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  • Tourism update  
    AASA is a member of the TBCSA and holds a Director position on the Board of Directors.  TBCSA is the umbrella association representing Travel and Tourism organisations in South Africa. AASA is actively involved in the work of TBCSA.  In particular, the current implementation of the new Immigration Regulations promulgated with effect from 26 May 2014 is receiving a great deal of attention from TBCSA. AASA is a member of the sub-committee which is actively working to convince the Department of Home Affairs to postpone the implementation of the Regulations and undertake a full review. Read more...


  • Good demand for African airlines continues  
    May 4, 2017. Cape Town. African airlines continued to enjoy good demand, with traffic up 6.0% compared to March 2016, according to a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on global passenger traffic results for March 2017. Capacity rose 2.4%, and load factor strengthened 2.3 percentage points to 68.2%. Notwithstanding fragility in the region’s biggest economies (Nigeria and South Africa), traffic growth has strengthened in recent months with RPKs growing at an annualised pace of nearly 10% since mid-2016. Read more...