September 2019

Africa Updates: 03 September 2019

2019-09-03T09:39:14+00:00September 3rd, 2019|

CONSERVATION LEVY INCREASE Dear valued partner in travel, Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management has announced an increase in conservation fee which is effective immediately and applicable to all their National Parks. Despite efforts from the affected lodges to appeal to National Parks Management Body, to postpone the increases to come into effect in 2020 allowing [...]

February 2018

Africa Updates: 23 February 2018

2018-02-26T09:21:50+00:00February 23rd, 2018|

SOUTH AFRICA TO INCREASE VAT AS OF 1 APRIL 2018 Dear valued partner, Dear travel partner, This week at the annual Budget Speech Address, South African Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, announced an increase of 1% in the value-added tax (VAT) rate and a fuel levy increase of 52 cents per litre. The VAT increase, which [...]

Africa Updates: 20 February 2018

2018-02-21T09:21:59+00:00February 18th, 2018|

WESTERN CAPE WATER CRISIS: STATEMENT AND FAQS Dear valued partner, The current drought in the Cape Peninsula has attracted much international attention and I am writing to you to allay any fears your clients may have of travelling to the area. To this effect, we have prepared a Q&A for you explaining the extent of [...]

October 2017

Africa Updates: 18 October 2017

2018-02-21T09:14:38+00:00October 18th, 2017|

NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR ROBBEN ISLAND VISITORS Robben Island has implemented new requirements for those wishing to visit the island. All clients must now provide relevant identification when purchasing a ticket according to the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA). This could be a passport, identity document (ID), birth certificate, or driver’s licence. Robben Island Museum [...]