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KUVA AIR LAUNCHED IN ZIMBABWE

Kuva Air is a new airline in Zimbabwe flying three times weekly on routes to and from Harare, Kariba, and Victoria Falls. They are the first blockchain-powered airline based in Zimbabwe and it commenced service on 25 May 2022. Kuva Air’s CEO, Mr James Saruchera, is well known in the financial industry as the Co-Founder […]

BIOMETRICS INBOUND

Biometrics, or the use of biometric authentication, is the use of an individual’s fingerprint or other unique features along with computer science as a form of identification and access control. This technology has been used for access control to offices, your bank, and even your cell phone.  Biometric authentication is currently being used in airports […]

SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION GOES ONLINE

The European Commission has advised that they will be moving the Schengen Visa application process completely online in the coming years.  Applying for a visa can be an extremely stressful, and tedious process. The current Schengen Visa application process requires multiple in-person visits to embassies and in-person collections. The new online process will mitigate this […]

LOUNGE IN FRANKFURT AIRPORT

The Plaza Premium Group is opening a new passenger lounge in Frankfurt, available to passengers using gates D and E in terminal 2. This new lounge will be located near gate D8 and passengers from all airlines and all booking classes are welcome.  The services at the lounge include an array of foods at the […]

THE TABLE BAY HOTEL TURNS 25

Established in 1997, Sun International’s iconic property, The Table Bay Hotel, was officially opened by South Africa’s late former president, Nelson Mandela. Since then the property has become an icon of elegance and luxury, acquiring a string of local and international accolades over the years for its service excellence. Although the Cape Town V&A Waterfront […]

FEEL ‘AT HOME’ WITH MARRIOTT

Homes & Villas By Marriott, launched in May of 2019, is a unique offering by the group where travellers can rent one of their 50 000 ‘home-style’ properties across 500 destinations in the world.  These properties are up for short-term rental for business travellers wanting to stay in a home-away-from-home for the duration of a […]

CREDIT CARD VIA STAR ALLIANCE

Star Alliance, the world’s largest global airline alliance, is reportedly launching a new credit card by the end of 2022 to allow travellers to earn points and benefits for flying frequently.  The card will allow users to earn and redeem points via their spending, much like a regular credit card, but this specific account will […]

TRAVEL AND EAT YOUR HEART OUT!

Pandemic restrictions and rules have severely impacted travel and tourism as well as the restaurant and general hospitality industries across the world. Tourism boards are therefore redirecting their messaging to entice visitors with specialised cuisine; encouraging tourism to their region, as well as support for their restaurants and food vendors.  GlobalData is a company that […]

‘SET SAIL’ WITH THE NEW CRUISE LINE IN TOWN

Resorts World, an integrated tourism hub owned by the Genting Group that offers world-class hospitality and excellent facilities, is launching its new cruise line, Resorts World Cruises, this June.  The debut ship is the Genting Dream and will set sail from Singapore on June 15. The launch of this new cruise liner comes after the […]

VIRGIN ATLANTIC RETURNS THIS NOVEMBER!

On the 21st of May at a Cape Town event for Virgin Atlantic, Sir Richard Branson announced the return of their seasonal flights from Cape Town to London as of 5 November 2022.  These direct flights from the Mother City to London Heathrow were stopped in 2015 due to the uncertainty pertaining to South Africa’s […]

UNITED AIRLINES MAKES CARBON HISTORY

In 2020 United Airlines pledged to become more ‘green’ by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050. They have adopted carbon offsets, but are also taking a more aggressive approach by targeting the use of fossil jet fuels specifically. United Airlines has adopted an approach that is technology-driven, focusing on a three-prong strategy […]

PREMIUM ECONOMY WITH EMIRATES

Emirates will launch the sale of their Premium Economy seats as of 1 June 2022, for travel from 1 August 2022. Six of Emirates’ aircrafts are equipped and ready to fly passengers travelling the London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Christchurch, and Sydney routes, in Premium Economy style. On the Emirates’ A380 aircrafts, the new offering will […]

