WTAAA statement on the effects of COVID-19 on the travel industry

WTAAA statement on the effects of COVID-19 on the travel industry 1

World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA) prompts governments globally to provide needed financial resources supporting consumers, travel agencies and the air travel channel as a whole. Brussels Belgium, 13 April 2020 – Representing 67 countries and markets worldwide and the voice of the global travel agency community, the World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA) is […]

Etihad Airways announces additional special passenger flights

Etihad Airways has announced a series of special passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, Dublin, London Heathrow, Tokyo Narita and Zurich, in addition to those previously published. Etihad Airways has been operating special flights which have allowed passengers stranded in the UAE due to COVID-19 restrictions, the opportunity to return home. The flights also […]

Emirates announces limited passenger flights to more cities

Emirates is planning to operate passenger services to Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, Chicago, Tunis, Algiers and Kabul in addition to the already commenced operation to London and Frankfurt. These services will facilitate residents and visitors wishing to return home. Passengers will be able to book directly on emirates.com or via their travel agent. Only citizens of the destination country […]

Tourism Industry Recovery Plan by South African Tourism

South African Tourism on 9 April hosted the first session of its three-part webinar series to discuss a recovery plan for the tourism sector. The panellists – Suzanne Bayly-Coupe of Classic Portfolios, Chris Mears of African Travel and Tourism Association, Graham Wood of Sun International and Elmar Conradie of FlySafair – provided invaluable insights that […]

Warning of fraudulent email in Gauteng

Should you receive a mailer with the subject PAYMENT FOR COVID 19, sent by Head of Finance, Gauteng, please do not respond or click on any links. It has been confirmed by Gauteng Government that this is a fraudulent email.