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Tourism career hopes need to be reignited

To attract new entrants to the tourism and hospitality sector, the approach to higher education needs to change to ensure ongoing trust in the sector and fuel the hope that it’s still a viable career.This was highlighted during a webinar…

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Breaking news: SAA rescue plan railroaded through

SAA creditors overwhelmingly voted for the rescue of the airline on Tuesday, after what some creditors called a railroading of the process by the Department of Public Enterprises.An 86% majority carried the vote by proxy at the second online creditors’…

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Lodge launches fly-fishing safaris

Tintswalo Lapalala in Limpopo is to introduce fly-fishing on a ‘catch, release and research’ basis as a new activity.A three-hour drive from Johannesburg, the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve is home to 37km of the Palala River. With riverside locations that are…

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KZN still pushing hard for recovery

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) has launched a tourism marketing plan to recover some of the prospects lost as a result of COVID in time for the approaching summer season.The strategy kicked off with a video of hope on social media to…

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Millennials put on their travel shoes

Almost two-thirds of international travellers are eager to travel immediately after the lifting of international travel restrictions or within a year thereof, according to SA Tourism’s survey on international traveller post-COVID-19 preferences, conducted in May.Millennials aged 25-34, with their perceived…

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SANParks: No overnight stays

South African National Parks (SANParks) has advised customers that it is not open for overnight accommodation under Level 3 lockdown regulations on leisure and interprovincial travel.Despite having announced on June 19 that it was preparing to recall hospitality staff for…

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Lack of safari tourism in Africa is dangerous for animals

Elephants, rhinoceroses, giraffes: to see wildlife on safari, huge numbers of tourists travel to Africa every year. But now the coronavirus pandemic threatens the safari tourism sector and the lives of wild animals.While summer holidays in Europe are becoming possible…

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BI insurance cases head to court

Loss adjustment firm, Insurance Claims Africa, is taking its battle for Business Interruption (BI) insurance for the tourism and hospitality sector to court.“We are taking two insurance companies to court and are looking into legal action with other companies as…

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