Travel Insights

Do you have a travel policy in your business?
One of the biggest benefits is to streamline your booking travel process and reduce your business travel costs.  By ensuring your employees’ book their travel in line with your Travel Policy, you can take back the control…
BA plans 16 day strike to commence 1 July
Some British Airways London Heathrow cabin crew are due to take industrial action from Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July 2017. This is continuation of a dispute that led to a call for industrial action today (Friday 16 June)…
Egypt: State of emergency extended
Egypt has extended the state of emergency declared after twin church bombings in April by jihadists, News24 claims. The renewed three-month state of emergency will start on July 10. Parliament approved the initial state of…
Being smart about the cost of business travel
Travel is an essential component of growing your business, but too often as entrepreneurs we are concerned about the pressure travel expenses will put on our cashflow and profits. Not travelling, however, could mean the…
From take-off to touch down, here’s how we can help
PLANNING YOUR TRAVEL Your travel manager can advise you on all the aspects of your trip, giving you a range of travel options that suit your budget and travel policy. Visas – we will assist with your visa requirements,…
Ethiopia rolls out e-visa service
The Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department, in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines, has announced that the final preparations of the initial phase to commence an e-visa service. The e-visa will come…
Planned Home Affairs strike called off
Home Affairs employees and their labour unions have called off a strike planned for Monday, June 19, following an agreement between the Department of Home Affairs and the unions. On June 8, TAM reported that the Department of…
Kenya announces 90-day visa free stay for SA travellers
South African travellers can now stay in Kenya for up to 90 days without a visa, Business Daily Africa reports.  The change was published in a legal notice published on June 9. According to the notice, South African “civil…
FCBT puts a spotlight on domestic business travel
Domestic travel makes up the largest portion of business travel in South Africa. That’s why in our spotlight today are the top three domestic business travel destinations and insights straight from our Flight Centre Business…
Airlines suspend flights to Qatar - what you need to know
Emirates, Etihad, Egypt Air, Gulf Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines have suspended flights to Doha, Qatar following the decision by the governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to cut diplomatic ties…
How to manage your business travel expenses
Business travel should help your company grow, not be a financial drain. Flight Centre Business Travel (FCBT) can help manage your business travel expenses and cash flow with our range of payment options including an interest-…
Consumer habits influencing traveller behaviour
Generational change, mobile technology and consumer travel habits are making an impact on the business travel experience, according to a study published today. The GBTA research of 430 UK business travellers showed the…