Travel Insights

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…
Four common business travel challenges and how to overcome…
Did you know that 10% of corporate travellers spend nearly four weeks of their personal time up in the air in an aircraft, and are away from home an average of 88 nights each year? Or that the human body loses almost 1.4 litres…
Double your rewards on your On Business programme with…
British Airways is offering small and medium-sized enterprises that are part of its On Business programme an opportunity to double their rewards. On Business members who travel on British Airways international flights or British…
Tanzania Airports Authority introduces new security fee for…
The Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA) has introduced a new security fee on all domestic and international flights in the country. As of 1 October 2018, air travellers will pay an additional TZS5 000 (-+R32) for domestic flights…
Free WiFi to be made available at Acsa airports by year end
Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has announced that free WiFi will be made available at all Acsa airports before the end of 2018. Acsa airports include, OR Tambo, Cape Town, King Shaka, Bram Fischer, Port Elizabeth…