Articles tagged “africa”

Tourism

Kenya’s Tourism Recovery Boosted by Local Travelers

Resorts in the East African nation cut their prices to entice domestic tourists. It's paying off.

Kenya’s Tourism Recovery Boosted by Local Travelers

Hotels

Biggest Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: The Return to Travel Edition 

This column has always celebrated the innovators and those who elevate hospitality to new levels. This year, I made it a point to try a lot of new things and break out of my normal patterns. Here are the great products, places, and people that I have found to be exceptional.

Biggest Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: The Return to Travel Edition 

Tourism

U.S. to Lift Travel Ban on 8 Southern African Countries Starting December 31

Twenty-six days after putting a misguided travel ban in place on eight southern African nations over Omicron fears, the White House reverses course. Great travel news to start the new year.

U.S. to Lift Travel Ban on 8 Southern African Countries Starting December 31

Travel Agents

South Africa’s Travel Agents Say Business Screeched to a Halt Over Omicron

Not only did the travel bans force widespread cancellations for South Africans planning to go abroad during the country's summer, but they may also represent the death knell for many tourism businesses that had already been significantly hit hard by the initial blast of Covid.

South Africa’s Travel Agents Say Business Screeched to a Halt Over Omicron

EventMB

Omicron and the Events Industry: The View from South Africa

The discovery of a new Covid variant has sparked panic across the globe and left many event professionals dealing with mass cancellations. While it’s still early days, it’s crucial to unpack Omicron’s impact on our industry and understand how we can move forward. 

Omicron and the Events Industry: The View from South Africa

Tourism

Africa’s Wildlife Champion Fights Poachers Seizing on Covid Tourism Drop

Alina Peter is on the frontlines fighting the rise of poaching in Africa. Here, she shares how she works, the situation on the ground, and why it's important to weave science, indigenous knowledge, and technical expertise to derail the growing commercialization of illicit poaching, all of which has deep implications for tourism.

Africa’s Wildlife Champion Fights Poachers Seizing on Covid Tourism Drop

Airlines

CDC Orders Airlines to Turn Over Passenger Info to Track Omicron Spread From Africa

A brazen effort to track the spread of the Omicron variant to the U.S., but the reality is certainly that it's already in the states. Enter privacy advocates.

CDC Orders Airlines to Turn Over Passenger Info to Track Omicron Spread From Africa

Tourism

Why the African Travel Ban Is Misguided

The African travel ban is rooted in media alarmism and politics, not science. And it will have disastrous consequences for a continent that has already been beaten down by Covid. Here's why it is just plain wrong.

Why the African Travel Ban Is Misguided

Coronavirus

U.S. to Restrict Travel From 8 Southern African Countries Over New Covid Variant

The U.S. needed to act immediately to announce travel restrictions as any delays in doing so could result in the fight against the new variant being lost quickly. The travel industry can't catch a break, with this new round of anxiety creating more uncertainties — yet again.

U.S. to Restrict Travel From 8 Southern African Countries Over New Covid Variant

Coronavirus

South Africa Covid Variant Poses New Threat to Airlines and Tour Operators

Expect swift and radical precautionary measures in the weeks ahead, because the travel industry can't afford another lost winter.

South Africa Covid Variant Poses New Threat to Airlines and Tour Operators