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Vaccine rollout critical in allowing African countries to fully reopen, restore confidence in travel

Pent-up demand will help propel Africa's travel recovery once restrictions are lifted...

17 May 2021

Quarantine hotels: A history of controversy and occasional comfort
Quarantine hotels: A history of controversy and occasional comfort

Exploring the history of quarantine hotels reveals ambivalences and inequities that continue to fuel debates over their effectiveness in the era of Covid-19...

By Kevin James 17 May 2021

South African Airways aims to resume flights in July or August
South African Airways aims to resume flights in July or August

South African Airways aims to resume flights in July or August, but the restart date will depend on how the Covid-19 pandemic progresses and whether the airline can resolve a pilot dispute, its chief executive said on Friday...

By Alexander Winning 14 May 2021

Zimbabwe re-introduces rhinos in Gonarezhou park after three decades
Zimbabwe re-introduces rhinos in Gonarezhou park after three decades

Zimbabwe is re-introducing rhinos to its second biggest wildlife park Gonarezhou in the south of the country...

By MacDonald Dzirutwe 13 May 2021

FlySafair, Tripco partner to launch all-in-one travel package solutions
FlySafair, Tripco partner to launch all-in-one travel package solutions

"As our whole industry works together toward recovery, we wanted to expand our offering to customers giving them the option to book all the elements of a local getaway in one place."

13 May 2021

Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risks
Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risks

You only have to prevent one case, which could have otherwise led to community spread and lockdown, for such a scheme to pay for itself many times over...

13 May 2021

ACI World shows economic fundamentals are a benchmark for recovery
ACI World shows economic fundamentals are a benchmark for recovery

Airports Council International World has published its 2021 Economics Report and Industry Key Performance Indicators which explore the fundamentals of the industry as airports plan their long term recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

12 May 2021

Sun International scoops African marketing award
Sun International scoops African marketing award

Sun International's Africa sales and marketing manager, Didier Bayeye-Mbombo, has won the coveted Best Tourism Marketer in Africa Award for 2019. The awards were meant to be presented in 2020 but were delayed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic...

12 May 2021

La Petite Colombe wins Best Restaurant Award at the Restaurant Week XXL Edition
La Petite Colombe wins Best Restaurant Award at the Restaurant Week XXL Edition

The Restaurant Week XXL Edition saw over 15,000 guests making their way to the 100 participating restaurants in South Africa. With 1358 reviews and ratings for cuisine, service and ambience Restaurant Week South Africa can now announce the best performing restaurants of the Restaurant Week XXL Edition.

12 May 2021

SANParks CEO on special leave following sexual assault allegations
SANParks CEO on special leave following sexual assault allegations

SANParks CEO Fundisile Mketeni has taken special leave following assault and sexual assault allegations made against him...

11 May 2021

WTTC launches initiative to support women in travel and tourism
WTTC launches initiative to support women in travel and tourism

Leaders from the private and public sectors and academia join forces at Global Summit to promote diversity and inclusivity to boost women's equality...

11 May 2021

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African airline passenger traffic sinks by 73.7% in March

The International Air Transport Association has revealed that global passenger traffic fell in March 2021 compared to pre-Covid levels but rose compared to the immediate month prior...

10 May 2021

Kenya starts its first national wildlife census
Kenya starts its first national wildlife census

Kenya began its first national wildlife census on Friday, 7 May, aiming to aid conservation and identify threats to its vast but threatened wildlife populations...

By Ayenat Mersie 10 May 2021

Cederberg wine farm installs solar energy plant to lower carbon footprint
Cederberg wine farm installs solar energy plant to lower carbon footprint

Building on its legacy of dedication to preserving the area's natural beauty and biodiversity, the move to solar is the farm's most measurable initiative to reduce its carbon footprint to date...

10 May 2021

South Africa loses cultural landmarks like Apartheid Museum to Covid
South Africa loses cultural landmarks like Apartheid Museum to Covid

"We had to let go of all of the staff. About 30 people. There's no one here to turn the lights on and off."

By Mfuneko Toyana 10 May 2021

Pierre Van Tonder
RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder

Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening...

10 May 2021

IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism
IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

7 May 2021

#AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosper
#AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosper

We invite you to join us in celebrating Africa Month and matters - its stakeholders and stories - in the areas of business leadership, trade, technologies, arts, culture and brands...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 May 2021

Botswana beckons - In Review: Ker & Downey Botswana and Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge
Botswana beckons - In Review: Ker & Downey Botswana and Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge

Debbie Hathway reviews a stay at Dinaka and Okuti at Ker & Downey Botswana and Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge in Botswana.

Debbie HathwayBy Debbie Hathway 6 May 2021

Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of Covid
Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of Covid

"The theme of this year's show is A new dawn for travel and tourism and the spotlight will be focused on the very latest Covid news from around the world - vaccine rollouts, the current state of the industry and more importantly, what the future holds."

6 May 2021

Nederburg appoints Samuel Viljoen as cellar master
Nederburg appoints Samuel Viljoen as cellar master

Seasoned winemaker, Samuel Viljoen has taken over the reins at Nederburg Wine Estate. In his new role, Viljoen oversees the production of the Paarl cellar's multi-tiered range...

5 May 2021

Will vaccines spur the business travel sector's recovery? Here are 5 things to consider
Will vaccines spur the business travel sector's recovery? Here are 5 things to consider

Reigniting business travel calls for the tourism and travel industry to consider what will work and what won't when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines and health passports...

5 May 2021

Expo to encourage youth to explore tourism careers
Expo to encourage youth to explore tourism careers

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Deputy Minister, Buti Manamela, will on Thursday launch a hybrid Heritage Career Expo for learners interested in pursuing careers in the arts, culture and heritage sectors...

5 May 2021

South Africans should make the most of low airfares right now
South Africans should make the most of low airfares right now

The global pandemic has had a devastating effect on the travel industry as a whole, but it's been especially hard for the airlines. While this is bad news for the airline industry, it's good news for travellers...

Issued by SA Airlines 4 May 2021

Can Mango Airlines survive financial turbulence?
Can Mango Airlines survive financial turbulence?

Last week, the Airports Company of South Africa banned Mango Airlines from using its facilities, effectively grounding the airline, and causing an uproar among passengers...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 4 May 2021

Table Mountain Cableway introduces a private cable car
Table Mountain Cableway introduces a private cable car

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) has introduced a private cable car service. The new offering is suited for people who would like an extra level of social distancing and privacy when hosting their event, special occasion or private group.

4 May 2021

Former Spur CEO Pierre Van Tonder in critical condition
Former Spur CEO Pierre Van Tonder in critical condition

Spur Corporation's recently retired CEO, Pierre Van Tonder, is in critical condition after an apparent suicide attempt...

3 May 2021

5 guest trends dominating travel experiences in 2021
5 guest trends dominating travel experiences in 2021

Given the challenges that Covid-19 brought to the hospitality industry, it has had to adapt to ensure its survival. Now with domestic travel slowly returning, the question is: What are the specific challenges that are shaping the 'new normal'?

3 May 2021

Short-haul flight ban is a good start - now we need to reimagine the modern airport
Short-haul flight ban is a good start - now we need to reimagine the modern airport

Banning short-haul flights should be just the first step on the path to greener transport systems...

By Enrica Papa and Luis Delgado 3 May 2021

South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister says
South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister says

South Africa will clamp down on captive lion breeding after a review panel concluded the industry risked the conservation of wild lions and harmed tourism...

By Nqobile Dludla 3 May 2021






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