FLEX YOUR TRAVEL FLEXIBILITY

According to a recent survey conducted by Travel News, and a study conducted by The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA), the cheapest fare when travelling is extremely important, however, in 2022 it is not the most important.  Travellers have indicated that flexibility and late changes at an affordable rate or for free, ranked […]

WELCOME MS DUDU MAPHUPHA

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Nozulu (Dudu) Maphupha as Club Travel Corporate’s Executive Manager of Corporate Operations. Ms Maphupha will be based at our Corporate Head Office in Rosebank and brings with her a wealth of experience in bespoke solutions that deliver a sustainable, scalable, and flexible programme to fit our […]

FUEL FOR THOUGHT

Whether in your rental car or your personal vehicle at home, fuel has become extremely costly, with more fuel price increases predicted to hit South Africans soon. We have a number of tried and tested ways to conserve fuel, ensuring great returns each trip. Egg-cellent Acceleration Pretending there is an egg placed under the acceleration […]

WHAT TO EXPECT, WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING TO TRAVEL

As Covid restrictions and quarantines start to lift across the globe, travel for business – and those all-important face-to-face meetings – are becoming a reality again. But what should you expect when you’re expecting to travel? With a dedicated Key Account Manager (KAM) you can easily navigate those niggly restrictions, cumbersome conditions, and anything in-between. […]

THE SPICE ISLAND GETS A NEW ‘FLAVOUR’

May 2022 sees the opening of a brand-new TOA Hotel & Spa in Pongwe. It will be a luxury bleisure  property, located  on the white-sandy beaches of the east coast of Zanzibar. With 86 guests’ rooms, a large swimming pool surrounded with ocean views, three different bars, a restaurant, spa, sun deck and a gym, […]

YOUR NEXT VISIT TO CENTURY CITY AT BRIDGEWATER HOTEL

A new 80-room development has launched in Century City and is a new hub for business travellers in Cape Town. Century City Hotels intends for this development, the Bridgewater Hotel, to augment the accommodation at the existing Urban Square Hotel. With a digital check-in option, a Bootleggers Coffee branch near the hotel entrance ready with […]

GREEN BY DESIGN AND DESIRE

Consumers have become more focused on sustainability and environmental protection. Travellers specifically are more focused on sustainable travel, green habits, and for travel suppliers to be transparent about their implementation of sustainable practices and procedures. Ralph Hollister, Analyst at GlobalData commented “The adoption of badges that denote high performance concerning environmental benchmarks makes companies’ sustainability […]

DRINKS ARE ON THE TABLE (MOUNTAIN)

It’s time to enjoy a beautiful view of Cape Town and beyond with a Newlands Spring brew. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway has opened a new drinks spot called TAP. The Table Mountain Aerial Cable Company’s (TMACC) new partnership with local brewers, Newlands Springs, will offer visitors a taste of Cape Town with a full […]

GOING MASK-LESS!

Some airlines and suppliers are allowing passengers to go ‘mask-less’! Jet2 passengers no longer have to wear face coverings at the carrier’s domestic airports or on flights. If the destination a traveller is travelling to does not require masks, then British Airways allowcustomers to fly without masks. For all Virgin Atlantic services to Barbados, St. […]

BEACH AND BUSH BLEISURE IN MOZAMBIQUE

A new development, the Montebelo Milibangalala Bay Resort in Maputo, is the newest addition to  Motebelo Hotels and Resorts portfolio of properties. Situated in the Maputo national park in the south of Mozambique, it is within 3 hours of the Maputo city centre and airport. Visitors can journey to the resort by 4×4 vehicles. The […]

WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE | MICE

The events sector in South Africa has suffered greatly since the onslaught of the pandemic, but it is on the mend.   Perhaps it’s time to get back in the saddle and plan your next corporate event.  From meetings to incentive, to conferences and events – we can look after all your needs. Challenges currently deterring […]

EXTENDED STAY DEVELOPMENTS TO LAUNCH 2023

The Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Group has announced that they will be developing 50 new properties aimed specifically at extended-stay consumers often travelling for business. These studio rooms with in-suite kitchenettes could be available to you by 2023. Echo, the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Group’s Economy Hotel offering, is the group’s first economy long-stay brand […]

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