Webinar: Unpacking SMME Relief Packages, Focus on SA Tourism Fund

SA Tourism is undertaking the process of undertaking the process of compiling a Tourism Recovery Plan. As such, SA Tourism will host a series of webinars in order to engage with the tourism industry with solutions, scenarios and a way forward which will form part of this recovery plan. There will be three sessions in […]

COVID-19: Flying with KLM – ‘Social distancing’ and other measures on board

Flight and aircraft handling is regarded as vital processes by the Dutch Government. This means that the government believes that aviation is essential to society and that the continuity of flight operations is, therefore, a priority. The guidelines for events and gathering, therefore, do not apply to aviation. For airlines, flying during the corona crisis […]

COVID-19 impacts global passport strength

With global travel almost at a standstill, the latest results of the Henley Passport Index offer disturbing insight into the indiscriminate havoc caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its inception in 2006, the index has provided the authoritative annual ranking of global passport strength. Travel freedom has increased dramatically over the period — in 2006, a citizen […]

Thailand extends incoming flight ban to 18 April

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has extended a ban on all commercial flights to Thailand until April 18 to support the country’s campaign to contain the coronavirus. Thailand had banned passenger flights from Saturday, 4 April to Monday 6 April. Hours before the order expired, the aviation regulator issued another announcement extending the ban […]