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Tourism News

Iata welcomes G20 guidelines for restart of international tourism

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th May 2021 The International Air Transport Association (Iata) – the global representative body for the airline industry – has welcomed the agreeing, by the Tourism Ministers of the Group of 20 countries (G20), of the ‘Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism’. The association urged the G20 governments to... 

Tourism dept designs SMME Workshop framework as part of economic reconstruction, recovery efforts

By: Yvonne Silaule     4th May 2021 The Department of Tourism has designed a small, medium-sized and microenterprise (SMME) Workshop framework with a restorative and regenerative approach to build economic activity. Tourism Deputy Minister Fish Mahlalela made the announcement during a recent visit to Mbombela, Mpumalanga, after... 

Cabinet approves Tourism Sector Recovery Plan to preserve R189bn in value

By: Yvonne Silaule     22nd April 2021 Cabinet has approved the Tourism Sector Recovery Plan, which Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says will facilitate the preservation of R189-billion of value. The plan is also expected to enable the tourism sector to recover to 2019 output and employment levels by 2023. 

Consumer behaviour to remain restricted as household budgets continue to take strain – Deloitte

By: Donna Slater     14th April 2021 Although it is now well known that Covid-19 has subdued global economies and put strain on consumers’ willingness to splurge on non-essential items, professional services firm Deloitte shines a light on how consumer behaviour is being shaped currently and how they plan to spend money going into... 

Solidarity, AfriForum says tourism equity fund hearing to be held on April 13

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th April 2021 Trade union Solidarity and civil rights group AfriForum will be in the North Gauteng High Court on April 13 for the hearing of their case against the Department of Tourism and Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane. The two institutions had instituted legal action after unsuccessful talks... 

Govt's R1.2bn Tourism Equity Fund not only for businesses that are 100% black-owned - minister

By: News24Wire      18th March 2021 Government's R1.2-billion Tourism Equity Fund is not only for businesses which are 100% black owned, but open to those which are at least 51% black-owned and controlled, Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane told the National Council of Provinces on Wednesday. "The response to the fund has... 

Southern Africa has ‘huge potential’ to benefit from the shift to green hydrogen

By: Simone Liedtke     4th March 2021 While there is growing momentum across the world in investing in hydrogen and the related import and export value chains, management consulting company Kearney MD Romain Debarre warns that there is still a lack of supply and demand for the hydrogen economy. While there is a market for hydrogen... 

AfriForum, Solidarity to pursue legal options over Tourism Equity Fund  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th February 2021 Trade union Solidarity and civil rights group AfriForum have announced that they will proceed with litigation against the Tourism Equity Fund (TEF) after having unfruitful talks with the Ministry. Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane suspended the TEF’s activities on February 5 until... 

AfriForum, Solidarity to pursue legal options over Tourism Equity Fund
Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane

Tourism sector has lost billions of rands, shed more than 300 000 jobs - deputy minister

By: News24Wire      10th February 2021 South Africa's tourism industry has lost billions of rand and more than 300 000 jobs due to the hard lockdown since the outbreak of Covid-19. Deputy Tourism Minister Fish Mahlalela said the impact of Covid-19, accompanied by the hard lockdown, severely affected the tourism sector both locally and... 

Tourism sector has lost billions of rands, shed more than 300 000 jobs - deputy minister

Tourism fund suspended as Minister agrees to talks with AfriForum, Solidarity

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th February 2021 Trade union Solidarity and civil rights organisation AfriForum have welcomed the decision by Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane to suspend the Tourism Equity Fund’s (TEF's) activities until discussions have taken place with the organisations. This follows after the two institutions sent... 

South African safari lodge sets ESG standard

By: Schalk Burger     3rd February 2021 The Mdluli Safari Lodge, built as part of a community and private sector sustainable tourism initiative, has been awarded a AA+ grade by independent investment advisory firm Impact Capital Africa for having an impact across four of the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals... 

Hybrid events to carry industry, physical format still needed

By: Cameron Mackay     29th January 2021 Innovation in the exhibitions, events and conferencing industry will result in a roll-out of hybrid events this year, says local exhibition company Specialised Exhibitions – a division of Montgomery Group - portfolio director Charlene Hefer. This involves a “blend of the on-site experience with... 

