Entries by Natalia Rosa

Protecting the mobile workforce – International SOS

As corporate travel continues to increase, there seems to be a discrepancy between the perceived travel risk outlook for travellers and the actual risks expected to increase this year. Results of a survey conducted by International SOS and IPSOS show that 61% of respondents feel that the travel risk have increased for Sub-Saharan Africa over […]

Warn your clients about Malaria

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has issued a malaria advisory, warning travellers that South Africa is currently experiencing its annual malaria season and that there has been a recent increase of malaria cases in Mozambique due to the storms following Cyclone Dineo that affected Mozambique and the north-eastern parts of South Africa. Also […]

SARS Audit Findings on the application of zero-rating on international air transport

Following our letter dated 09 November 2016, regarding VAT implications on additional or supplementary commissions from carriers, several of our members have now started to receive audit findings from SARS. As you will recall from the communique, Shepstone Wylie Attorneys accompanied ASATA to a meeting with SARS to understand the organisation’s concerns and whether there […]

ASATA in the news

ASATA is featuring its members in the news on a regular basis. If you would like to be included among the travel consultants that comment or have a story where you’ve saved the day, please contact us on asata@bigambitions.co.za. The following story appeared in BizCommunity this week and tells consumers exactly how South African travel […]

PCI DSS compliance – Don’t fear it, but don’t ignore it!

We don’t need to tell you that the risk of fraud associated with payment card transactions and potential data breaches has been rife over the past few years. To ensure safer transactions, IATA is expecting Accredited Travel Agents operating within the BSP to be compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) and the Data Security […]