Travel Insights

5 Tips for SMEs to make the most of their next conference
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…
Allow for extra time when applying for your Australian visa
If you’re planning on travelling to Australia in the next few months or even in December, we urge you to allow for extra time when applying for your visa.   There are major delays in issuing Australian visas due to a…
Qatar announces no visas and its effects on the SA traveller
Qatar has announced it is waiving entry visa requirements for the citizens of 80 countries including South Africa with immediate effect.   This means if you are travelling from one of the 80 identified countries, you can…
Late hotel cancellation could cost you more than you…
New hotel cancellation policies have corporate travellers up in arms as penalties are now due for cancellations two days prior to travel.   Marriott International and Hilton recently announced they will be introducing…
Increased airport security: the new “normal”
Increased security checks leading to long queues and check-in times of up to four hours in some cases is the new “normal” in air travel, and it is not expected to change any time soon. Rule changes demanding more stringent…
Corporate travellers choose personalisation over the…
Just five years ago, newspaper headlines were flooded with stories about Richard Branson’s wild ambition to launch space travel and the death of the travel agent as consumers increasingly turned to ‘the web’ to book their…
Ladies, send yourself packing with these great business tips
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…
Celebrate our 5th Birthday by switching your business to us
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…
Cholera outbreak hits Nairobi again
Those travelling to Kenya must proceed with extreme caution due to a recent cholera outbreak in the country's capital, Nairobi. According to reports, 381 cases of cholera have been reported thus far in the country, of which 4…
Major delays expected on US flights
Travellers must allow for extra time when flying to any US destination due to tighter security measures. Airlines suggest arriving at the airport at least three hours prior to departure. This comes after the announcement by US…
Electronics Ban Update
Earlier this year many business travellers were affected by the electronics ban the United States placed on several airlines. The good news for our travellers is the United States (US) has lifted the in-cabin ban on laptops and…
FCTG extends 30% black women employee shareholding model in…
Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) South Africa will extend its 30% black women employee shareholder ownership trust for its newly created corporate travel entity, FCTG Corporate Pty Ltd. FCTG Corporate Pty Ltd. will comprise of…