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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 […]

For Even Greater Returns

At Club Travel Corporate, we have held our clients’ hands, virtually and safely of course, throughout the pandemic and have assured them of our assistance at every different stage of lockdown. Our team of travel experts have been on-hand for all our clients’ travel needs. Here’s how we’ve done it: By assisting with changes/refunds on […]

Adapting your travel policy post Covid-19.

Businesses have taken on the responsibility of ensuring that the health and safety of their employees and partners are not compromised during the Covid-19 pandemic. A vital part of this responsibility is updating and maintaining the business’ Corporate Travel Policy. Our team of corporate travel experts have continuously monitored the situation closely and are able […]

City Lodge Hotel Group Goes Green!

The City Lodge Hotel Group has recently published its new, stringent Covid-19 policies and promises to ensure that you have a safe business trip or a family vacation with minimal risk, but this is not the only group-wide change they have adopted this year. The CLHG has announced that the group is going green! The Hotel […]

Iata Health Checklist

IATA (International Air Transport Association) has released the ‘IATA Health Safety Checklist for Airline Operators’ which provides the standards, recommended practices, associated guidance material and other supporting information necessary for an operator in the air transport chain to self-assess, according to a press release. The checklist was created to support the International Civil Aviation Organization’s […]

Tips for successful virtual business meetings

Covid-19 has impacted businesses across the globe.  The need for communicating with your team and customers, however, has not become obsolete. A significant change observed amidst this pandemic has been the move to meeting in an online environment. According to our recent survey earlier this month, it seems many of our clients enjoy the use […]

Your business trip, or family vacation with minimal risk!  

With South Africa on risk-adjusted Level 2 as from today 18 August 2020, lockdown regulations are slowly easing even further. South Africans are now able to travel more freely – for business as well as for pleasure. However, even though the domestic travel ban has been lifted, concerns about the risk of infection remains. According […]

Comair’s business rescue process saved

Comair has managed to secure R40m in short-term bridging finance that will enable it to meet its limited operational overheads and allow its business rescue process to continue. This has been confirmed by ceo Wrenelle Stander in a note to employees on Sunday. She said this would allow business rescue practitioners Shaun Collyer and Richard […]

Airlink Adds Three New Routes

Airlink will introduce three new routes and increase frequency on five routes in August, according to a press release. The new routes according to the website are: Johannesburg/Kimberley commences on August 7, operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The JNB-KIM flights depart at 06h45 and 15h00, and the KIM-JNB flight departs at 08h45 and 17h00. […]

SA receives globally recognised ‘Safe Travels’ stamp

South Africa has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Safety Stamp of Approval as a destination based on industry-designed protocols. The approval gives the Tourism Business Council of South Africa the right to issue the WTTC Safe Travels stamp to tourism suppliers within South Africa. “The specially designed stamp will allow travellers […]

EMIRATES NOW OFFERING COVID-19 INSURANCE COVER

Safety… something which most travellers took for granted in the past, is now at the top of the list for many travellers needing to hop on a plane.  Although many are avoiding the skies altogether, there are others who are no longer able to delay their travels and for this reason, are asking important questions […]

Important points to remember when working from home.

The world of business has changed significantly in the last 6 months. Many companies worldwide have implemented a WFH (work from home) policy. To many, this makes for a welcome change. No daily commute, extra cuddles from our furry friends, less make-up and potentially… no pants! This does, however, mean that the line between work […]

How do you stay safe during your travels?

Meeting in person has many benefits. It allows for more accurate interpretation of nonverbal cues such as body language, tone of voice and facial expressions. In-person meetings also make it easier to focus, instil trust and makes it easier to relate with clients. Face to face meetings have proven to be more effective, but in […]

Mandela Day 2020

Mandela Day 2020 finds the travel industry in a place fraught with difficulty and countless challenges. At Club Travel, however, we choose to remain positive and pledge to spend 67 minutes on Saturday, 18 July, giving back to someone who needs some positivity in their life. Our leadership has shared some of their favourite quotes […]

World Travel Awards

We are honoured to have been nominated, once again, for multiple World Travel Awards this year. World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry and is calling on industry professionals and consumers worldwide to vote for the finest travel and tourism brands in […]

Change is coming

Our Corporate Director, Kananelo Makhetha, talks about the various parts of travel that’ll be affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic, once travel returns to the “new normal”.

Club Travel Corporate appoints Kananelo Makhetha and Nazeema Beilings as directors

CAPE TOWN, 22 May 2020 Club Travel Corporate, a division of the Thebe Tourism Group and Travelstart Group company, is delighted to announce the appointment of Kananelo Makhetha and Nazeema Beilings as company directors. Brett Hendricks, General Manager of Thebe Tourism Group said, “Bringing Kananelo and Nazeema onto the board is testament to the value […]

News Update: 17 March 2020

COVID-19: WHO escalates virus to global pandemic On 11 March, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. “In the past two weeks, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China has increased 13-fold and the number of affected countries has tripled. There are now more than 118 000 cases in 114 countries, & […]

Corporate Travel Chronicles – March 2020

Corporate Travel Chronicles is your bi-monthly news brief bought to you by Club Travel Corporate. This news-in-brief summary brings travelling professionals the most important stories in recent days delivered to your inbox in a bite-sized format. For Great Returns on the business travel news of today, sign up for our newsletter and you’ll never miss a beat! […]

Your Flight Should Be The Only Thing You Catch: Corona-proof Your Travels With These Practical Tips

As the coronavirus crisis edges closer to a global pandemic, the extent of the disease’s impact, also known as COVID-19, is yet to be understood. International travel opens new avenues for outbreaks and travellers should be doing everything in their power to protect themselves to prevent the spread of the virus. Acquire a surgical mask […]

Corporate Travel Chronicles – February 2020

Welcome to the first Corporate Travel Chronicles of 2020, your monthly news round-up bought to you by Club Travel Corporate. This news-in-brief summary will help you, the travelling professional, navigate the ins and outs of business and corporate travel. Every month, we summarise the most important stories in recent weeks and deliver them to you […]

School shoes bring smiles to the children of Grabouw

More than 300 pairs of school shoes and socks were donated to the children of Grabouw so they can now tackle their school day with greater comfort and confidence. Each child received a pair of shoes and 2 pairs of socks from Shop For A Stranger supported by Club Cares. Marisa Di Giovanni Wills and […]

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