Travel Insights

Getting the best hotel rates
Hotels are starting to learn how to leverage supply and demand, a skill perfected over many years by the airlines, in order to ‘fill’ their room inventory and remain sustainable.  Think rooms rented by the hour for business…
Cathay Pacific to fly non-stop to Cape Town from November
Cathay Pacific will launch a seasonal non-stop service to cosmopolitan Cape Town later this year, directly linking this popular business and tourism destination with Hong Kong for the very first time.  The three-time weekly…
Avis adds new luxury vehicle to fleet
Avis Luxury Cars has added the Range Rover Velar to its fleet. The dynamic interior and luxurious aesthetics of the Range Rover Velar will offer you more than just an SUV drive. The SUV offers both off-road and city driving in…
Emirates to resume Lisbon flights and add new Auckland…
Emirates will resume its second daily flight to the Portuguese capital Lisbon as of June 1. The flight initially launched in January, 2016, and was suspended a few months later in September. Flight EK193 will depart from Dubai…
Mozambique business traveller multiple entry visa price…
The Mozambican High Commission in Pretoria has increased multiple-entry visa fees for applicants in South Africa. The increased fees are in effect, as of 22 January 2018 and apply to all nationals who are based in South Africa.…
SAA flight changes you need to know
Recently, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) announced CemAir had been grounded indefinitely. The airline, based at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, flies to Bloemfontein, Cape Town, George,…
SAA to surrender JHB-CT, JHB-DBN routes to Mango
As of Monday (22 January 2018), SAA effectively surrendered the bulk of the group’s domestic flights between Johannesburg and Durban and a third of the flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town to Mango.  According to both…
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…