7 Reasons Not to Miss the ASATA Summit

Reason 1 – Moving from survival mode to reinvention mode 26 March was the day our borders closed, and a blanket ban on travel was issued. As a collective, the travel industry entered into survival mode. With little to no income, most consultants fought tirelessly to help their clients, whether it was to get them […]

COGTA Updated Level 3 Regs

The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has promulgated new Regulations, as mentioned by the Minister of Tourism in her address to media on Thursday 30 July 2020. Please click here to view the document. The amendments that are important to note from the previous:  Every person is confined to his or her place of residence from […]

Tourism Recovery Strategy

The National Department of Tourism has issued its draft Tourism Recovery Plan and is calling on industry stakeholders to make their inputs by 15 August 2020. Comments should be submitted to recovery@tourism.gov.za. Please click on the link below to view the document.

Emirates covers customers from COVID-19 expenses to boost travel confidence

Emirates customers can travel with confidence, as the airline will cover medical expenses of up to EUR 150,000 and quarantine costs of EUR 100 per day for 14 days, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel, while they are away from home. This cover is provided by the airline, free of cost to […]

Recovery delayed as international travel remains locked down

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an updated global passenger forecast showing that the recovery in traffic has been slower than had been expected. In the base case scenario: Global passenger traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) will not return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2024, a year later than previously projected. The recovery in […]