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OR Tambo’s clean bill of health!

The Airports Council International (ACI) has awarded OR Tambo International airport with an airport health accreditation. Their Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) was developed to ensure airports align their health, safety and hygiene practices with that of the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines along with guidelines and recommendations from the International Civil Aviation Organization. […]

Chicken or beef – but on a luxury level!

What would you like? Ham Hock and Smoked Cheddar Sandwich? Spicy Cauliflower Tortilla? Chicken and Bacon Brioche? A Steak and Ale Pie or perhaps a Brie Ploughman’s Sandwich? Michelin two-star chef, Tom Kerridge, who also features on a variety of UK cooking shows, has partnered with British Airways to create this signature gourmet light-meal menu […]

Penny-wise but pound-foolish? A look at South African Airports

In Europe, smaller airports are held accountable for increasing tourism to their specific regions – this means they offer more affordable options to low-cost carriers.  This makes it more affordable for clients to fly to these smaller airports. The success of this structure is evident in the increase of tourism to these areas and the […]

COVID TRAVEL UPDATES

South Africa is open to international travel, subject to health and safety protocols. South African citizens and permanent residents are allowed entry into South Africa regardless of where you are travelling from, provided you adhere to the entry requirements (see below). Any South Africans wanting to travel overseas must check the destination entry requirements and […]

UK VISAS AFTER BREXIT

Visa applications for the United Kingdom have changed and free movement to and from the EU will come to an end on December 31, 2020 for UK passport holders. It is therefore vital that corporate travellers stay up to date with requirements and application changes post-Brexit. Business travellers that are applying for a Skilled Worker […]

TRAVELLING IN 2021 – TWO COSTS NOT TO SKIMP ON

The world is slowly (but cautiously) returning to travel. As soon as the Covid-19 vaccine is rolled-out, it is predicted that travel will increase exponentially. According to Wendy Knowler, Times Live’s Consumer Journalist, there are two costs you should not be skimping on when travelling during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. TRAVEL INSURANCE FLEXIBLE TRAVEL BOOKINGS […]

QATAR AIRWAYS CONNECTS YOU WITH SAN FRANCISCO

Following some changes to their operation, Qatar Airlines now operate four weekly flights from Doha to San Francisco. According to Akbar Al Baker, the Qatar Airways Group CE, the airline has made it a priority to not only reinstate their existing destinations but to also grow their network and increase connectivity with new and relevant […]

A NEW LOOK AND NEW ROUTES – AIRLINK IS TURNING HEADS!

Airlink will be adding Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to their growing network of regional destinations. The airline, sporting their new plane livery launched on 12 November 2020, continues to add to their network of routes to service the South African public. The route to Lubumbashi […]

LIGHTS, CAMERA…ACTION!

Did you know, we have a specific department that serves the film industry in South Africa? We found that understanding and specialising in the unique, fast-paced nature of the film industry’s travel management needs is imperative to serving these clients, ensuring the success of their overall productions. Our in-house film industry expert, Carol Riedt, recently […]

OUT WITH THE OLD – AND IN WITH THE NEW FOR BERLIN AIR TRAVEL!

The 70-year-old Berlin-Tegel Airport, known for playing an important role in the Berlin Airlift at the end of WW2, has shut down its operations and full functionality has been moved across to the new Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brant Airport as of 8 November 2020. The new Berlin Brandenburg Airport is situated in Schönefeld, just south […]

YOUR VERY OWN APARTMENT IN SANDTON – A CORPORATE TRAVELLER’S DREAM

The new BlackBrick hotel, situated in the mixed-use residential building on Fredman Drive in Sandton has a new apartment style offering for short visits or long-term stays. The jet-black building, once the home of Titan beer and SAB InBev, launched their offering of 75 apartment style guest rooms in November 2020, welcoming guests to short […]

PREVENT A PARKING TICKET PANIC! OR TAMBO’S PARKING PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES

Recent travellers have been caught off-guard and returned to OR Tambo airport after their travels to find that they have racked up unexpectedly high-priced parking tickets – some as much as R2 000 for one night! The OR Tambo International Airport management team has changed the airport’s parking set-up to accommodate additional parking products, as […]