Hybrid events to carry industry, physical format still needed
RESTARTING THE INDUSTRY Innovation in the industry will see a roll-out of hybrid events, mixing the onsite experience with digital services and products

Company leverages global partnership for virtual events

By: Cameron Mackay     29th January 2021 Eastern Cape-based events organising company Inkanyezi Event Organisers has created the Global Partner Network, a group of leading event managers and trade facilitation leaders who will jointly organise several international business exhibitions and trade shows this year. Inkanyezi CEO Andrew... 

Company leverages global partnership  for virtual events
ANDREW BINNING While virtual events are not the preferred option, many companies would rather take part in virtual events than nothing as a way to market themselves

US implements new travel restrictions 

By: Sane Dhlamini     27th January 2021 From January 30, at 12:01am EST, entry will be suspended for all foreign nationals who were in South Africa during the 14-day period preceding their travel to the US. In a statement from the US Embassy on Wednesday, US President Joe Biden’s proclamation comes into effect until further notice, as... 

US implements new travel restrictions

Govt launches R1.2bn Tourism Equity Fund   

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th January 2021 The Department of Tourism has launched the R1.2-billion Tourism Equity Fund (TEF), aimed at driving transformation in the tourism sector. The fund has been established in partnership with the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) as a new financial support mechanism to stimulate investment and... 

Govt launches R1.2bn Tourism Equity Fund
V&A Waterfront, in Cape Town

Insurer trying to limit Covid-19 business interruption payout indemnity to just three months

By: Rebecca Campbell     22nd January 2021 Specialist public loss adjustment company Insurance Claims Africa (ICA) has expressed disappointment, but no surprise, at major insurance company Santam’s latest manoeuvre in the seven-month-long legal struggle regarding the paying out of the business interruption insurance claims of small and... 

Kasada acquires African hotel portfolio from AccorInvest

By: Donna Slater     20th January 2021 Kasada Capital Management – through the debut fund, Kasada Hospitality Fund – has acquired a portfolio of eight sub-Saharan African hotels from AccorInvest. The transaction relates to the Pullman, Novotel, Ibis Plateau and Ibis Marcory hotels in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; the Pullman, Novotel and... 

Santam trying to limit Covid-19 business interruption payout indemnity to just three months 

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th January 2021 Specialist public loss adjustment company Insurance Claims Africa (ICA) has expressed disappointment, but no surprise, at major insurance company Santam’s latest manoeuvre in the seven-month-long legal struggle regarding the paying out of the business interruption insurance claims of small and... 

Lockdown claims are capped and won't cripple insurers, say claimants 

By: News24Wire      14th December 2020 Hotel and other hospitality establishment owners, whose lockdown claims remain in limbo as insurers await a Supreme Court of Appeal decision, say many of them may not live to see the end of the biggest case in SA's short-term insurance's recent history. Robert More, founder of More Family... 

Tourism dept, TIA embark on implementation of incubation programme

By: Yvonne Silaule     14th December 2020 The Department of Tourism and the Technology Innovation Agency have embarked on the joint implementation of the Tourism Technology Grassroots Innovation Incubation Programme (TTGIIP). The department has extended an invitation for South Africans aged 18 to 35 to apply for the course before January 8. 

E Cape govt launches summer tourism campaign amid escalating Covid-19 infections  

By: Yvonne Silaule     4th December 2020 Despite spiking Covid-19 infections in the Eastern Cape, the province’s tourism department is gearing up to welcome tourists this summer. Finance, Economic Affairs and Tourism MEC Mlungisi Mvoko launched a travel and tourism activation, in Coffee Bay, on Friday, under the theme ‘Experience Summer... 

E Cape govt launches summer tourism campaign amid escalating Covid-19 infections
Nelson Mandela Bay

Santam to apply to appeal against Covid-19 business interruption judgment against it

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th November 2020 Insurance group Santam announced on Friday that it was going to seek leave to appeal the recent judgment handed down against it by a full bench of the Western Cape High Court. The Court ruled that the insurance group must pay in full the business interruption claims of Ma-Afrika Hotels and... 

Santam 'takes note' of business interruption ruling against it by W Cape High Court

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th November 2020 Insurance group Santam has stated that it “has taken note” of the ruling by the Western Cape High Court that the insurance group pay in full the business interruption claims of Ma-Afrika Hotels and Stellenbosch Kitchen, and also pay all of the claimants’ legal costs. The business interruption had... 

Western Cape High Court rules against Santam in Covid-19 insurance claims test case

By: Rebecca Campbell     18th November 2020 A full bench of the Western Cape High Court ruled on Tuesday afternoon that insurance group Santam had to pay in full the business interruption claims of Ma-Afrika Hotels and Stellenbosch Kitchen, and also pay all of the claimants’ legal costs. The claims were submitted because of the near-total... 

