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South Africa Drops Travel Red List – All Travellers Welcome! Tourism Experts Rejoice (SAPeople)

ASATA Travel Experts Share Top Tips For Travel During COVID (iAfrica)

Two travel costs you shouldn’t skimp on post-Covid & finding a locksmith (Times Live)

Eleven tips to keep in mind when travelling (Getaway)

Home Affairs lifts visa requirements for several nationalities (The South African)

Industry’s response to the regulations around international travel (The Planner Guru)

Entry curbs, Emirates cancellation crush tourism revival (Biznews)

Confusion over SA’s level 1 travel restrictions (news365)

South Africa’s level 1 travel restrictions are nonsense – Tourism body (MyBroadband)

Besluit oor risikolande ‘onsinnig’ (Netwerk24)

Internasionale reis: Suid-Afrikaners nog onseker(Netwerk24)

ASATA welcomes SA opening its borders but says there are logical challenges (IOL)

Reis se hoërisiko-lys ‘terugslag vir SA toerisme’(Netwerk24)

Airline refunds – TMCs carry the can (TNW)

Tourism industry welcomes international travel decision (eNCA)

Economy breathes welcome sigh for Level 1, while alcohol, travel industries remain aggrieved (Engineering News)

PRESS RELEASE: ASATA welcomes reopening of international borders – Let’s get South Africans safely back to travel

Reopening of international travel in SA: Could it open sooner than we think? (IOL)

Consumer Watch: Travellers left in limbo dealt yet another blow (IOL)

Not the end of the road for travel agencies, says Asata CEO (The Citizen)

“We Need A Definite Date For The Reopening Of International Travel” – Asata (iAfrica)

4 more airports to reopen in SA under level 2 (IOL)

South African Travel Association Asks for Date of International Flights (SA People News)

ASATA: ’We need definite date for reopening of international travel’ (IOL)

ASATA: Definitive date for reopening of int’l travel needed for sector survival (Eye Witness News)

ASATA on board with phased reopening of international travel (IOL)

ASATA on board with phased reopening of tourism for leisure (Cape Talk)

ASATA backs TBCSA view that intra-provincial domestic leisure is open

Consumer Watch: Woman under-refunded R21 684 after dream trip to Dubai canned (IOL)

Asata on air tickets and vouchers: ‘Consumers should be offered choice of a refund’ (IOL)

Local travel agents warn airlines about passenger ticket refunds (Engineering News)

Consumer Watch: Travel agents kick back against flight refunds (IOL)

Travel agents not to blame for disruptions, refund issues − Asata (Engineering News)

ASATA reiterates support of government’s travel restrictions (IOL)

ASATA reveals coronavirus information centre plans (IOL)

ASATA CEO addresses Minister Pandor’s comment on travel agents to not exploit travellers (SAFM)

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)

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)

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

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

Beware Fake News (Press Release BiZcommunity)

ABTA/ASATA joint collaboration (Travel Daily News)

ABTA/ASATA joint collaboration (Traveller24)


PCI DSS (etnw)

TAs vs Siri (Traveller24)

SA Tourism Phase 2 (etnw)

ASATA Recognition (TIR)

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