Now that our borders have (sort of) opened, how’s business? Compared with October 2019, how much business do you expect to write during the month of October 2020?
Only 10-30% of October 2019’s figures (85%)
Only 30-60% of October 2019’s figures (10%)
Roughly the same as October 2019’s figures (2%)
Only 60-90% of October 2019’s figures (2%)
10-30% more than October 2019’s figures (1%)
60-100% more than October 2019’s figures (1%)
30-60% more than October 2019’s figures (0%)
In your opinion, which of the following will put travellers off international travel?
Fear of having to unexpectedly quarantine on arrival at a destination (36%)
Fear of getting caught in a lockdown in a foreign country (28%)
Fear of not being able to come home because of a lockdown in SA (16%)
Fear of catching Covid on flight or in airport transport (10%)
Fear of having to be hospitalised for Covid in foreign country (7%)
Fear of having inadequate travel insurance to cover hospitalisation (3%)
Comair (BA Comair and kulula.com) should soon start flying (December 1) after spending five months on the tarmac. They are still in business rescue until March 31 2021. Will you and your clients book on these two carriers once they start flying again?
About the Phase II COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme… If you applied for this, was your application successful?
Agents only - if regional borders were to open and travel "bubbles" created before 1 November, between SA and Mauritius, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania (Zanzibar) would it keep you in business until 2021?
Yes, that's what we need (66%)
No, it's too late, people will already have made bookings for local Xmas holidays (24%)
No, regional bookings are done direct, online (10%)
Are you marketing to locals for domestic leisure travel?
No, locals only book direct, online (26%)
Yes, temporarily until int’l restarts (25%)
Yes, I've always marketed local travel to locals (24%)
No, the revenues and commission are not worth it (13%)
Yes, this is going to be a new permanent focus for my business (8%)
No, I have no marketing budget (4%)
European countries are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases since reopening borders for tourism. Should SA see this as a lesson, and keep borders closed for the rest of this year?
No, the travel and tourism sector cannot survive until then. (72%)
Maybe, it depends on whether our case numbers drop significantly in the near future. (18%)
Yes, it is too risky to reopen borders this year. (11%)
What will make inter-provincial travel the most attractive for South Africans?
Special deals and rock-bottom prices (78%)
Reassurance of total compliance with COVID hygiene rules at every step of their journey (23%)
When SAA is revived, are you planning to support the airline?
No, I wouldn’t touch it (40%)
Only if my client insists on it (37%)
Yes, I will give it maximum support (23%)
With the announcement last week that intra-provincial travel is finally allowed, have you started receiving bookings?