Articles tagged “south africa”

Business Travel

South African Corporate Travel Agency Looks to Embolden Women Under New Investor

A pioneering female-focused private equity fund has backed a management buyout at Johannesburg's Club Travel Corporate, and it’s a sign of more things to come across Africa, according to its CEO.

South African Corporate Travel Agency Looks to Embolden Women Under New Investor

Tourism

Africa’s Tourism Recovery Hindered by E-Visa Delays

Countries in Africa are bullish on e-visas helping them to boost their tourism industries, but failures to overcome tech struggles are making any prospect of full recoveries soon an unlikely prospect.

Africa’s Tourism Recovery Hindered by E-Visa Delays

Media and PR

Zac Efron and Jessica Alba Welcome You to Dubai

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Dubai’s high-stakes visual marketing, an airline merger in Southern Africa, and Selina’s delayed IPO.

Zac Efron and Jessica Alba Welcome You to Dubai

Travel Agents

The Re-Reinvention of the Travel Agent

Travel agents, sometimes called advisors, have seen many changes through the years, but the pandemic altered their profession in unimaginable ways. And that upheaval's not dying down anytime soon, with booking travel becoming more complicated and advisors seeing their roles as even more necessary.

The Re-Reinvention of the Travel Agent

Airline Weekly

South Africa’s Airline Market Resets After Comair Failure

Comair, South Africa's second-largest airline, ceased operations earlier this month and is being liquidated. Its failure leaves a vacuum in the country's airline market, Africa's largest, that other airlines will struggle to fill.

South Africa’s Airline Market Resets After Comair Failure

Airlines

South African Airline Comair Closes Shop After Failing to Secure Funding

It was going to be a tall order for Comair to survive the double whammy of restrictions enacted after the first wave of Covid and the emergence of Omicron. The airline's inability to obtain funding made its decision inevitable.

South African Airline Comair Closes Shop After Failing to Secure Funding

Airlines

South Africa Calls Ryanair’s Afrikaans Test a ‘Backward Profiling System’

Does Ryanair believe the only acceptable South Africans to fly on its planes are those relative few who speak Afrikaans?

South Africa Calls Ryanair’s Afrikaans Test a ‘Backward Profiling System’

Tourism

South Africa’s Beaches See Tourism Halted Over Massive Floods

The damage caused by the floods represents an enormous setback for South African beach resorts that still haven't fully rebounded from Covid. And as scientists predict storms will worsen along the Indian Ocean in coming decades, those destinations will continue to face weather-related hurdles in their recovery.

South Africa’s Beaches See Tourism Halted Over Massive Floods

Airlines

Russia Drops Covid Rules to Allow Flights to ‘Friendly’ Countries

China, Peru, Argentina and South Africa didn't join the latest wave of sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. How will the rest of the world now view these countries? From a travel and tourism perspective, expect a severe backlash.

Tourism

Cape Town Launches a Virtual Game for Biggest Tourism Campaign Yet

Tourism campaigns out of the African continent are getting creative and breaking stereotypes in a way never before seen. We're here for it.

Cape Town Launches a Virtual Game for Biggest Tourism Campaign Yet