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Iata: decline in global demand will near 40%

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) is forecasting what it calls a “tremendous revenue shock” for the aviation industry this year after it revealed a report about the impact of COVID-19 on the world.It hosted a teleconference via Microsoft Teams…

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Botswana’s new measures against COVID-19

The Vice-President of Botswana, Slumber Tsogwane, announced today (March 24) that the movement of people from neighbouring countries – including Lesotho and eSwatini – had been restricted.Announced on the Botswana Government Twitter account, Batswana and residents of Botswana returning from…

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COVID-19: Chimp Sanctuary closes

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda, which cares for orphaned chimpanzees, is closing until the end of April.“COVID-19 affects humans but can potentially also affect chimpanzees and other apes. The risk to our closest cousins is enormous,” says Executive Director…

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Africa’s Travel Indaba postponed in South Africa

Africa’s Travel Indaba has been postponed indefinitely in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak spreading around the world.South Africa tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced the decision earlier.The annual trade show was scheduled to take place at the Durban International Conference…

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Delta suspends JHB flights

Delta will suspend all flights out of Johannesburg from March 24.Agents queried the flights when they were unable to book past March 24 on the system.Jimmy Eichelgruen, director of sales in the Africa, Middle East & Indian Sub-Continent, confirmed the…

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Airlink changes to affect overseas market

Airlink has made further changes to its schedule of flights on certain routes in response to the newly introduced travel restrictions announced by the SA government to curb the spread of COVID-19.“The emergency measures will restrict travel to and from…

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SATSA COVID-19 webinar still going ahead tomorrow

Since President Cyril Ramaphosa advised limiting all group gatherings to under 100 people, SATSA has postponed its Gauteng Chapter Meeting – but the accompanying webinar will continue as planned.The webinar, set to discuss and answer questions about COVID-19, will broadcast…

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Akagera Game Lodge joins Mantis Collection in Rwanda

Mantis has welcomed Akagera Game Lodge to its collection of hotels, eco-escapes and waterways.Akagera is in the southern-most region of the Akagera National Park, the only big five safari destination in Rwanda.The lodge is located five kilometres from the Akagera…

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