South Africans now require a visa to visit Ireland

The Republic of Ireland has suspended visa-free short-stay travel from South Africa and now requires South African passport holders to apply for a visa or transit visa, regardless of where they reside or the reason for their travel to Ireland. The Irish Embassy said...

Hotel Sky is a hotel of the future with its AI robots and self check-in

Having a robot carry your bags to your room seems like something out of a futuristic sci-fi film, but for this Sandton hotel, it’s just part of the package. Opened in November 2020, Hotel Sky is a new gem on the Sandton City Skyline. Born out of the vision to make...

Fast mover 2: MRU readies for tourism comeback

Mauritius launched its COVID-19 vaccination programme yesterday, January 26, giving priority to health care professionals, employees of the tourism industry, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions. This is according to a press release from the...

Fast mover 1: Seychelles leads the way back to tourism

Acknowledging its strong dependence on tourism, the Seychelles was the first country in Africa to launch its vaccination campaign and is racing towards achieving herd immunity. This, it believes, will allow the island destination to fully reopen to all tourists by...

Israel bans all visitors

In an extraordinary and unprecedented move, Israel has closed Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, and barred all flights from entering or leaving the country until the ban is reviewed on January 31. According to Israeli press, the move is due to fears of faster-spreading,...