Travel Insights

Ever considered business travel as an employee benefit?
Travelling is a great networking tool for any growing business with in-person meetings having been recognised as the most effective way to close deals. But that’s not all, according to recent research. Travel fosters creativity…
Want to attract top talent to your company? Take a look at…
Faced with a global skills shortage, employers increasingly need to come up with new and innovative ways of attracting – and retaining -  top talent.  Even once a company has found the talent it is looking for, there's no…
Going to Cape Town for work? Linger a little longer for fun
Ditch your heels and dust off your tekkies – there’s no better time than winter to add a bit of play to your work on your next business trip to Cape Town. Bring your kids, your partner, granny and grandpa, or get your besties…
Zimbabwe bans foreign currency
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has made the Zimbabwean dollar the sole currency for local transactions Coming into effect on June 24, the British pound, United States dollar, South African rand, Botswana pula and any other foreign…
Mango to fly twice daily from JHB to PE
Starting 11 July 2019, Mango will fly twice daily between Lanseria and Port Elizabeth. According to a comment in eTNW Mango is working hard to build its network out of Lanseria. The route will be serviced by Mango’s New…
Massive upgrades heading to Cape Town soon
The City of Cape Town has seen major development, with the city approving building plans to the value of R20.4 billion over the 11-month period ending May 2019 and 8,760 land use applications over the time period. Cape Town has…
Three business travel spend myths debunked
Business travel has been made more complicated by the many misconceptions and myths that have developed over time.  Let’s unpack some of the top travel spend myths and how to turn your business travel and expenses around. Myth…
How to choose the best travel management partner for your…
  With South Africa's economy still volatile, most companies are keeping focussed on streamlining operations and eliminating wasteful expenditure. While your travel expenses may not be your biggest cost item, every rand misspent…
Tanzania bans plastic bags – how will this affect you as a…
The Government of Tanzania has advised travellers to the country that as of 1 June, all plastic carrier bags, regardless of thickness, will be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied and…
BA closes Joburg lounge for refurbishment
From 23 May British Airways is temporarily closing its First and Galleries Club Lounge at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport for construction work. All eligible customers will be relocated to the Slow Lounge or the…
Visa delays Explained
Due to the ongoing peak travel season, VFS Global has warned customers that it has been seeing high volumes of visa applications across most regions around the globe, including South Africa. Due to a surge in applications, some…
American Airlines eliminates some fees for oversize bags
  American Airlines has eliminated fees for oversize common sports and music equipment. Customers can check these as standard baggage, up to the maximum allowed dimensions and within the weight requirements. Passengers…