in Africa

New regs: accommodation capacity confusion cleared up

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has clarified what it terms a “drafting anomaly” in the most recent amended regulations which were gazetted today (December 15) following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of additional restrictions amid a resurgence of…

in South America

Marriott to bring Sheraton to the Argentinean Andes

Marriott has signed an agreement with Grupo Hoteles Panamericano to bring the Sheraton Hotels brand to Bariloche, a major tourism centre located in the foothills of the Argentinean Andes.Slated to debut in early 2022, the property is expected to feature…

in News

Bermuda partners with Costco on Covid testing

The Bermuda Tourism Authority and the government of Bermuda have teamed up with U.S. wholesale chain Costco to provide Covid-19 testing that will soon be available to Bermuda-bound travelers.The tests, which retail for $140, are saliva tests that deliver results…

in Europe

German Mice market has 2 scenarios of recovery at hand

The European Institute for the MICE industry (EITW) has analyzed the scenarios for the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on the MICE market in Germany. According to the institute, meetings, congresses and events will recover more restrained or more dynamically…

in Asia

New virus strains prompt travel restrictions with Britain

More and more countries around the world are restricting travel from Britain and elsewhere amid concerns about new strains of the coronavirus, as their governments analyze test results and try to find ways to protect their populations and hospital systems.The…

in Africa

Namibia ‘ready and waiting’ for upsurge in tourists

International interest for Namibia is growing with promise for the early months of 2021.“We have surprisingly had a lot of interest for what is typically our low season, in February, March and April,” said MD of Natural Selection Namibia, Ally…

in Oceania

Terra and Tide: Back down to earth at Waiheke Island

“When you’re stuck in the city you don’t realise what treasures are right on your back doorstep.”Terra and Tide owner Gabrielle Young summed up our tour with that very sentence, as we cruised around Waiheke Island’s northern shores.When I lived…