Just in: UK bans all travellers from South Africa and 21 other countries

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has banned all travel from 22 countries where there is a risk of known variants of COVID-19, including South Africa, Portugal and South American nations. “And in order to reduce the risk posed by UK nationals and residents returning home from these countries, I can announce that we will require […]

Department of Tourism launches Tourism Equity Fund

The Department of Tourism, in partnership with the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA), has launched the long-anticipated Tourism Equity Fund (TEF). The fund will be used to provide debt finance and grants to black entrepreneurs in the tourism sector, and especially women and youth, to create a more inclusive and representative sector. Delivering her opening address, […]

WTM Africa 2021 goes virtual

Africa Travel Week has unveiled the plan for its 2021 suite of shows, which includes several value-add opportunities, in addition to WTM Africa, which will run as a 100% virtual exhibition from 07-09 April 2021. “The plan for WTM Africa has always been about offering value beyond the show floor. This year, we’re focussing heavily on that, […]