SA has kept its spot on the passport index - but global mobility has all but ground to a halt

2020-04-07 17:37

Half the world may be on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, but if travel were on the table, South Africans could rest assured their passport - nicknamed the Green Mamba - has hung onto its position on the Henley Passport Index.

Virus hit SA wine producers at worst possible time, says industry, as sober lockdown strikes

2020-03-28 08:00

The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown in SA could not have happened at a worse time for the South African wine industry, says wine producers body Vinpro.

'Bite the bullet now': Coronavirus a reality check, warns head of SA Tourism

2020-03-18 06:05

The South African tourism industry is now facing the reality of the impact of measures deployed in the country to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, says the CEO of SA Tourism.

Business travel hit harder than leisure by coronavirus - but the sector is already working on fixes

2020-03-15 13:29

It seems that currently travel agents in SA are seeing a bigger impact of the coronavirus pandemic on corporate travel than on leisure travel, says the CEO of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents.

OPINION | Yold specialist, director of fun: 10 new jobs we could see in the next 10 years

2020-03-04 06:04

These are the top ten specialist jobs the visitor attraction industry is likely to see in the next decade, says Sabine Lehmann.

The Louvre Museum in France closed its doors due to coronavirus concerns

2020-03-02 13:07

A statement from the Louvre said the institution is implementing all measures recommend by French authorities to prevent the spread of the virus.

Govt set to grow SA's business events industry - tourism minister

2020-02-28 19:36

The 15th Meetings Africa took place in Sandton, Johannesburg, recently and was the largest to date.

Table Mountain cableway company is taking on a mountain of waste

2020-02-27 05:31

Waste is a big problem on Table Mountain and the cableway company is making sure that it is kept under control.

Air France, KLM, Delta and Virgin Atlantic launch global partnership

2020-02-20 17:43

Air France, KLM, Delta and Virgin Atlantic announce a global partnership with a shared goal of ensuring a smooth and consistent travel experience.

SAA cancellations, Coronavirus will not hold tourism back - minister

2020-02-08 14:03

The minister of tourism says SAA flight cancellations will not impede growth in the sector as there are other airlines and modes of transport for international visitors to enter the country.


Without tourists to feed them, Thailand's 4,000 elephants could be among coronavirus victims

2020-04-01 18:25

Captive elephants in Thailand are dependent on the revenue from tourism. Without it, some conservationists fear the worst.

These 4 charts show just how quickly Covid-19 decimated key US industries

2020-03-22 16:39

The virus initially dragged on the world's tourism and travel industries, harming revenue outlooks for hotel, airline, and cruise companies.

SA airports, hospitality industry step up coronavirus response

2020-03-17 15:24

Airports across the country have ramped up their hygiene practices, while other companies including AirBnB are reviewing their policies to minimise inconvenience to travellers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus in SA: No travel bans yet, as government looks at economic impact

2020-03-13 13:22

Government has not decided to put any travel restrictions and bans in place, just yet, according to Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.

Virus to cost world tourism at least $22bn: global tourism body

2020-03-02 21:31

The deadly coronavirus epidemic will cost world tourism at least $22bn owing to a drop in spending by Chinese tourists, the head of the World Travel and Tourism Council said on Thursday.

Tourism in Australia is taking a hit with the 'double whammy' of bushfires and coronavirus travel bans

2020-02-29 15:54

Australia is losing millions of tourist dollars per month — and the country is determined to reverse course.

Africa’s diversity gives continent competitive edge

2020-02-28 12:18

Africa’s diversity is its competitive edge according to business events industry leaders at a Meetings Africa 2020 Business Opportunities Networking Day (BONDay) panel discussion.

Plett and Mossel Bay drew the most rich visitors in December, but smaller beach towns won big

2020-02-25 09:00

Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay in the Western Cape saw the highest inflow of visitors in terms of headcount – if you're counting rich people – based on traffic volumes.

SA tourism industry needs special attention, Mr President

2020-02-12 11:27

The tourism industry urgently needs President Cyril Ramaphosa to set out practical steps for addressing its challenges in his State of the Nation Address, say analysts and representatives of industry bodies.

Sisa Ntshona: Tourism creates 1 in 5 jobs - SA can't afford not to be competitive

2020-02-08 07:00

In 2017, travel and tourism created one in every five new jobs, outperforming traditional sectors like manufacturing, agriculture, retail and wholesale. We must therefore deeply interrogate South Africa's competitiveness as a tourism destination, says Sisa Ntshona.

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