Travel Insights

UK extends 'no-fly' zone for drones
The UK Government has announced new legislation to extend a ‘no-fly’ zone around airports, banning drones from flying within 5km of runways, effective March 2019. Work to progress a new Drones Bill is under. The bill will give…
SA Express has added a second frequency from Johannesburg…
SA Express (SAX) has added a second frequency from Johannesburg to Mthatha, which started on February 25. The airline operates a 50-seat regional jet CRJ 200 on the route and now offers a morning and afternoon service from…
New Hilton brand targets business and bleisure travellers
Hilton has launched a new meetings and events-focused brand for meeting professionals and business travellers which prioritizes technology and design Signia Hilton hotels will offer a minimum of 500 guestrooms, with each room…
OR Tambo unveils plans for a revamp
OR Tambo International Airport has unveiled plans for a R4,5bn development project to make upgrades to its Western Precinct, which will acquire new offices, retail space, hotel and conference facilities and additional transit-…
USA Visa Delays
The next available US visa application appointments at the Durban and Cape Town centres are on January 29 and February 4 respectively. As of Monday (November 19), the next available appointments at the Durban and Cape Town…
SAA seat capacity loss threatens Johannesburg hub status
Johannesburg is at threat of losing its hub status due to the fact that SAA has lost more than 13% of its international seat capacity between March and September this year. This was the warning by Airports Company South Africa (…
East London Airport to undergo major renovations
East London Airport is planning major renovations, with work expected to start next year. Renovations will include the installation of a rainwater harvest system for the firefighting section, a R215m multi-storey parking lot, a…
Cemair to relaunch Bloemfontein Port Elizabeth route
Cemair will fly between Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth twice a week until the festive season, daily through the season and then three times per week thereafter.  The November 6 to December 6 schedule will operate on…
UAE eases visa regulations for visitors
The UAE announced a relaxation in existing legislation for those visiting the country. New entry permits will now be issued when existing permits expire without the need for individuals to leave the country. Two 30-day…
British Airways increases capacity to Johannesburg
British Airways has started four new weekly services between London and Johannesburg on Sunday (October 28) increasing the number of direct flights between the cities to 18 a week. The additional flights will depart London…
Taking Medication to the United Arab Emirates
In October 2018, the UAE government introduced additional requirements for people travelling to or via the nation with certain medications. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has always had extremely strict drug laws and maintains a…
Free Travel Policy Template
One of the biggest benefits is to streamline your booking travel process and reduce your business travel costs.  By ensuring your employees’ book their travel in line with your Travel Policy, you can take back the…