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Travel is more than a business and 95% of South Africa’s travel industry stands united under the banner of ASATA. Together, we achieve great things, united by our love for sharing our passion for travel.

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Born for a life of travel?  Do you have Wanderlust in your DNA? Entrust your travel in the hands of an ASATA-accredited travel agent and travel with peace of mind wherever your travels take you.

Travel agent vs DYI: 3 Scenarios to consider (Traveller24)

ASATA warns over festive season scams (iAfrica)

10 Tips to stay safe and savvy at SA’s busiest airports this festive season (Traveller24)

Why you still need a travel agent in the Internet age (All4women)

3 reasons why you should use a travel agent (IOL)

What gives travel agents an edge over the internet? (Bizcommunity)

Beware Fake News (Press Release

Beware Fake News (Press Release BiZcommunity)

ABTA/ASATA joint collaboration (Travel Daily News)

ABTA/ASATA joint collaboration (Traveller24)


PCI DSS (etnw)

Laptop Ban (Traveller24)

Laptop Ban (All4woman)

TAs vs Siri (Traveller24)

SA Tourism Phase 2 (etnw)

ASATA Recognition (TIR)

Otto de Vries Interview (Travelzshow June 2016)

Kim Koen (ASATA General Manager) interview on Cape Talk (Cape Talk Radio March 2016)

Otto de Vries (ASATA CEO) on Visa Requirements (Ian F Show, Hot 91.9fm March 2016)

New flights strengthen SAA’s presence in West Africa (Forbes Magazine October 2015)

OTM’s, Winkelrakke leeg in Griekeland (Die Burger – Wes Kaap October 2015)

Agents- stop relying on overrides (Travel News Weekly October 2015)

Tourist warnings on Greek finance crisis (The Mercury October 2015)

Pupils bribed over travel documents – claim (Business Day August 2015)

South Africa’s new visa regulations take effect today (CNBC Africa August 2015)

Doping cloud sours clash (The Herald August 2015)

Review overlooks retailers domestic potential (TIR Southern Africa August 2015)

ASATA concerned other airlines may follow Lufthansa strategy (TIR Southern Africa August 2015)

ASATA demystifies travel (TIR Southern Africa August 2015)

ASATA demystifies travel in new consumer campaign (TIR Southern Africa August 2015)

Make the most of your FFP (Business Traveller Africa August 2015)

Editor’s letter (Business Traveller Africa August 2015)

Still carrying baggage of encounter (Sunday Tribune July 2015)

Use air miles on Cathay Pacific (Weekend Argus July 2015)

Still carrying baggage of encounter (Saturday Star July 2015)

Griekse vakansie? Neem baie kontant (Sake Nuus July 2015)

Focus on Visas (Forbes Africa July 215)

Communication lowers stress (Business Traveller Africa July 2015)

Editor’s letter (Business Traveller Africa July 2015)

Gatlin out to dethrone Bolt in China face-off (Cape Argus June 2015)

Agent’s alert (Sunday Times July 2015)

ITC’s – Is more regulation needed? (Travel News Weekly June 2015)

Home affairs fails to enforce damaging regs (Travel News Weekly June 2015)

Nuwe wet sal toeriste afskirk, sê ASATA (Rapport June 2015)

Toerisme ramp dreig oor geboortesertifikate (Die Burger – Wes Kaap June 2015)

How to make a customer centric business model pay off (Travel News Weekly June 2015)

Rethink your sales strategy (Travel News Weekly June 2015)

Report- ASATA conference 2015 (Travel News Weekly June 2015)

Two gents and a lady (Travel News Weekly June 2015)

ASATA launches new consumer confidence campaign, slogan (TIR Southern Africa June 2015)

Visa laws fail to land at ORT  (The Star June 2015)

Chinese Tour Operators take South Africa off their lists (The Star Business Report June 2015)

Minister Team to address concerns over new regulations (Travel News Weekly June 2015)

Rules could hurt South Africa (Business Day June 2015)

Visa Rules could add to SAA’s hardships (Business Day June 2015)