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April 6, 2017

Latest on the proposed shut down for Friday 7 April 2017

Please find the latest update on the proposed shutdown of the country:   Save South Africa, a campaign made up of organisations, civil society groups, business leaders, celebrities and citizens, has called on all SA citizens to assemble in peaceful protest outside National Treasury offices in Pretoria   Since then a number of other parties

April 3, 2017

IATA Safety Performance data for 2016

Totals 2016 2015 % Chg. 5-year average (2011-2015) Fatalities 268 136 97.1 371 Total Accidents 65 68 -4.4 81 Fatal Accidents 10 4 150.0 13.4 Fatal Accidents on Passenger Flights 4 2 100.0 8.4 Fatal Accidents on Cargo Flights 6 2 200.0 4.6 % of accidents involving fatalities 15% 6% 9 p.p. 16% Jet hull

March 17, 2017

Malaria has not expanded in SA

Pretoria – The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says the malaria cases that have been reported in parts of the country’s northern provinces do not represent an expansion in the malaria transmission areas in South Africa.   A number of malaria cases have been reported in parts of Limpopo, North West and Gauteng provinces

March 12, 2017


Pretoria, South Africa: The Tourism Business Council of South Africa welcomes measures taken by ACSA to enhance security at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) following the armed robbery that took place on Tuesday 7 March 2017.   Through its Tourism Safety Initiative (TSI), the Council is currently engaging with industry role-players based in the ORTIA

March 10, 2017

Governments need to lead the protection of children in tourism – UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection meets in Berlin

    Press Release     Madrid, Spain, 10 March 2017 PR No. 17029   Governments need to lead the protection of children in tourism – UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection meets in Berlin   The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection focused on the role of governments

February 16, 2017

High alert for Tropical Storm Dineo

A multi-stakeholder team, comprising members of SAPS, SANDF, traffic officials, SASSA and Ambulance services, has been assembled by the Limpopo Department of Cooperative Governance – following the warning of severe tropical storm “Dineo”.   The South African Weather Services (SAWS) issued an alert about Dineo which has formed in the Mozambique channel.   Dineo is

February 9, 2017

Working Group progresses on the Convention on the Protection of Tourists

Press Release Madrid, Spain, 08 February 2017   Working Group progresses on the Convention on the Protection of Tourists   The continuous growth of the tourism sector and its current trends and challenges, including those related to safety and security and the expansion of new businesses models, require an adaptation of the global legal framework. In this

January 31, 2017


South African Airways (SAA) has issued a statement warning its customers and the public about a hoax survey currently circulating on social media. The scam is an open invitation to participate in an online survey and then share the link with 10 contacts on WhatsAPP messenger. Those who then share the survey link will stand

January 26, 2017


ASATA has informed us of a scam email currently in circulation requesting travel agents to submit tenders to UNICEF. How it works is fraudsters publish/send a fake tender UNICEF advert and require a non-refundable document fee to be deposited into their bank account. ASATA asks that all travel agents exercise caution when receiving tender requests.

January 25, 2017

Interpol launches project targeting African-Asian wildlife crime links

Interpol has launched a new project to identify and dismantle organised crime networks making illicit profits in wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia.   The project will provide a strengthened law enforcement response in source, transit and destination countries. It will target high-profile traffickers in Asia who source wildlife from Africa, particularly those linked to

Two sides of the shieldServices

  • Prevention and Risk Management Based on information gathered, the trends can be noted and more information provided to the TSI portal. This will ensure we provide a service of success in preventing criminal trends in the tourism industry. The TSI will provide knowledge and insight on best practice to mitigate against tourist and tourism business crime.
  • Incident Management Our aim is to get as many incidents as possible reported to the TSI portal. This information will assist us to provide the police with information to prosecute those who are involved in crimes against tourists and tourism businesses. The TSI will also assist in supporting the victims of such crimes.