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NEW DRESS CODE FOR ZANZIBAR

Authorities in Zanzibar have issued a statement that visitors to the island will be expected to adhere to a new, stricter dress code. Zanzibar has a population of 1.3 million, and during a census in 2019, it was found that 99% of the population follows the Muslim faith. To respect the faith and beliefs of […]

VIC FALLS WELCOMES NEW LUXURY PROPERTY

Before the end of 2021, Tatenda Safaris will be opening a new luxury property, the Monde Apartments, in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. According to Tatenda Safari’s proprietor, Dr Rangarirayi Gunda, the property aims to bridge the conferencing gap they realised properties in and around Victoria Falls had not fulfilled. The Monde Apartments will be within 12km […]

BOTSWANA FREES UP LAND FOR TOURISM

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism of Botswana Mr. Onalenna Mokgachane has advised that they have reserved 45 wilderness camps for tourism development. Botswana is best known for its tourism offering that includes game drives, balloon safaris, boat cruises and mokoro rides. These activities are centred around wilderness viewings […]

IT’S ALL IN THE EYES

The Dubai International Airport has recently installed and activated 122 new Smart Gates throughout the airport. These smart gates use travellers’ biometric information – specifically their eyes – to identify and document the traveller. This new technology ensures a much faster and most importantly, a contact-less journey for travellers returning to the skies. Travellers can […]

WE’VE BEEN NOMINATED

We are honoured to have been nominated for the World Travel Awards in the categories of Africa’s Leading Travel Management Company 2021 as well as South Africa’s Leading Travel Management Company 2021. Voting is already open, so please VOTE FOR US by clicking HERE.

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JOHANNESBURG – HARARE ROUTE RESUMES

As of 28 March 2021, British Airways will offer daily regional flights between Harare and Johannesburg. BA executive head of revenue management, Desmond O’Connor, has commented saying he is delighted to reopen these bookings and is excited to see the gradual ramp-up of their airlines’ schedule. The reopening of this route also means the return […]

SA MAKES THE CONDÉ NAST CUT

Condé Nast, a global mass media company and home to some of the world’s most iconic brands like Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ and Vanity Fair, recently released a list of 2021’s Best Holiday Destinations, and South Africa is listed! Our gorgeous country has been included based on our exceptional wineries, luxury safaris, internationally rated […]

GREEN ZONE IN BALI

Bali governor, Wayan Koster, has announced the implementation of Green Zones across Bali. These designated areas, as outlined by the Balinese government, will enjoy increased health and safety measures for tourists. The aim of these Green Zones is to isolate tourists from locals as much as possible, to mitigate the risk of infection either way […]

KLM RESUMES AMSTERDAM ROUTE

The Netherlands have not yet changed their requirements for entry into the country, but KLM has opted to resume their South Africa to Amsterdam route to better accommodate passengers that fall within the following categories: Dutch Nationals EU Residents or Schengen State residents Dutch Antilles residents Medical Staff Seafarers and Airline Crew   The set […]

‘EXCLUSIVE USE TRAVEL’ ON THE RISE

Travelling safely during the pandemic, and during the vaccine roll-out phase is possible.  If a traveller controls their environment and mitigates the risk to themselves, they can safely travel without contracting Covid-19. It is for this reason that exclusive use facilities have become so popular. The pandemic has had an extensive impact on businesses, families […]

Grand Central and Hull Trains back on track shortly!

The British open access firms, Grand Central and Hull Trains received no government support during the pandemic, and therefore suspended all their services during the lockdown period. With the UK rolling out their vaccine campaigns and slowly retracting their lockdown regulations, the two service firms are returning to serve their clients. Hull Trains have indicated […]

Your home office vs. a Caribbean island?

The Curacao island in the Caribbean now offers extended stay options for the working gypsy that can operate their business from anywhere in the world. Working remotely has become extremely popular – particularly during the strict lockdown in South Africa and across the globe.  Many businesses implemented remote working policies to keep their employees working, […]

TAP Air Portugal returns to Cape Town – with a bang!

TAP Air Portugal retracted their service from South Africa some years ago but has recently announced that they will launch Cape Town to Lisbon flights as of November this year, with the first flight taking to the air on 1 November 2021. This new route is one of 6 announced by the airline, that will […]

Level 1 Covid-19 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 […]

TRAVELLERS’ AIRLINE LOYALTY BENEFITS EXTENDED

Travellers need not worry about their loyalty benefits or tier statuses; airlines are extending their loyalty benefits to make up for travel time lost in 2020. The following airlines have decided to extend their specific benefits and programmes: Air France KLM British Airways Cathay Pacific Delta Air Lines Emirates Etihad Lufthansa Group Qatar Airways South […]

ANEW ARRIVES IN CENTURION

The hotel in Centurion, previously known as Protea Hotel, is undergoing a face-lift and revamp to reopen on 1 May 2021 as the ANEW Hotel Centurion. This refurbishment is a collaboration between the ANEW Hotels and Resorts group and the Fieldspace Property Group. The collaboration stems from the shared values and hands-on approach that the […]

VAX PASSPORTS – BECOMING A STANDARD REQUIREMENT?

Vaccines and vaccine passports have become an attractive option for governments to both stimulate travel and tourism to boost their economies, as well as protecting their citizens from the pandemic. Travel has mostly been made possible through the acquisition of a negative PCR test certificate which is only valid for a short period of time.  […]

AIRLINK ADDS TO THEIR NAMIBIAN ROUTE

Starting on 2 March 2021, Airlink will offer thrice-weekly services between Cape Town and Walvis Bay. This will be the fourth new route that Airlink has instated between the Mother City and Namibia. The other routes are as follows: Cape Town – Windhoek Johannesburg- Windhoek Johannesburg – Walvis Bay These flights will operate on Tuesdays, […]

THE CURE TO CABIN FEVER!

What is the cure for a stiff neck from working from home, and that cabin fever irritability that is driving you up the walls? A beach break of course! Take a trip with the family to a beachside location with Wi-Fi for work, and fun for the family! Check out our special rates and packages […]

VACCINES & THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

A recent poll by Travel News and NowMedia amongst its readership of travel experts has shed some light on the desires and intentions of travellers post vaccination rollouts. 46% of travel agents reported having clients excited to travel in general once the vaccines are rolled out. 39% of these agents reported pent-up demand for foreign […]

MADRID TO BARCELONA AT ‘BULLET’ SPEED

Regardless of the pandemic and its effect on the world, Spain’s high-speed rail service has continued its development at a ‘full speed ahead’ rate. The 500km between Madrid and Barcelona just became a short 2.5hour trip, that will set you back between 10 – 60 Euros (around R190 – R1100). The Spanish state operator Renfe’s […]

5 REASONS WHY DATA IS KING!

Data can be invaluable, especially during a pandemic when every single Rand counts! One of the services we offer our clients is detailed reporting on travel behaviour, preferences and spend. Here’s 5 reasons why data is king. Save time, save money! When it comes to booking travel, a streamlined process means your TMC experts are […]

IS YOUR TRAVEL MANAGEMENT COMPANY PULLING THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES?

Travel Management Companies have long been the centre of controversy when it comes to variable rates and service fees charged.  It only takes one TMC to find a loophole, override travel policies and hide their fees, to tarnish the reputation of all in the industry and although this practice is mostly ignored, it comes to […]

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