Travel Insights

How to achieve work-life balance as a road warrior
A work-life balance is difficult to achieve at the best of times, and it seems even more so for road warriors who are constantly on the go. Many find it difficult to relax due to ever-looming targets, nonstop travel and constant…
SAA additional restrictions for liquids when travelling to…
“In terms of the United States’ Transportation Security Administration (TSA), there will be additional security requirements for flights to the United States of America (USA) and these will be in the form of restrictions to carry…
New baggage rules for OR Tambo
  Please be advised that as from March 25, new rules for checked baggage will be applied at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. This is to prevent blockages and breakdowns in the baggage-handling system caused…
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…