COVID -19 Wednesday Sessions


Join GBTA SA every Wednesday from 10h00 to 11h00 for our weekly discussions during the COVID 19 lockdown when we discuss topics relevant to the travel industry.

Take the survey and give us your topics and your opinion.

6 May

Gert Kriel from FirstRand presented GBTA SA Post COVID Travel Risk.  Gert has over 42 years’ experience within the Human Resources and Risk Management portfolios across the banking, retail and military sectors.  In this time of heightened uncertainty we thought it appropriate to engage with an expert to hear about his view on the changing landscape and the effect it may have on Policy and duty of care responsibilities for your organisation.

13 May

This week Andy Williams from SafeHotels joined our conversation.  SafeHotels have just launched a Covid-19 Standard and Certification for hotels. Andrew discussed the importance of having a standard for all hotels and other types of accommodation regarding fire, safety and security. During this time is is important to work on plans and having schedules for training to ensure the hotel industry builds confidence and trust moving forward.

All accommodation is supported and can become a certified establishment.

There is a process to be followed to become a certified establishment and only following an onsite audit inspection will SafeHotels issue an actual Certificate to the hotels. Contact Robyn Christie for more information.

To download the list of Safehotels click here

27 May

Meet Zuks Ramasia, newly appointed CEO of the Board of Airline Representatives South Africa BARSA and the exco of BARS in this session.

3 June

We were joined by Amanda Mvinjelwa from ACSA. The session was interesting and insightful.

GBTA’s incredible Robyn Christie and Amanda Mvinjelwa from ACSA

10 June

International SOS and GBTA Southern Africa bring insight into Travel Safely.

Join our sessions

If you would like to join our sessions – please send Nicky an email and you will be added to the weekly invite.

Sponsor a session

Should you wish to sponsor a Wednesday weekly session and choose your topic. Please send an email and we will be happy to discuss the options with you.