Travel Insights

Five tips to stay fit and healthy on your next business trip
It doesn't take a survey to know that most business travellers don't follow their fitness and wellness routines while travelling for work. What’s evident though, is that more business travellers around the world are getting…
Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria completes expansion
The Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Hatfield will be opening its additional facilities on July 1 following a major R120m construction project that started in May 2017. The hotel now includes a further 85 rooms, (bringing the…
Kenya Airways flights from Cape Town take-off
Kenya Airways has added three non-stop flights to Cape Town per week, since early June. The flights will depart from Nairobi every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 15h30. The airline currently operates seven weekly flights to…
Botswana Airports keep travellers connected with…
Four major airports in Botswana have introduced free Wifi at boarding areas. The service is available at Sir Seretse Khama International airport in Gaborone, Kasane as well as Maun airports, and Francistown airports.…
Delays in Schengen Visas
Due to Schengen visa high season, there is a shortage of visa appointment availability and extended processing times. Appointments are available at the Hungarian and Greek lodgement centres from the end of June, at the Dutch…
SA Express Grounded
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACA) announced on 24 May 2018 that it had grounded SA Express over ‘severe cases of non-compliance that pose serious safety risks’. While the SACAA does not make the details of its…
SARS clamps down on electronics
It’s been all over the news that SARS is clamping down on bringing electronics back into the country. And we know there have been conflicting reports of all kinds.  Well, here it is in a simple snapshot and how it affects…
Kenya Airways reduces checked baggage allowance for intra-…
Kenya Airways has reduced the checked baggage allowance on its intra-Africa routes from two pieces to one piece. The airline previously allowed passengers flying in Economy Class from one African country to another two bags of a…
British Airways adds four weekly JHB flights
British Airways has announced that it will be adding four more weekly flights to its double-daily London-Johannesburg schedule from October 28. This announcement comes soon after the airline said it would commence three weekly…
Turkish Airways announces extension of free stopover offer
Turkish Airlines passengers flying from South Africa with a layover of between six and 24 hours in Istanbul will be able to enjoy a complimentary tour of the city. Durations of the trips, offered by Touristanbul, will vary…
The Department of Home Affairs announces faster turnaround…
The Department of Home Affairs launched the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) on 16 May 2018, this promises to increase turnaround times for those applying for ID documents and passports.  The new…
Effective ways to travel in Europe
Increased security measures at airports, long queues as a result of increased security and the rising costs of air travel could make business travellers think twice about taking to the skies. While train travel has always been…