In 2021, travel consultants will need to reconstruct market boundaries and reach beyond existing demand to create growth, says Vanya Lessing, CEO Sure Travel. We chatted to Vanya to get her insights into the year that was and the year that will be. To access the full article, log into ASATA’s new Resource Centre. If […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a number of changes and difficulties to the business world, to the extent that many businesses are in distress or even on the brink of business rescue. The SAICA Business Emergency Room will offer businesses support via access to a panel of business advisory experts. This service is purely […]
South African Airways (SAA) has advised that due to the continuing impact of COVID-19, and the ongoing business rescue process; domestic and regional routes will be cancelled for the month of January 2021. Assistance will be provided to all ticketed passengers holding a South African Airways’ ticket. This Trade Advisory is applicable to tickets issued […]
Members of the travel industry have reiterated their commitment to compliance with stringent health and safety protocols while welcoming President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “balanced approach” to saving lives while preserving livelihoods in the hard-hit sector. To read the full article, click here.
ASATA in the news: Tourism bigwigs respond to new festive season COVID-19 restrictions (The South African)
As President Cyril Ramaphosa updated South Africans on the current status of the coronavirus pandemic in the country on Monday night, travel industry leaders have given the new stricter measures their full support. Read the full article here.
ASATA in the news: Tourism Industry Supports Ramaphosa’s Festive Season Restrictions for SA (SA People)
Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Monday evening about the closure of some beaches, longer curfew, alcohol restrictions and other guidelines for the festive season, the tourism industry appears to support the President’s attempt to protect South Africans’ lives as COVID-19 cases soar and SA experiences its second wave of infections. Read the full article […]
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2020 has been one of the most challenging years in history for the travel and tourisms industry. But, as Lidia Folli, CEO BIDTravel, put it: ““This year we’ve lost, we’ve won, we’ve failed, we’ve cried, we’ve laughed, we’ve loved but we didn’t FOLD!” We chatted to Lidia to get her insights into the year that […]
The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has promulgated updated Lockdown Level 1 Regulations, following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address on 14 December 2020. Please click here to view the Regulations. Contained within the Government Gazette, published 15 December 2020, are the following regulations, effective immediately: Movement of people Every person is confined to his or her […]
“There is no such thing as a rule book in these times,” says Andrew Stark, MD of the Flight Centre Travel Group in South Africa. “Unprecedented times call for unprecedented resilience.” Andrew stark, MD FCTG RSA ASATA chatted to Andrew to get his insights into the year that was and the year that will be. […]