Articles tagged “south africa”

Coronavirus

EU Travel Restrictions on Southern Africa Will Remain for Now

First vaccine inequity, and now this, in spite of the variant's presence in European member countries and in the U.S. The EU's racist approach towards pandemic restrictions and policies continues unabated.

EU Travel Restrictions on Southern Africa Will Remain for Now

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

Travel Agents

Travel Agents Under Pressure as Omicron Variant Fears Prompt More Border Closures

Nervousness around traveling is starting to take hold, and travel consultants will be on the frontline this week coping with customers worried about their winter plans.

Travel Agents Under Pressure as Omicron Variant Fears Prompt More Border Closures

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

Airline Weekly

South African Airways Emerges From 18-Month Hiatus With Just 6 Routes to Fly

South African Airways Emerges From 18-Month Hiatus With Just 6 Routes to Fly

Tourism

Tourism-Hungry South Africa Sees Liberation Struggle Artifacts Gather Dust in Shuttered Museums

At least one of South Africa's cultural standouts, the Fugard Theatre, closed "permanently," and elsewhere in the country, beyond the devastating job losses in tourism, thousands of liberation struggle artifacts are at risk because they haven't been maintained during the Covid era.

Tourism-Hungry South Africa Sees Liberation Struggle Artifacts Gather Dust in Shuttered Museums

Tourism

South Africa Launches Historic Tourism Equity Fund That May Serve as Global Model

Work to transform diversity and inclusion, particularly in tourism, takes guts — like South Africa’s groundbreaking new public-private fund for Black-owned tourism projects. It might just be precedent-setting.

South Africa Launches Historic Tourism Equity Fund That May Serve as Global Model

Tourism

Biden Adds South Africa to List of Travel Ban Countries With New Covid Strain Spreading

Five days in office and President Joe Biden is wasting no time tightening up travel restrictions to get Covid-19 and all its variants under control. Short-term pain now for hopefully a better second half to 2021.

Biden Adds South Africa to List of Travel Ban Countries With New Covid Strain Spreading