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March 20, 2017

TSI INTERVENTION LEADS TO POLICE INVESTIGATIONS AND ARREST

We are pleased to report two success stories from the TSI:   1. A man who checked into Angel’s Place Guesthouse in Pretoria reportedly fired a gunshot through the television in his room, while also being suspected for dealing in drugs. After viewing the scene, guesthouse staff noticed the damaged television and a number of

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

TBCSA WELCOMES ACSA MEASURES TO HEIGHTEN AIRPORT SECURITY AT ORTIA

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

March 8, 2017

CRIME SITUATION IN RSA Nine months of 2016/2017: 1 April 2016 – 31 December 2016

 

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 26, 2017

CAUTION: UNICEF EMAIL SCAM IN CIRCULATION

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

January 25, 2017

Warn your clients about airport cons

Two unidentified individuals demanded a large amount of money from passengers arriving from the US at OR Tambo International Airport on Sunday morning. The passengers were connecting on to a flight to Durban.   While in a long queue waiting to go through security for domestic departures at Gates C-E, the passengers were approached by

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.

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