Travel Insights

Zambia set to impose travel restrictions
Zambian authorities have imposed a curfew and are set to impose travel restrictions following the cholera outbreak in October which has claimed over 50 lives.  Residents are ordered to stay indoors from 18h00 in an effort to…
SAA signs codeshare agreement with Angolan Airline TAAG
 As of January 15 as part of an extended agreement, SAA will codeshare with TAAG on its direct services between Johannesburg and Luanda, and Cape Town and Luanda.  In return, TAAG will codeshare with SAA on its direct…
US Travel Ban upheld by Supreme Court
As of Monday 4 December 2017, the newest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban has been allowed to go forward in its entirety. Issued in September, the third edition of the travel ban placed varying levels of…
FCBT Business Outlook 2018
Flight Centre Business Travel (FCBT) has spent the past year laying a solid foundation to deliver a customer-centric approach to travel management. These hold the key to long-term sustainability, better business performance and…
Year in Review 2017
  It has been a year of change, emerging trends and economic pressures, yet 2017 saw a significant rise in travel among small and medium enterprises. “FCBT has in fact seen 20% growth in its SME business travel year-on-year…
Rwanda to Offer Visitors from all Countries Visas on Arrival
From January 1, 2018, all travellers to Rwanda, regardless of nationality, will get a 30-day visa on arrival without prior application, Tourism Update says. The Republic of Rwanda is aiming to develop its tourism sector by…
Zimbabwe Business as Usual
Following the resignation of President Mugabe on 21 November, large crowds are still expected in urban areas.  SAA and other airlines have announced that their operations between Johannesburg and Zimbabwe remain in place…
Uber to launch air taxi service
Uber plans to introduce a local air taxi service in the year 2020. Uber has partnered with space agency NASA and several aerospace and property development partners to bring its plan to launch flying taxis to fruition. The ride-…
Our Customer Survey Results 2017
We asked our business travellers, travel bookers and loyal customers how much they love our account managers and the service they receive every day. And the results speak for themselves! See what our customers think of our…
Cape Town hotels implement water-savings tactics as ‘Day…
‘Day Zero’ – the day Cape Town will run out of water unless consumption is curbed further – extending from March to May 2018, according to Tourism Update reports. Hotels like Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town,…
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…