Big Bend sheds a different light on the US frontier

(CNN) — It’s late afternoon in Santa Elena Canyon — a 19-mile gorge that separates Big Bend National Park in West Texas and three national parks in Mexico — and we’re setting up camp along a remote stretch of the Rio…

Namibia: High-Risk Classification a Blow for Tourism

Tourism and hospitality players say Namibia’s classification, as a high-risk destination is a huge blow to the already struggling sector due to uncontrollable levels of Covid-19 new infections and deaths.. The Centres for…

Namibia: UNWTO Honours Geingob for Commitment to Tourism

United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary general Zurab Pololikashvili yesterday visited President Hage Geingob to brief him on the two-day UNWTO regional conference on brand Africa.. The conference, themed…

Africa: ‘Why Poor Air Connectivity in Africa May Persist’

When the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) was launched in January 2018, it was enthusiastically embraced as the key that would unlock air travel in Africa.. Although 33 countries in the continent are signatories…

Ireland to reopen visa-free travel to South Africans shortly

Earlier this year, in a bid to mitigate the spread of the new COVID-19 variants in that country, the Republic of Ireland revoked visa-free travel privileges to several high-risk nations including South Africa.. Having made…

When will UK – US travel reopen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden are expected to commit to working to lift UK-US Covid-19 travel restrictions.. The two leaders are set to announce on Thursday a travel safety group that will…

US lowers outbound restrictions on dozens of destinations

Prevention (CDC) lowered countries such as France, Spain and Italy into level three, which means fully-vaccinated passengers may go to these areas.. Although the UK is listed as a level three by the CDC, under a presidential…

SA tourism sector get ready: The Americans are coming!

In a recent interview, Tourism Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced that American visitors are returning to South Africa in their numbers.. Speaking to eNCA from OR Tambo International Airport on 4 June at the arrival…

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