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Friday, 03 April 2020 14:31

Drop in non-African foreign travellers in Jan 2020

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According to the latest figures by Statistics South Africa, January saw a decrease in the number of foreign travellers, excluding those from African countries, with a total of 227 370 compared…
Friday, 03 April 2020 14:27

French Embassy’s call to citizens in SA

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SATSA has shared a message from the French Ambassador, Aurélien Lechevallier, to any French non-resident citizens who might still find themselves stuck in South Africa and neighbouring countries.“In this unprecedented international…
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:27

Update: Contact details for Brits in SA

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The British High Commissioner in South Africa, Nigel Casey, has provided more information to British travellers stuck in South Africa during the lockdown.The British Consul General is engaging urgently with South…
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:25

Botswana to implement lockdown

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The President of Botswana, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, today (March 31) declared a State of Public Emergency that includes Botswana going into a nationwide lockdown from midnight on April 2.“Where the President…
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:23

Angola looks to attract tourists

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The town of Cuito Cuanavale in Angola is hoping to attract tourists in the future as it celebrates 32 years since the battle of the same name.A memorial to the…
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:21

Hotels to operate as quarantine facilities

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Following an exemption from lockdown regulations, several hotels remain operational as tourists from high-risk countries are being quarantined in hotels across the country.Despite being barred from regular operation, under the…
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:16

SAA to repatriate tourists stranded in SA

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SAA is engaging with a number of countries to repatriate foreign tourists stranded in South Africa since the country went into lockdown, confirms Louise Brugman, spokesperson for SAA’s rescue practitioners, Les Matuson and Siviwe…
Monday, 30 March 2020 09:29

West Coast to stay #tourismstrong

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“Postpone, don’t cancel!” is the message in West Coast Way’s statement announcing that its attractions will be closed for the duration of the lockdown.“We are encouraging travellers to postpone their journey…
Airlink is no longer accepting 083 coupons issued to customers by SAA, and the coupons are now non-refundable, posing a problem for agents and tour operators.Angela Matthews, Owner and Director…
Monday, 30 March 2020 09:27

Kenya selects hotels for quarantining visitors

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Kenya has taken further measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by selecting 86 hotels across the country to use as designated facilities to quarantine visitors for 14 days.The names…
Monday, 30 March 2020 09:26

COVID-19 Updates: Botswana and Zambia

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The President of Zambia, Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, announced yesterday (March 25), that the government would launch phase one of its plan to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 – which includes…
Monday, 30 March 2020 09:23

SATSA advocates for relief for tourism sector

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Tourism association, SATSA, is advocating for the “best possible relief” for its members as a result of the negative impact the global COVID-19 pandemic has had on the sector.“This is…
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 12:24

Craft and safari tour launched in Eswatini

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Tour operator, Sense Africa, has introduced its new Craft and Safari Tour in Eswatini from September 24 to October 3.The creative tour will take guests on safaris through Mlilwane Wildlife…
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 12:23

The Mother City scores big in MICE

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Cape Town has been chosen to host the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) World Congress in 2024, following the city’s recently awarded accolade as the top MICE destination in…
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 12:22

African trade show to continue with precautions in place

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In the wake of the cancellation of ITB Berlin (scheduled to start this week) due to concerns about coronavirus, Reed Exhibitions South Africa has advised that there are no plans…
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 12:20

Rwanda set to host Commonwealth Youth Forum

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Five hundred young people from across the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to confront some of the biggest challenges facing the world at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting…
Tourism industry organisations are urging everyone in the industry to speak as “one voice” to ensure the message that “South Africa remains open for business” amid the outbreak of the…
Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris have developed a travel for exploration and conservation package. It is a self-drive adventure through South Africa that makes your travel matter!  Along the way…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 05:11

Cape Town welcomes more BA flights

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British Airways plans to add two extra weekly flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Cape Town (CPT), starting January 10, 2021, and three more flights between London Heathrow and CPT…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 05:10

New safari camp to launch in Mara Triangle

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A new safari camp, owned by luxury safari brand Angama, is launching in Kenya’s Mara Triangle.Angama Safari Camp is open from early July until the end of September, with October…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 05:08

Rising Zambezi water levels boost tourism activities

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Water levels on the Zambezi River continue to rise, boosting tourism activities for suppliers who depend on high water levels in the region.White-water rafting, Victoria Falls viewing, helicopter flights, river…
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