what is mice?

We travel the planet and MICE is the key that unlocks the world

Events are the foundation that stimulates the growth of Travel and Tourism around the globe. Within the industry there are many key sectors that drive the Future of Tourism and bring key stakeholders together to share their experiences and offerings with each other. MICE can be considered the marketplace for hundreds of sectors and the driving force for testing out new technology. Ideas form in the hundreds of thousands of meetings that take place. Companies incentivise cooperation between employers, employees and business partners by creating spaces for sharing skills. Conferences bring people together to brainstorm in Think Tanks and formulate plans for the sustainability of many industries and sectors. Exhibitions are the art of MICE and bring forward the brightest and most beautiful aspects of our world of Travel: it is the performance of our collective imagination and showcases our part of the world to all others.

Science & Medicine

The formation of Protocols are based on scientific evidence from various fields and the implementation is to go through public testing and sustainability studies. Protocols are about saving lives and protecting the public and private sectors.

Compassion & Ethics

In considering the implementation and use of Protocols we put People First as lives are at stake. Ethical considerations are to form a baseline in terms of the sharing of information and the use of data to form the needed Protocol measures.

Technology & Monitoring

The use of Technology fundamentally changes how effectively we are able to implement Protocols and then monitor their effectiveness. Monitoring data and the ever changing direction of the challenges we face in the world determines the speed of our response.

Event Safety Council (esc), powered by SACIA presents:

Re-Opening Guidelines for the Event Industry in South Africa
Covid-19 Safety and Prevention Measures

This is the first episode in the Covid Protocols series, where Hello Adventures teamed up with Khotso of Southern Xplorer to create a behind-the-scenes look at what tourism businesses in South Africa are doing to get travel-ready during the Covid19 pandemic.

With safety protocols in place, as a traveller you’ll feel safer when you travel after lockdown, and as a tourism business you’ll know you’re ready to welcome guests as soon as possible.

Important Note: These protocols are guidelines, drawn up by the tourism industry in South Africa and managed by Youth Tourism South Africa in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Events at CPUT.
Covid-19 protocols are not enforceable by law.

Protocol guidelines

important things to know

The protocols being implemented worldwide and relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic are guidelines, measures and procedures formed by medical bodies, councils, and scientific research and study. It is advised that you consult directly with your Government or representative Council or Association before implementing any COVID-19 protocols. There are many legal implications if you implement measures that are not uniformly accepted worldwide. Currently the main reference point for all COVID-19 protocols is the World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Please seek legal assistance and oversight when developing or implementing any protocol measures.
This site and all related sites DO NOT in any way or form develop protocols and all protocols listed on the site are guidelines only, by the relevant representative organisation. This site is a Public Benefit page with the aim of studying the impact of COVID-19 on Tourism in South Africa.

Protocols South Africa

Tourism Industry Standard Protocols for COVID-19 Operations - by the Tourism Business Council South Africa (TBCSA)

COVID19 Reopening Guidance for the Restaurant Industry - by the Restaurant Association South Africa (RASA)

Re-Opening Guidelines for the Event Industry in South Africa - Covid-19 Safety and Prevention Measures - by the Event Safety Council (esc)

Travel Permits for Lockdown Level 3

Health Declaration
Asata advises that travellers also should complete a health declaration form, which allows authorities to track and trace suspected COVID cases. This form needs to be completed, signed, printed and a copy given to Port Health officials before entering an airport.

Travel Permit Affidavit
Affidavit required (sworn statement at police station) to help you travel between provinces.

Funeral Travel Permit
If you travel for a funeral between provinces during Level 3 lockdown.

Essential Service Travel
Form if you are traveling during Level 3 to perform an essential service.

Protocols from Spain

UNE Specifications published to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in the tourism sector

The Spanish Association for Standardisation (UNE), in collaboration with the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE), has published a series of Specifications, which establish the guidelines and recommendations for reducing the risk of the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the tourism sector. The Spanish Association for Standardization has made these documents open access, available free of charge to anyone to use. (Currently only Spanish versions are available; we are working on English translations.)

UNE-6600: MICE Tourism (in Spanish)

Protocols from Kenya

Magical Kenya - Tourism and Travel Health and Safety Protocols

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