Cautious optimism ahead of umrah season

With the historic Hajj 1441 season successfully rolled out despite the COVID19 pandemic, Muslims now await the announcement of the umrah season. However, the South African Travel and Haj Operators Association (Sathoa) chairperson Sedick Steenkamp anticipates that the umrah season can only be expected to commence in three months from[…]

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Scrapping of unabridged birth certificate requirement to boost tourism, says minister

The scrapping of the unabridged birth certificate requirement for inbound travellers will boost the tourism sector, tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said at the weekend. The directive, signed by home affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Friday, means that international minors travelling to SA no longer require unabridged birth certificates or consent[…]

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VOC’s First Ever Travel Expo 2019 ‘takes off’

Capetonians gathered in their numbers in support of VOC’s first-ever World Travel Expo 2019, held at Moerat Events Cape Town, in Boom Rd, Schaapkraal over the weekend. Over 40 dynamic travel and tours, travel accessory vendors and foreign exchange companies showcased their brands and services in the main exhibitor’s hall[…]

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SA ‘paradise of the world’: Global moto-adventurer

International Qatari moto-adventurer, Khalid Al-Jaber regards South Africa, and the larger African continent, as the “paradise of the world” – even after crossing through 34 countries in the two trips he made prior to his African adventure. He has travelled extensively through the America’s, Europe and Asia and transitioned into[…]

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More travel woes for commuters as bus strike continues

Thousands of commuters around the country, who use buses as their primary mode of transport, will once again have to find alternate modes of transport on Thursday as the nationwide bus strike enters its second day. About 15 bus companies affiliated to transport union South African Transport & Allied Workers[…]

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