Tyrone Van Heerden 30 Jul 2020

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Impacting lives through sustainable tourism and transformationArticle

With the gradual easing of border restrictions around the world and as countries slowly start welcoming tourists back, it goes without saying that Covid-19 has been particularly devastating on the tourism sector...

Sisa Ntshona 29 Jul 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

Tripadvisor awards FlySafair 'Best Airline in Africa and the Indian Ocean'
Tripadvisor awards FlySafair 'Best Airline in Africa and the Indian Ocean'Article

While the recent lockdowns globally and locally have stifled the travel industry, FlySafair continues to weather the storm and is presently operating 36% of the available seat capacity on the South African domestic market.

29 Jul 2020

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The importance of reliable data to reposition South Africa's tourism industryArticle

Reliable data and the smart analysis of it are key to steering the tourism industry through this time of uncertainty. But more than that, it is the blueprint for building a better road in the future and repositioning the tourism industry for sustainable success...

Emily Djock 28 Jul 2020

The importance of travelling locally
The importance of travelling locallyArticle

Clinton Thom, general manager of Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, pens why the local industry will need locals to support them as much as possible...

Clinton Thom 28 Jul 2020

Hats off (and masks on) to those on the frontline of local tourism
Hats off (and masks on) to those on the frontline of local tourismArticle

In an industry that serves almost 1,5 million of the economically active population in South Africa, and in an economy that was already ailing before the onset of Covid-19, the stakes couldn't be higher...

Ryan Enslin 27 Jul 2020

Cooking up a storm: Restaurant staff protest across South Africa
Cooking up a storm: Restaurant staff protest across South AfricaArticle

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs...

Zoë Postman, Nokulunga Majola, Ashraf Hendricks, Joseph Chirume and Lucas Nowicki 23 Jul 2020

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Radisson adds six new hotels to Africa portfolioArticle

Building on the recent announcement of its reinforced African development team structure, the announcement of the six new hotels further demonstrates the Group's commitment to the continent...

22 Jul 2020

Shamwari adopts WHO-approved Covid-19 measures for September reopening
Shamwari adopts WHO-approved Covid-19 measures for September reopeningArticle

Working with professional health and travel industry bodies, Shamwari Private Game Reserve has developed a set of safety standards to mitigate the possibility of Covid-19 virus spreading at its facilities when it reopens in September...

22 Jul 2020

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Update on the state of tourism in SAArticle

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa recent webinar, discussed and raised concerns, and solutions on the current state of the tourism industry in South Africa, ranging from UIF-TERS to agri-tourism.

21 Jul 2020

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V&A Waterfront adopts WTTC's safe travel protocolArticle

The V&A Waterfront is the first attraction in South Africa to adopt the World Travel and Tourism Council's Safe Travels stamp, which is specifically designed to address Covid-19 and similar outbreaks.

20 Jul 2020

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The tourism dilemmaArticle

As the industry looks to the domestic market to save it in the short term, we have to view this market framed within the bigger picture...

Di Brown 20 Jul 2020

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Celebrating conservation efforts at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve amidst Covid-19Article

Like with many other industries, the world over, it has taken innovation, determination, and adaptability to continue business activities...

Dr Duncan MacFadyen 20 Jul 2020

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East London, George and Kimberley airports resume operationsArticle

The East London, George and Kimberley domestic airports will resume operations on 21 July 2020, after getting the green light from the Department of Transport.

17 Jul 2020

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge ranked among top 5 resort hotels in AfricaArticle

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge has been named among the Top 5 Africa Resort Hotels in the 2020 World's Best Awards by United States magazine Travel + Leisure...

16 Jul 2020

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New report: SA's local travel industry in for a bumpy rideArticle

Cape Town Tourism has presented its Consumer Impact Report, which reflects that even once travel opens up and despite a desire to travel, it's going to take a while to recover as consumers have little to no disposable income to use on leisure travel...

16 Jul 2020

Travel agents go independent - ITC model on the rise in South Africa
Travel agents go independent - ITC model on the rise in South AfricaArticle

Even before the pandemic, we saw more travel agents choosing to become independent travel consultants in order to work independently from home - essentially running their own travel agency.

Chantal Gouws 16 Jul 2020

Treedom along the Garden Route ticks all the right travel trend boxes
Treedom along the Garden Route ticks all the right travel trend boxesArticle

Once the leisure travel industry starts to open up again, it is predicted that travellers will want to explore remote, secluded, eco-friendly and self-catering accommodation options in their own countries. One such retreat getaway is the recently-built eco-friendly Treedom Villas and Vardos in the beautiful Wilderness area along the popular Garden Route...

Ruth Cooper 15 Jul 2020

Travelport launches new Covid-19 smartpoint plugin initiative
Travelport launches new Covid-19 smartpoint plugin initiativeArticle

The tool provides detailed information on a range of topics, including lockdown rules, entry requirements and quarantine measures for travellers...

15 Jul 2020

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SAA's business rescue exit gets thumbs up from pilots' associationArticle

The approval of the business rescue plan must usher in a new era of transparency and accountability at the airline, if SAA is to succeed...

15 Jul 2020

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What the travel trends of yesterday mean for the future of travelArticle

We are travelling more, and younger and younger generations are now setting out to see the world and there is an ever-increasing desire by travellers to venture further and further...

Guy Stehlik 13 Jul 2020

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