Travel Insights

OR Tambo adopts silent airport policy
OR Tambo International Airport will be silencing their public address microphone for domestic flights, as of 15 November 2017. The airport will no longer make announcements regarding boarding calls and missing checked-in…
Improved air connectivity and reduced airfares ahead for…
With airline passengers in Africa predicted to rise to 350 million by 2035 and a great number of multinationals already embarking on aggressive expansion into Africa, the attractiveness of the continent for SME and entrepreneurs…
Treasury announces new SAA board
The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, has announced the newly appointed South African Airways board as well as the full slate of non-executive board members at the airline, approved by the Cabinet. The six new board members…
Nigeria to roll out biometric visa requirements
As from October 25, South Africans are required to provide their biometrics (fingerprints and facial photograph) as part of their visa application for Nigeria. Biometric enrolment requires an applicant to visit, in person, the…
Kenya to get 4 000 new hotel beds in five years
Kenya is set to get an additional 4 000 hotel beds in the next five years as per an estimate of international and upcoming brands that have announced plans of setting up in the country. Speaking during the World Tourism Day fete…
Six sure ways to get your visa application denied
Six sure ways to get your visa application denied From airline delays to being up-to-date with the latest airport security regulations, business trips can cause all sorts of headaches for even the most hardened road warriors.…
In uncertain times, are your travellers covered?
London. Brussels. New York. Barcelona. Las Vegas Attacks are indiscriminate and can happen anywhere and at any time. This is a worrying – if not terrifying thought for business travellers, who find themselves away from home…
Build the future bosses of SA with FCBT
FCBT is proud to be  building the future bosses of South Africa (in conjunction with the Flight Centre Foundation) by donating school uniforms, stationery, toys, a percentage of our profits and the time of our expert staff…
FCBT achieves level 4 BEE rating
Flight Centre Travel Group’s newly formed company FCTG Corporate (Pty) Ltd – comprising Flight Centre Business Travel, Corporate Traveller and Stage & Screen – has for the first time achieved Level 4 BEE rating. This…
SAA to cancel flights on six regional routes
SAA has announced that it will cut flights on six regional routes. The airline stated that this is due to “operational reasons”. The airline has released a notification confirming it will cut flights on selected dates to…
Flight delays at Namibian airport
Namibian airport, Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) has been experiencing flight delays since earlier this month due to the recent implementation of a biometric scanning system The Home Affairs Ministry in Namibia have…
Zanzibar airport to be upgraded
Pemba Airport in Zanzibar is to get a revamp after Zanzibar's Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport signed a $1.9 million deal with Dar al Handash Consultant (Egypt) Limited. The upgrades will include security fencing and…