Bidcorp reports mixed first-quarter performance

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th November 2020 JSE-listed Bidcorp says that, in regions and countries where lockdown restrictions have been eased, it has seen demand in the discretionary spend sectors recover; however, any businesses associated with large crowds, such as entertainment, sports events, business travel, conventions and... 

Western Cape's Maynier wants Covid-19 travel 'red list' scrapped

By: News24Wire      21st October 2020 The Western Cape government wants the Covid-19 travel "red list" scrapped because it is killing international tourism. "We are fighting hard to have this list scrapped," said Finance MEC David Maynier during a hybrid sitting of the Western Cape legislature. 

Western Cape's Maynier wants Covid-19 travel 'red list' scrapped

Antigen tests to be rolled out at points of entry into South Africa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th October 2020 Antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 detection will be rolled out to all ports of entry in South Africa with immediate effect, the South African government has announced. It noted in an October 9 statement that the purpose of this was to effect the provisions of the level one travel regulations, which... 

Pandemic provides opportunity for African countries to grow domestic tourism

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     7th October 2020 The pandemic and the lockdown measures implemented to mitigate its spread, have hit the tourism sector the hardest; however, there is an opportunity for African countries to better promote their tourism attractions and grow their tourism sectors. This was indicated by speakers at the Africa Brand... 

Iata warns of massive job losses in African aviation sector

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd October 2020 Industry organisation the International Air Transport Association (Iata) has warned that the damage being done to the African aviation industry and on economies by the shutdown of air traffic owing to the Covid-19 pandemic has deepened. According to new data published by the Air Transport Action... 

Ministers clarify details of border opening approach

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st October 2020 The Ministers tasked with immigration, tourism, health, transport and international relations and cooperation have confirmed that three airports will be opened and operational for international air travel – OR Tambo, Cape Town and King Shaka International Airports. This while 18 borders will be... 

Ministers clarify details of border opening approach

South Africa says tourists from high-risk countries still barred from October 1

By: Reuters     30th September 2020 Leisure travellers from countries with coronavirus infection rates higher than South Africa, including Britain, the United States and France, will not be permitted to enter when South Africa's borders open up on October 1, Ministers said on Wednesday. But business travellers from countries... 

Radisson opens twelfth hotel in South Africa

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th September 2020 Radisson Hotel Group is on track to open its twelfth hotel in South Africa, with the opening of the Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg which will be launched at OR Tambo International Airport in October. The group first entered the South African market in 2000 and has since grown... 

Radisson opens twelfth hotel in South Africa
The Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre at O.R Tambo International Airport, opening in October

Western Cape launches fifth route in Cape Cycle network

By: Yvonne Silaule     25th September 2020 Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities David Maynier have launched the Karoo Crossing Route in the Cape Karoo gem of Prince Albert. The Karoo Crossing is the fifth route in the Cape Cycle Routes network, which is a Western Cape government-led initiative... 

UNWTO, Google partner to drive digital innovation in the tourism sector

By: Donna Slater     23rd September 2020 The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Google have partnered to boost digital transformation of the tourism sector with the development of an online Acceleration Programme for UNWTO member States’ tourism Ministers, top travel associations and tourism boards to further develop... 

Africa Foundation calls for all borders to be opened to save tourism sector

By: Donna Slater     23rd September 2020 Each day South Africa keeps its borders closed, albeit partially, the negative effects are felt by communities dependent on tourism for survival, says independent nonprofit organisation Africa Foundation business development manager Rebekah Copham. She says the sooner government reopens borders... 

Tourism sector pledges to support South Africa’s economic recovery

By: Donna Slater     22nd September 2020 An enabling environment can further boost the multiplier effects of tourism on job creation and economic growth in regions not supported by other industries, says #IAmTourism lobby spokesperson Thembi Kunene-Msimang. She says the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic presents a unique... 

Tourism sector pledges to support South Africa’s economic recovery
#IAmTourism lobby spokesperson Thembi Kunene-Msimang

Open borders lauded by tourism stakeholders

By: Donna Slater     18th September 2020 Stakeholders in the tourism industry have lauded President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to allow restricted international travel to South Africa to resume as an effort to help rebuild the tourism and hospitality industry in South Africa. This sentiment was conveyed during a Governance... 

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