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Dutch in arms: Omicron detected on SA flight

Dutch: Some of the 61 Covid-19 cases from South African flights are new variant...

3 days ago

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Omicron explained: Why scientists are worried

Explainer-What we know about the new Covid-19 variant detected in South Africa...

By Alistair Smout, Alexander Winning, Tim Cocks, Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Stephanie Nebehay 2 days ago

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UK's 'knee-jerk' Red List temporary ban throws South African travellers into a muddle

The UK's decision to implement a flight ban that was announced before the World Health Organization convened on Friday, has South African travellers on tenterhooks...

By Victoria O'Regan 26 Nov 2021

What Covid-19 travel bans have done to conservation tourism in Africa
What Covid-19 travel bans have done to conservation tourism in Africa

Africa's public and private protected areas took a massive blow from the collapse in tourism because of the pandemic. Tourism is a key source of funding for managing protected areas...

By Alexander Richard Braczkowski and Duan Biggs 20 Oct 2021

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SA to re-emerge in strong position post-Covid

Countries like South Africa, Kenya and Egypt may re-emerge in a strong position post Covid-19...

14 Oct 2021

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What to expect when travelling to these top business destinations in Africa, Middle East

To help customers determine if they're ready to resume business travel into the continent during the pandemic, FCM gathered reports from its various country managers on what travellers can expect on the ground...

4 Oct 2021

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SAA, Kenya Airways partner with plans to create pan-African airline group

South African Airways (SAA) is signing a memorandum of cooperation with Kenya Airways with a long-term goal of creating a pan-African airline group...

29 Sep 2021

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United Airlines inks codeshare agreement with Airlink, expanding into Africa

The commercial agreement will offer one-stop connections from the US to more than 40 destinations in southern Africa...

29 Sep 2021

Align your brand with cutting edge trends
Align your brand with cutting edge trends

Now in its 17th year, Bizcommunity's BizTrends is a highlight of the business calendar, a go-to source for South African, Pan-African and global business trends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2021

Travel and tourism can play a key role in resuscitating economies
Travel and tourism can play a key role in resuscitating economies

According to Chiravadee Khunsub, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, reviving the global tourism industry should be top of mind for people everywhere...

6 Sep 2021

NGOs seek to halt proposed mining activities in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park

A coalition of NGOs is calling on Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema to halt the proposed copper mine in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park...

6 Sep 2021

Open doors: Sub-Saharan Africa embraces restaurants again after the pandemic's clutches
Open doors: Sub-Saharan Africa embraces restaurants again after the pandemic's clutches

Globally, lockdowns limiting people's movements, coupled with a genuine fear of contracting Covid-19, have delivered a brutal blow to the hospitality industry...

Issued by Borderless Access 3 Sep 2021

#Fasa21: KFC's Akhona Qengqe on business survival and innovating for the future
#Fasa21: KFC's Akhona Qengqe on business survival and innovating for the future

KFC Africa's chief people officer Akhona Qengqe explains how the fast-food giant has been impacted by Covid-19, and how it's equipping itself for the future...

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Radisson Hotels offset 100% CO2 emissions globally

Since the launch of its 100% Carbon Neutral Meetings programme in 2019, the group has offset over 30,300 tonnes of CO2...

6 Aug 2021

Survey: Passengers confident in air travel safety, continue to support mask-wearing
Survey: Passengers confident in air travel safety, continue to support mask-wearing

The International Air Transport Association's latest passenger survey has found that most travellers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing in the near term. However, a majority have been found to be frustrated with the...

22 Jul 2021

Travel bans aren't the answer to stopping new Covid variant Omicron
Travel bans aren't the answer to stopping new Covid variant Omicron

Given the Omicron variant has already spread beyond southern Africa, a ban on travellers from those countries will slow the spread and buy crucial time, but won't stop this strain in its tracks...

By Anthony Zwi 1 day ago

Where are young people looking to travel in 2022?
Where are young people looking to travel in 2022?

Contiki shares key trends and insights that are shaping 2022 travel for 18-35-year-olds and how young people's travel objectives have changed two years into the pandemic...

22 Nov 2021

How creative industries could boost the economies of small islands crippled by Covid
How creative industries could boost the economies of small islands crippled by Covid

Idyllic destinations have been seen a calamitous drop in income since the pandemic...

By Peter Rudge 9 Nov 2021

Travel and tourism revenues to reach only $385bn in 2021
Travel and tourism revenues to reach only $385bn in 2021

The Covid-19 triggered the biggest market contraction in history, as countries across the globe imposed lockdown rules to curb the spread of the virus, leading to thousands of cancelled vacations, and closed hotels...

18 Aug 2021

Anneke Pienaar named City Lodge Hotel Maputo GM
Anneke Pienaar named City Lodge Hotel Maputo GM

City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has appointed Anneke Pienaar as the general manager of City Lodge Hotel Maputo in Mozambique...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 29 Jul 2021

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Travel bans aren't the answer to stopping new Covid variant Omicron
Travel bans aren't the answer to stopping new Covid variant Omicron

There is global concern and widespread alarm at the discovery of SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called Omicron.

By Anthony Zwi 1 day ago

Where are young people looking to travel in 2022?
Where are young people looking to travel in 2022?

Now that international travel is slowly getting back on track, with more and more countries opening their borders to vaccinated travellers, how does 2022 look like for Gen Z and millennials looking to fulfil their wanderlust dreams? Travel...

22 Nov 2021

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