Travel Insights

How working with a B-BBEE Level 1 TMC can help grow your…
Flight Centre Business Travel, part of the Flight Centre Travel Group Corporate (Pty) Ltd has made significant progress in its transformation journey, achieving a phenomenal jump from Level 4 B-BBEE to Level 1 status in just…
Air Mauritius to increase capacity to CPT route
As of October 29, Air Mauritius will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays between Mauritius and Cape Town. On Fridays between November 2, 2018 and January 11 2019, Air Mauritius will operate its A330-900NEO on the route.…
SA Express releases relaunch schedule
SA Express (SAX) has announced it will resume its operations on Thursday 23 August 2018, following the temporary grounding at the end of May 2018.  This follows the recent reinstatement of both the airlines’s Air Operations…
Emirates enhances its premium offering in First and…
Emirates has refreshed its premium offering with new luxury products in First and Business Class for a more comfortable travel experience. The new products stem from collaborations with BYREDO skincare, Bowers & Wilkins and…
Travel Insurance becomes increasingly important
Following a global spike in fraudulent transactions, travel insurance companies are clamping down on supporting documentation requirements before paying out claims. Baggage delay and loss claims require a letter from the airline…
What millennials really want from business travel
For business owners, it’s important to understand what makes your most valuable employees tick. And, chances are that while you’ll be juggling multiple generations in your workforce, your team will likely comprise a large…
Five tips to stay fit and healthy on your next business trip
It doesn't take a survey to know that most business travellers don't follow their fitness and wellness routines while travelling for work. What’s evident though, is that more business travellers around the world are getting…
Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria completes expansion
The Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Hatfield will be opening its additional facilities on July 1 following a major R120m construction project that started in May 2017. The hotel now includes a further 85 rooms, (bringing the…
Kenya Airways flights from Cape Town take-off
Kenya Airways has added three non-stop flights to Cape Town per week, since early June. The flights will depart from Nairobi every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 15h30. The airline currently operates seven weekly flights to…
Botswana Airports keep travellers connected with…
Four major airports in Botswana have introduced free Wifi at boarding areas. The service is available at Sir Seretse Khama International airport in Gaborone, Kasane as well as Maun airports, and Francistown airports.…
Delays in Schengen Visas
Due to Schengen visa high season, there is a shortage of visa appointment availability and extended processing times. Appointments are available at the Hungarian and Greek lodgement centres from the end of June, at the Dutch…
SA Express Grounded
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACA) announced on 24 May 2018 that it had grounded SA Express over ‘severe cases of non-compliance that pose serious safety risks’. While the SACAA does not make the details of its…