Earlier this week, ASATA announced the launch of our newly designed resource centre to better assist our members in a rapidly changing business environment. The new site is faster, easier to navigate, more user-friendly and has a wealth of new and updated information to help you grow your business in this different travel environment. Our goal with […]
The Embassy of Italy, in partnership with the Italian National Tourist Board, is requesting members of the South African travel trade to save the date for an upcoming webinar: Travel to Italy – A tailormade journey for the South African Traveller. The webinar will be hosted on 4 December at 11h00. Registration and further details […]
Travel Market Report: What Are the Travel Advisor Responsibilities for the Boeing 737 MAX Reintroduction?
The big breaking news in travel is that the Federal Aviation Administration, charged with managing the safety certification of aircraft in passenger service, has approved the return to flying of the Boeing 737 MAX. This action concludes a 20-month investigation of the safety issues arising from two total-loss crashes. The background is well set out in […]
IATA on behalf of the ADM User Group (ADMUG) Chargeback Sub-group, has published the third revision of the Card Chargeback Guidelines for ADM Prevention. The document consolidates not only best practices and useful information regarding the chargeback lifecycle, but also provides an overview of the unique card processes in the airline industry. With an enhanced […]
Every country in the South African Development Community (SADC) is moving at its own pace to re-open borders to air travel and, despite calls for the harmonised adoption of a single set of biosecurity measures and standards, are imposing their own unique restrictions. The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has released a Travel Barometer […]
The Board of Airline Representative of South Africa (BARSA) has prepared and issued an updated member status sheet with the latest information from IATA and the respective government sources for each country. To access the document, please click here. Please keep in mind that this is a live document, which will be updated continuously.