South African Tourism – Industry Recovery Plan Webinars – Webinar 2

South African Tourism is undertaking the process of compiling a Tourism Recovery Plan for the sector. As such, they have created a series of webinars in order to engage the Tourism Industry on solutions, scenarios, and a way forward which will form part of this recovery plan. There will be three sessions in total, each […]

Submit your personal story from travel’s frontline

We know that even before the COVID-19 pandemic landed in South Africa, you were working tirelessly to assist travellers in every way possible – sourcing new accommodation, dealing with rapidly changing airline and supplier policies, and getting travellers back home before the lockdown.  We know many of you have stories of overcoming massive challenges, personally […]

Namibia extends nationwide lockdown until 4 May

The Namibian Presidency has announced an extension of the country’s nationwide lock-down until 4 May. In a statement released by the government, the Presidency said that COVID-19 is not only a threat to the lives of the Namibian People and the public health system, but it also bears secondary negative economic impacts on businesses, including […]

Emirates updates COVID-19 travel waiver policies

Emirates has updated its COVID-19 travel waiver policies into one simplified approach for rebooking and refunds on tickets issued in all its global markets. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer said: “The travel and airline industry have complicated rulebooks for how fares, re-bookings or refunds are applied, which also differ depending on market regulation. We […]