With airline passengers in Africa predicted to rise to 350 million by 2035 and a great number of multinationals already embarking on aggressive expansion into Africa, the attractiveness of the continent for SME and entrepreneurs is growing exponentially, driven in part by improved intra-African air access.
Six sure ways to get your visa application denied
From airline delays to being up-to-date with the latest airport security regulations, business trips can cause all sorts of headaches for even the most hardened road warriors.
But, one of the biggest challenges lies before you even get to the airport… Applying for your visa. Countless business meetings have had to be rescheduled and flights postponed endlessly due to business visas being delayed or declined.
London. Brussels. New York. Barcelona. Las Vegas
Attacks are indiscriminate and can happen anywhere and at any time. This is a worrying – if not terrifying thought for business travellers, who find themselves away from home and their family for work frequently. The question at the top of their minds has become: “Is it still safe to travel?”
FCBT is proud to be building the future bosses of South Africa (in conjunction with the Flight Centre Foundation) by donating school uniforms, stationery, toys, a percentage of our profits and the time of our expert staff members to activities centered on the following pillars:
When you’re working 16-hour days to keep your small business afloat and living off room service, your safety and that of your employees is probably the last thing on your mind.
Did you know, however, that your failure to devise and implement a duty of care plan – whether you are aware of your legal responsibility or not – could land you in serious hot water if a staff member is injured or dies while travelling for business?
When you’re drowning under mounds of paperwork and working weekends to keep your accounts up to date, the prospect of spending a full day out of the office to attend a conference will strike fear in your heart.
With limited time and resources, SMEs find it difficult to carve out the time to attend an event. There will always be something that’s more pressing than an upcoming conference.
If the thought of packing for yet another business trip is as painful as lugging a packed suitcase up three flights of stairs, here’s why you should ditch the excess baggage and start getting suitcase smart ladies.
Your aim as a woman traveller is: To look professional, stay organised and keep your luggage light and easy to carry. A business trip shouldn’t be a chore. It’s an opportunity to grow your business, network and build relationships with existing and potential customers.
If you move your business travel to Flight Centre Business Travel (FCBT) between 1 August 2017 – 30 September 2017, you’ll get a free executive cabin bag worth R500 with your first international flight booking.
Here’s the kind of service you can expect when you switch your business travel to us:
Travel is an essential component of growing your business, but too often as entrepreneurs we are concerned about the pressure travel expenses will put on our cashflow and profits.
Not travelling, however, could mean the difference between connecting and not connecting with a customer, and sealing the deal.
Large corporates and conglomerates didn’t get to where they are by cutting out travel. Rather, by managing these expenses so they achieved the best bang for their buck.
PLANNING YOUR TRAVEL
Your travel manager can advise you on all the aspects of your trip, giving you a range of travel options that suit your budget and travel policy.