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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scrap the Red List! We’ve got the Green Light!

On the 11th of November 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the extension of the State of Disaster in South Africa to 15 December 2020, but also listed further easing of lockdown level 1 travel and tourism restrictions and regulations. A summary of the easing of restrictions is as follows:   Partial re-opening of borders The […]

We are your Level 1 B-BBEE contributor

We are proud to announce that we have once again obtained Level 1 B-BBEE accreditation and take immense pride in the fact that we are a truly Proudly South African Travel Management Company – born and bred.  Our continuous focus on transformation through company ownership, employment equity, skills development, procurement, enterprise development and socio-economic development, […]

NEW RADISSON HOTEL TO OPEN NEAR OR TAMBO

With ease of access, short travel distances and new meetings and conference facilities for the corporate traveller, the Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport caters to your every need to make you feel at home. The full-service, upscale hotel that opened on the 2nd of November 2020, is located a mere […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

British Airway’s travel enhancements

Mark Muren, British Airway’s Head of Global Sales, and Michael Harrigan, Head of Health Services for British Airways talks us through the travel enhancements that BA has introduced to ensure travellers’ safety during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Namibia eases travel restrictions and procedures

The president, Dr Hage G. Geingob, recently announced new health and safety measures for travel to Namibia – effective 22 October to midnight 30 November. Measures include: The withdrawal of the mandatory re-taking of the PCR test, after five days in the country Other than a negative COVID test 72 hours before travelling, no further […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Level 1 is here – We believe you can fly!

As announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 16 September 2020, the Covid-19 lockdown regulations will be lowered to Level 1 as of midnight on the 20th of September 2020. The lowering of levels to level 1 brings about the following changes in terms of travel: NEW POLICY SPECIFICS: The State of Disaster stays in place […]

Bleisure travel now – three birds, one stone.

You can build your business network, take the family away on that well deserved local safe-cation and contribute to re-building South Africa’s hospitality and tourism industry, all in one go! The South African hospitality and tourism industry has suffered over the past few months – with the pandemic limiting the movement of not only international […]

Travel Bubbles

Business travellers and tourists alike are all bubbling to travel; but the Covid-19 infection rates across the world differ greatly, with some countries on zero new infections for weeks and others with infections increasing by the thousands overnight. To try and accommodate the growing demand for open borders, countries have started to allow people from […]

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