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Friday, 17 July 2020 13:05

Tourism career hopes need to be reignited

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To attract new entrants to the tourism and hospitality sector, the approach to higher education needs to change to ensure ongoing trust in the sector and fuel the hope that…
"Having been established in the United Kingdom since 2006 as a "traditional"marketing and represenation company we felt we need to change with the times and expand our service offering" says,…
"Having been established in the United Kingdom since 2006 as a "traditional"marketing and represenation company we felt we need to change with the times and expand our service offering" says,…
Monday, 22 June 2020 10:19

Rwanda reopens for tourism

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The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced the reopening of tourism activities, with international charter flights resuming on Wednesday (June 17).“Rwanda’s tourism industry is adapting to create a safe environment…
Monday, 22 June 2020 10:17

Hotel major to take over three iconic properties

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Tsogo Sun Hotels is to take over the Mount Grace in Magaliesburg, the Edward in Durban and the Protea Hotel Hazyview in Mpumalanga and is committed to their long-term sustainability,…
Monday, 22 June 2020 10:15

E-visas a step closer, but not close enough

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The long-awaited implementation of South Africa’s e-visa programme has been and will continue to be, a barrier to tourism growth. Government has outlined a way forward but timelines remain vague.Amanda…
Understanding the need for more wide-open spaces and social distancing in the future of travel, Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris has created the Africa Re-Imagined package. This exclusive journey begins…
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 14:01

Majority of clients opt to postpone safari trips

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While 34.3% of safari operators have seen cancellations on bookings in southern and East Africa for this year, since the outbreak of COVID-19, the majority (65.7%) have seen their clients…
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 13:59

Level 3 lockdown - biz travel only

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While most sectors of the economy will open – including logistics, manufacturing, trade, wholesale and e-commerce – at level three of South Africa’s lockdown on June 1, tourism is still…
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 13:58

Coping with COVID: Gondwana stays positive

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Gondwana Collection Namibia is upbeat about tourism recovery post-COVID-19, and remains committed to its guests, staff, the local community and the environment.At Namibia’s present Stage 2 of lockdown, guests have…
Days after President John Magufuli announced the reopening Tanzania’s airspace to scheduled and non-scheduled international flights, the first charter flight with Greek tourists landed at Kilimanjaro International Airport late last week.From today…
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 13:40

Zim focuses on tourism recovery plan

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The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is drafting a 'destination Zimbabwe tourism recovery plan' to facilitate the recovery of the tourism sector post-COVID-19.It plans to roll out several campaigns to market…
Monday, 25 May 2020 09:51

Zim extends lockdown indefinitely

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Zimbabwe’s nationwide lockdown, intended to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been extended indefinitely.President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, highlighted that the country needed to ease out of the lockdown “in a…
Monday, 25 May 2020 09:50

COVID-19 fast-tracks digitised airports

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The aviation industry has had to speed up implementation of the technology envisaged for airports of the future, to make air travel safe during COVID-19.Contactless check-ins, digital IDs, and apps…
Monday, 25 May 2020 09:48

Level 3 lockdown - biz travel only

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While most sectors of the economy will open – including logistics, manufacturing, trade, wholesale and e-commerce – at level three of South Africa’s lockdown on June 1, tourism is still…
Saturday, 23 May 2020 11:55

SATOA - Free destination focused webinar

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SATOA had the pleasure to organise three destination-focused webinars during the month of April & May. These webinars were offered to its members where they had the opportunity to showcase…
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 10:04

Tourism SME body lobbies for tourism trading guarantee

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Seeza Tourism SME Network – a national body that helps facilitate market access for small tourism businesses – has called for the urgent establishment of an SME-focused tourism trading guarantee…
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 10:03

Cape Town to assist tourism businesses in recovery

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The City of Cape Town and Cape Town Tourism (CTT) have included a Business Incubation Programme – targeted at small, medium and micro enterprises – in their plans for a…
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 10:01

What post-COVID air travel will look like

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When air travel eventually resumes it is unlikely to look as it did pre-COVID-19. So what in the passenger’s experience will change?Linden Birns, MD of Plane Talking, told Tourism Update’s sister publication, Travel…
With projections that domestic flights will only return by December and international and regional borders will only reopen by early next year, key tourism stakeholders have emphasised that the travel…
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 09:56

Urgent tourism recovery intervention needed – survey

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A total of 43% of South African tourism businesses have already placed their staff on leave of absence and 50% have made staff redundant since the start of the global…
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