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Seychelles drops the last of the Covid-19 travel measure

Seychelles drops the last of the Covid-19 travel measure Entry in Seychelles will resume to pre-covid protocols from Thursday, 1st December 2022, as the last COVID-19 travel requirements will be removed for entry in Seychelles. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated visitors disembarking in Seychelles will not be required to present a negative PCR or antigen test […]

Regulation changes huge boost for South African tourism – GILTEDGE

Sean Kritzinger, Executive Chairman at GILTEDGE I believe the repeal of these regulations will be a huge boost for tourism to South Africa and the greater Southern Africa. It is high time to normalise travel as is already happening in other countries around the world. The fact that we were under constant scrutiny for over […]

BON Hotels are grateful that sanity has eventually prevailed

Guy Stehlik, CEO BON Hotels At BON Hotels we are to an extent grateful that sanity has eventually prevailed when it comes to the absolute ludicrous rules that have hit our industry, the hospitality industry, the hardest out of every industry in this country. I don’t think there’s any other industry that has been hit […]

St Helena set to lift quarantine 8th August 2022

St Helena

Press Release on behalf of St Helena EXECUTIVE COUNCIL DECIDE TO LIFT QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS FROM AUGUST 2022 Executive Council have taken a decision that with effect from Monday, 8 August 2022, quarantine will no longer be a legal requirement on St Helena. All restrictions will be removed and people will be able to visit St […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Releases 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Releases 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report JOHANNESBURG – June 13, 2022 – Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) (the “Company”), a leading global cruise company which operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, today published its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) Report and […]

New Covid-19 Regulations [04/05/2022] – Travel & Tourism Industry commentary

Attribute to Otto de Vries, CEO ASATA ASATA is delighted with last night’s announcement that families with children between the ages of five and 12 years no longer need to provide a negative PCR test when returning to South Africa. Family travel is a significant segment for South Africa’s travel industry and without the option […]

Good news for Southern Africa as mandatory PCR tests fall

Zambezi Queen

Southern African travel set to boom in ‘Africa’s Eden’ as entry becomes easier  Zimbabwe has joined a growing list of African countries, including Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Zambia, in dropping the PCR test requirement for inbound vaccinated travellers. Travel experts are hopeful that easier access to SADC countries will encourage the recovery of travel […]

TBCSA says 2022 is off to an optimistic start for Tourism Businesses

PRESS RELEASE TOURISM BUSINESS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA SAYS 2022 OFF TO AN OPTIMISTIC START FOR TOURISM BUSINESSES   PRETORIA, 1 FEBRUARY 2022 – South Africa’s tourism sector is clawing back its losses over the past two years, with the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) reporting that the sector’s December 2021 trading had reached […]