Authorities say they have recognised there are a number of regular visitors, mainly from European countries, who usually visit the country for long periods of time during the summer season.
The deal will offer Emirates’ passengers connectivity to more than 25 domestic destinations in South Africa and more than 20 regional destinations in southern Africa.
The move follows a decision from president Cyril Ramaphosa that the country would be moving to alert level one from today, thus opening up international borders for selected countries.
Rob van der Velden has been appointed as the general manager of Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo, which is the first of its kind in southern Africa.
South Africa is preparing to reopen its borders to travellers for the first time since March. In an address to the nation earlier, president Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed the process would begin in October.
Fancourt, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, consists of the Fancourt hotel and the award-winning Manor House, which together offer 133 rooms and suites.
The carrier has been on life support for nearly a decade, losing money each year and only sustained by funds from the South African government.
South African Tourism has created two videos, as part of a campaign to promote the importance of self-isolation and social distancing. The impactful videos show poignant shots of South Africa’s landscapes, cities and people, encouraging South Africans and visitors alike, to stay at home so they can travel later.
Africa’s Travel Indaba has been postponed indefinitely in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak spreading around the world. South Africa tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced the decision earlier.
Amid global concerns about Covid-19, organisers have urged the tourism industry to rally together to ensure the sector continues to thrive on the continent. Delegates will be welcomed to the Cape Town International Convention Centre from April 6th.