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Learning Leisure Travel (BTA)

Travel agents share their top tips great family holiday decisions (Travel With Kids)

Customs requirements for South African travellers

What Makes Great Travel Agent (BTA)

Asata appoints Nivashnee Naidoo (Bizcommunity)

Got the sniffles after a flight? Guess what, it’s not the cabin air… (Inside Travel)

It’s cold up there in the air (Inside Travel)

#TravelNightmares: What to do when you’ve lost your passport (Traveller24)

Consumerisation of travel: Millennials changing the face of business travel (Bizcommunity)

Traditional Travel Management on Trial (BTA)

#Biztrends (Bizcommunity)

Travel agents focus on end-to-end, multi-platform consumer experiences  (Bizcommunity)

Where does your travel consultant go on holiday? Part 1 (IOL)

Where does your travel consultant go on holiday? Part 2 (IOL)

#Travelmyth: Debunking the most common frequent flyer myths (Inside Travel)

#CapeWaterCrisis: Cancellations for Cape Town ‘affects tourism across SA’ (Traveller24)

New ASATA President (eTNW)

Insurance Topic (Traveller24)

5 reasons you might want to go on a tropical holiday instead of buying the latest smartphone (W24)

SA School Holidays: Check the documents you need when travelling with kids in SA (Traveller24)

“Travelmythbuster”: Blue Airline Seats (Inside Travel)

“Travelmythbuster”: The truth about Duty Free (Inside Travel)

PRESS RELEASE: Bali Volcano eruption – Travel Trade weighs in (Traveller24)

PRESS RELEASE: Bali Volcano UPDATE (Traveller24)

Where to travel to with your TAX refund (Traveller24)

PRESS RELEASE: SA Travel Market Index (IOL)

Find Your Escape: Honeymoon hotspots from the travel experts (Traveller24)

#TourismMonth: Why travel agents are here to stay (Bizcommunity)

#TourismMonth: What are the travel jobs of the future? (Bizcommunity)

PRESS RELEASE: South Africans still travelling internationally despite domestic travel dip (All4woman)

PRESS RELEASE: South Africans still travelling internationally despite domestic travel dip (Bizcommunity)

PRESS RELEASE: South Africans still travelling internationally despite domestic travel dip (TAM)

PRESS RELEASE: South African Travel Agents to get professional recognition by SAQA to ASATA (TAM)

PRESS RELEASE: South African Travel Agents to get professional recognition by SAQA to ASATA (eTNW)

PRESS RELEASE: South African Travel Agents to get professional recognition by SAQA to ASATA (Bizcommunity)

PRESS RELEASE: South African Travel Agents to get professional recognition by SAQA to ASATA (IOL)

PRESS RELEASE: South African Travel Agents to get professional recognition by SAQA to ASATA (eTNW)

Busting the Myth Series: Why does your passport need to be valid for 6 months? (iAfrica)

TNW: SAQA to drive much needed skills development (iAfrica)

TNW: SAQA to drive much needed skills development (iAfrica)

TNW: SAQA to drive much needed skills development (TNW)

How TMCs can help communicating and education about Travel Policies (TIR)

How TMCs can help communicating and education about Travel Policies (TAM)

PRESS RELEASE: ASATA Commissions Grant Thornton to compile SA Travel Market Report (TNW)

Series: How the experts can help: Airport Security (Traveller24)

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 iAfrica.com)

Beware Fake News (Press Release BiZcommunity)

ABTA/ASATA joint collaboration (Travel Daily News)

ABTA/ASATA joint collaboration (Traveller24)

VAT AUDITS (TIR)

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)