ASATA Live: Unpacking Level 3 Regulations For Travel Businesses – Video and Audio

ASATA Live hosted a webinar on 11 June, where ASATA’s legal counsel, Novation Consulting’s Elizabeth de Stadler, unpacks the Level 3 Regulations for Travel Businesses and what the Northern Gauteng High Court ruling could mean for these. To listen to the audio of the webinar, click here. To watch the recording of the webinar click […]

Over 150 South Africans stuck in Mozambique to be repatriated

Clayson Monyela said they had received a lot of enquires of South Africans in Mozambique to return home. The department of international relations and corporation (Dirco) made an announcement that their discussions with Mozambican authorities have been fruitful and successful. South Africans stranded in Mozambique can return home through all borders from 12 -14 June, […]

IATA Update on the State of Refunds, DIP and other resources

Refunds and cancellations as a result of COVID-19 have been a major crisis for travel agencies and airlines over the past few months.  Through the Passenger Agency Programme Global Joint Council (PAPGJC), ASATA has voiced its concerns vehemently over refund restrictions, and refund and voucher policies several airlines have implemented over the past few months. […]

ASATA supports a measured systematic reopening of South Africa’s travel and tourism sector

ASATA joined the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) as the organisation presented its Tourism Recovery Strategy before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Tourism this week.  The TBCSA, which represents the voice of business in the travel and tourism sector, has developed a data-driven Tourism Recovery Strategy advocating for the phased reopening of international travel to and from South Africa as […]

TBCSA presents calculated, driven and gradual re-opening of tourism to parliament’s Tourism Portfolio Committee

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) successfully presented the Tourism Recovery Strategy to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Tourism yesterday. The data-driven Tourism Recovery Strategy advocates unequivocally for an earlier phased reopening of international tourism to South Africa as soon as September 2020. While one of the comments raised by the Tourism Portfolio Committee […]