SEYCHELLES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Seychellois authorities have approved travellers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Niger, Burundi, Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana, Cote D’Ivoire and Kenya to enter the country for business or leisure trips. The Seychelles is currently a safer, lower-risk country to visit for business development and corporate travels, as they have had an exceptionally low number of COVID-19 cases with […]

AIRLINK RECONNECTS JOHANNESBURG AND WINDHOEK

The Namibian government relaxed the country’s travel restrictions and regulations as of 22 October 2020. To read more about safety protocols and regulations in Namibia, please click HERE. Airlink has since launched a daily direct air service reconnecting Johannesburg with Windhoek, as well as reactivating routes between Cape Town and Windhoek, and Johannesburg and Walvis Bay. […]

GIDON NOVICK’S READY FOR LIFT-OFF

Lift, South Africa’s new, start-up low-cost domestic airline is ready for lift-off. The newly founded airline will be launching their Cape Town – Johannesburg flights by December 2020 at the start of the South African summer holiday season. Lift adds an additional, affordable alternative option for corporate travellers that frequent this route, and soon, will […]

NAZEEMA BEILINGS – CANCER FUNDRAISER

Our Club Travel Corporate Director, Nazeema Beilings, has initiated a GivenGain fundraiser in support of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). This association, founded in 1931, is a leader in the fight against cancer in South Africa. CANSA offers unique, integrated services to the public, and to all people affected by cancer. Their website […]

VIRGIN ATLANTIC RETURNS TO SA SKIES

Despite the challenges faced by airlines worldwide, Virgin Atlantic recently announced that they will be resuming flights between Cape Town and Heathrow, London in November. In an interview with Times Live’s Unathi Nkanjeni, Virgin Atlantic CEO, Shai Weiss, said: “While the past few months have been difficult, we are confident about what the future holds.  […]

WE ARE ON STAND-BY, TO STAND BY YOU

Navigating the travel landscape is even more challenging now than before.   We can guide you, and in the case of any complications out of your control, help you get un-stuck. Our travel experts are here to support you, as you navigate your return to travel.  Our years of experience, empathy and unwavering support of corporate […]

QATAR AIRWAYS & FLYSAFAIR DEAL – WHAT THIS MEANS FOR CORPORATE TRAVEL

Qatar Airways has signed an interline agreement with FlySafair, South Africa’s largest domestic airline. This new-found partnership between the carriers will provide Qatar Airways with 10 domestic connections in South Africa, including Port Elizabeth, East London and George. Travellers that begin their travels from outlying airports will be able to book one ticket straight through […]

CONFUSED ABOUT COMING HOME? DON’T BE

If it feels like the recent information on travel restrictions is about as clear as mud, fear not! We‘ve simplified it for you. The first thing to know is that ANY South African citizen or permanent resident, currently residing (or stuck) in any part of the world will be allowed access back to South Africa, as long as they […]

CORPORATE TRAVEL COMES CLEAN

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW TRAVEL SUPPLIERS ARE KEEPING YOU SAFE FOR A CLEAN GETAWAY. Here are some of the ways in which travel suppliers, in general, have revised their protocols during the Covid-19 epidemic.  If you are interested in how any specific supplier is managing their protocols, please let us know and […]

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF RURAL WOMEN 2020

On 15 October 2020, on  ‘International Day of Rural Women’ we celebrate the strength and selflessness of rural women in our own country and across the globe; the heroines who are dedicated to developing their communities and those who play an essential role in addressing poverty and providing food security. We have no doubt that […]

An insight into local business travel

Club Travel Corporate CEO, Kananelo Makhetha, recently travelled between Johannesburg and Cape Town for business purposes and shares his first-hand experience with us. The flight: I had booked to travel on Airlink and used the email confirmation of my flight to check-in online.  Knowing that there would be additional safety protocols in place, I arrived […]

Club Travel does Jerusalema

Our borders are opening and we are super excited that you once again have the freedom to travel and we get to help you do just that. President Cyril Ramaphosa, as requested, we have taken you up on the #jerusalemadancechallenge in celebration of all South Africa has overcome, and all the good that is still […]

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