19 July 2020

New Book to Guide South African Travel Industry out of COVID-19 Crisis

Submitted by Mandisa Magwaxaza

Tourism, Travel & Covid-19: The New Narrative for Southern and Eastern Africa during a crisis vortex is a new book edited by Shanaleigh Hebbard and published by Knowledge Resources Publishing. This book is a collaboration of various industry experts, thought leaders, business owners and ambassadors supporting conservation and communities in the travel industries of Southern and Eastern Africa.

Among the twenty-three contributors to the book are Sisa Ntshona - CEO of South African Tourism, Greg Smith and Richard de la Ray - founders or the leading COVID-19 travel Facebook group #tourisminmyblood, Mandisa Magwaxaza - Board Member and Eastern Cape Chairperson at SATSA, and Derek Nseko - a Ugandan aviation expert and MD at iFly Aviation. Click here to purchase a digital copy of the book.

This book offers strategies, stories, insights, key objectives and actionable steps that businesses can start implementing now in preparation for when global travel and tourism restart.  The goal is for tourism and travel businesses to be ready to welcome local and international guests back into an atmosphere of feeling safe and secure while enjoying all that Africa has to offer.

The book will be a vital tool for the tourism and hospitality business in Africa. Future tourists planning on visiting Southern and Eastern Africa will also benefit from reading this book as it will allow them to understand the solutions offered to make sure that their future visits are safe.

Tourists will even know what to expect when domestic, regional and international travel resumes. The editor, Shanaleigh Hebbard is the owner of Shongile - Future Life Journeys. Shongile is a travel company that finds the best opportunities and solutions to bring people, places and events together to achieve maximum employment, inner healing, and a lasting impression of increase through effective collaboration, storytelling and purposeful travelling.