TIR Apr_May18.pdf - Page 22



NEWS
Seychelles records
more SA visitors
SOUTH Africa has ranked in
the top six markets for Seychelles after a record year for
tourist arrivals in 2017. More
growth is expected this year.
Total arrivals to the islands
reached almost 350,000 in
2017. Visits by South Africans
rose 15 percent.
* See the April/May issue
for TIR’s complete guide to
selling Seychelles.
Sainte Anne Marine Park, Seychelles.
PCI DSS compliance deadline looms
TRAVELPORT has made its
PCI DSS certification wizard
tool public to assist any International Air Transport Association agency still working to
meet the March 1 compliance
deadline. 
Level-three and four-category merchants, processing
fewer than one-million card
transactions annually, can
complete a PCI DSS assessment online now at:
http://info.securitymetrics.
com/travelport-pcidss-compliance.
For details on Travelport’s
PCI DSS Certification Programme, visit: www.travelport.com/pcidsscompliance.
* TIR, together with Nedbank and the International
Air Transport Association,
has produced a FAQ on PCI
DSS and compliance requirements relating to IATA
accreditation, available at:
www.tir.co.za.
SafariNow joins
Travelstart Group
TRAVELSTART’S purchase of SafariNow.com
has strengthened the
OTA’s accommodation
category, with 23,000 new
listings added.
SafariNow.com will
continue to run as a standalone business.
COME AND
HAVE A PEEK …
at what’s on offer from Cruise Vacations in 2018 & 2019
ASATA elects new President
SWG Group Operations Director Dinesh Naidoo has been
elected President of the Association of Southern African Travel
Agents. He succeeds Vanya Lessing, Sure Travel CEO, in the
role. Tourvest Travel CFO Scholtz Fourie replaces Johanna Mukoki as Vice President; while Colin Mitchley, Financial Director
Bidtravel, will serve as Treasurer.
GPictured below: Scholtz Fourie; Dinesh Naidoo; Otto de Vries,
ASATA Chief Executive Officer and Colin Mitchley.
Photo Credit: Silversea Cruises, Photographer Richard Sidley
www.cruise-vacations.co.za
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