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How to build a travel bucket list in the age of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live in every aspect including travel - which will certainly last in the years to come...

5 hours ago

Restaurant managers arrested for selling alcohol

Gauteng police have confirmed the arrest of three managers of popular restaurants in Sandton and Silverton for selling liquor to patrons, in contravention to the Disaster Management Act and Covid-19 level three lockdown regulations...

2 hours ago

Cape Town's Cloud 9 reopens after six month renovation, expansion

The renovation involved, among other things the addition of eight additional guest rooms with balconies, also adding balconies to several of the existing rooms...

3 days ago

RoomRacoon named Best Hotel Management System in the World

The HotelTechAwards has named RoomRaccoon as Best Hotel Management System in the World for the second year in a row. RoomRaccoon was also awarded the Hoteliers Choice and the Best Place to Work...

14 Jan 2021

Wesgro appoints Monika Iuel as new CMO

Iuel will take lead of the destination marketing organisation and communications and marketing teams from 15 March 2021...

13 Jan 2021

WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers

With comprehensive Covid-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travellers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus...

By Linda Hohnholz 13 Jan 2021

FlySafair to launch Telegram support channel

FlySafair has announced that it will launch a Telegram customer support channel amid rising concerns about privacy thanks to new terms of service announced by WhatsApp...

12 Jan 2021

What you need to do when flying during Level 3 lockdown

Level 3 restrictions in the middle of the December holiday season came as an unwelcome, albeit not altogether unexpected, surprise on 28 December. So, what happens to your existing travel plans under level three...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 11 Jan 2021

Air travel 101 for 2021: Travel in and out of South Africa

We'd barely finished the leftovers from Christmas dinner before the coronavirus pandemic cut the celebrations short with a new level of restrictions to carry us into the new year. How have these regulations impacted the air travel industry...

Issued by SA Airlines 11 Jan 2021

The Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate completes the finishing touches to its revitalisation

The Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate offers the same unrivalled location, but with an all-new African-inspired spa experience and reimagined event facilities...

Issued by Protea Hotel by Marriott 11 Jan 2021

Safari company launches innovative training programme in East Africa

Asilia Africa has launched a new training programme in East Africa to help upskill young Kenyans and Tanzanians. The programme launches with help from US$100,000 grant from the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries...

8 Jan 2021

8 reasons to book now for #BizTrends2021 online

Here's a sneak preview of what you can expect from BizTrends2021 - Towards New Norths & New Narratives on Thursday, 28 January 2021. We invite you to join us as trend 'rockstars' point to new 'north stars'...

Issued by 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Wine in the wake of corona

From Covid-19 to an economic downturn, so much of our energy was spent just getting through each day. For many of us in the wine industry, this became a lot harder when a ban on alcohol sales was implemented in late March. Join us as we take a moment to reflect on what was and the lessons we can take into the new year...

By Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 7 Jan 2021

O. R Tambo receives global airport health accreditation

Airports Council International (ACI) has certified O. R Tambo International Airport under its Airport Health Accreditation programme (AHA) for its continued application of health and safety protocols which meet local regulations and global standards.

7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel

So what will travel look like in 2021 and going forward? One is understandably hesitant to make any confident predictions apart from the most obvious one being that 2021 will most likely continue to be a very difficult year for the global travel and tourism sector. If I had to highlight a few travel trends for the coming year and beyond, these would stand out...

By Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The 2020 hotel crash and 2021 crystal ball

The South African hospitality industry was well on its way to break records in 2020 until Covid-19 became our reality. Derek Martin, founder and CEO of TrevPAR World looks at how Covid-19 impacted the industry and what is needed for recovery...

By Derek Martin 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The value shift - how the travel customer has changed

For those of us who work in the travel industry, we know that travel as we knew and loved it, is over. As consumers grapple with uncertainty during this time, their purchasing behaviour has become more erratic and quite frankly almost impossible to predict...

By Natalia Rosa 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: How the aviation industry is taking off during the pandemic

Safety protocol, communication and collaboration across industries is key to economic recovery...

By Anand Yedery 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 5 government interventions urgently-needed to support air transport, tourism sector

The air transport industry was one of the hardest hit in 2020 with traffic and revenues falling off a cliff at the end of last March following the imposition of worldwide Covid-19 containment restrictions on travel...

By Muhammad Ali Albakri 6 Jan 2021

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