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The Minister added that the initial phase of the recovery will be driven by domestic tourism, followed by regional tourism. International tourism is likely to recover in 2021.
South African Tourism, The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Videovision Entertainment join hands to inspire hope as the country marks Freedom Day under lockdown.
SA Tourism is under taking the process of compiling a Tourism Recover y Plan for the sector. As such, we have created a series of webinars in order to engage the Tourism Industry on solutions, scenarios, and a way forward which will form part of this recovery plan. There will be three sessions in total, each lasting 90 minutes.
Amidst the outbreak of the Coronavirus on South African shores, the tourism industry has had to re-evaluate and assess a number of business events which were scheduled to take place in the coming months. In line with this assessment, Africa’s premier travel trade show, the Tourism Indaba scheduled for May 2020 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban, has been postponed to a date yet to be confirmed.
South African Tourism (SA Tourism), the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) and the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) are coordinating efforts to create a central portal where all accommodation establishments across the country can load the information of the local and international guests staying at their establishments.
The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, expresses her deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the global hospitality industrialist, Sol Kezner , who passed away on Saturday night, 21 March 2020 at the family home in Cape Town.
South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it will immediately suspend all international operations until 31 May 2020 in response to a government travel ban aimed at stopping the transmission of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Travel Bans & Restrictions Quarantine, Testing & Screening Domestic Travel Alerts
Johannesburg, 16 March: Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Address to the nation yesterday on measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has confirmed that the tourism industry will play its role in effecting these measures.
Statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga at the inter-ministerial media briefing on COVID-19 following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa
The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Statement on measures to combat COVID-19 epidemic at the Department of Higher Education and Training, and the Department of Science and Innovation
Statement by Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, on the occasion of the announcement of transport specific Coronavirus interventions on 16 March 2020