ATTA’s 2021 Travel Recovery ‘SnapShot’ Survey Results

The results from ATTA’s 2021 Travel Recovery SnapShot survey have been released. Throughout the year ATTA will be carrying out these “SnapShot” surveys at the end of every month to help build an industry-wide picture on the return of travel to Africa, including new habits and trends. Results will be shared in the first week […]

Industry update from TBCSA CEO

ASATA would like to share with the latest update by TBCSA CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa. Tshivhengwa makes special reference to discussions surrounding UIF TERS, opening up the industry under Level 3 regulations and other relief programmes for the industry: Dear Colleagues It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of the many lives affected […]

Qatar Airways signs interline agreement with FlySafair

Qatar Airways has signed an interline agreement with FlySafair, further connecting South Africans to the airline’s rapidly expanding global network via Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. The agreement with Safair will provide 10 domestic connections including; Port Elizabeth International Airport, East London Airport, and George Airport. Qatar Airways’ passengers will benefit from access to 10 […]

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 Please click on the link below to view the document.

Namibia extends nationwide lockdown until 4 May

The Namibian Presidency has announced an extension of the country’s nationwide lock-down until 4 May. In a statement released by the government, the Presidency said that COVID-19 is not only a threat to the lives of the Namibian People and the public health system, but it also bears secondary negative economic impacts on businesses, including […]

Covid-19: South African Tourism update – National Shutdown FAQs

Covid-19: South African Tourism update - National Shutdown FAQs 1

Courtesy of South African Tourism Tourism is not an essential service and therefore needs to adhere to the lockdown regulations that come into effect on midnight on 26 March 2020. With immediate effect, no new bookings may be accepted. We appeal to tour operators and tour guides to act responsibly and halt all operations as […]

Updates Related to IATA Billing & Settlement Plan (BSP)

Dear Agent, As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Travel Agent associations and individual Agents have approached IATA, to request special consideration with regards to extending the Remittance calendar and flexibility with taking Default action. IATA acknowledges that our Industry is facing very a turbulent time, which will become more challenging with […]

First Coronavirus case reported in South Africa

First Coronavirus case reported in South Africa 2

On Thursday March 5, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed that a suspected case of COVID-19 has tested positive. The patient is a 38-year-old male who travelled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 people and they arrived back in South Africa on March 1, 2020. The patient […]