Advice

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”.

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When travelling, you’re always at risk of losing a valuable item. We focus on what to do when your phone gets lost or stolen. Just because you’re not planning to lose your phone doesn’t mean you should not be prepared. We’ll guide you through some necessary steps before the worst happens.

GEARING UP TO RENT A CAR?

A travel management company (TMC) will give important advice such as which vehicle is best suited to your driving experience and skill, driving legislation and rules of the road per destination, as well as personal and company vehicle insurance.

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PROTECT YOUR VALUABLES AND YOURSELF IN-FLIGHT

Many people believe these incidents are rare. Or are they? They are only made public when an arrest happens. So there is no real way to determine how often they occur? Better be safe than sorry …

WHEN YOUR LOAD IS HEAVY, TRAVEL LIGHT

Advice on flying with luggage.

WAYS TO PAY YOUR WAY WHEN TRAVELLING

For travellers conducting business in foreign environments, what are the most secure and least costly methods of payment? Here is a selection of payment methods that are a result of, or in spite of, technological developments.

PROTECTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

When conducting business in foreign, highly competitive destinations, protecting sensitive information on your electronic devices is vital. Criminals can, through dubious action, access such information and use your valuable intellectual property to their advantage and your disadvantage.

HOW TO BEAT JET LAG

BE INFORMED, BE AWARE, BE PREPARED!

Travelling on business, especially to foreign destinations, can be stressful; tight deadlines, back-to-back meetings, unfamiliar surroundings, different cultures, and more. To mitigate the added pressure of unfortunate incidents, it’s best to be informed, aware and prepared. Here’s how:

HELP! I’M RUNNING A CONFERENCE

Organising a conference can be an intimidating amount of work, especially if you’re new to the game and have been assigned this responsibility over and above your day job.

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF FREQUENT FLYER POINTS

As a frequent business flyer, you’re well aware of the value of frequent flyer loyalty programmes. For example, your accumulated points paying for most (if not all) flights to and from your family holidays.

However, if you’re an infrequent flyer, did you know that you too can benefit substantially from airline loyalty programmes?

DO I DECLARE? WE SUGGEST YOU DO!

BUSINESS CLASS – WORTH IT OR NOT?

If you’re fortunate enough to be employed by an organisation with a travel policy that’s informed by success factors other than just cost, the benefits of flying business class – especially when travelling internationally – are worth considering. 1. Saving time You join a dedicated line at airport check-ins that is shorter, faster and, because […]

MAKE TECHNOLOGY WORK FOR YOU

Here are a few ways to make technology work for and not against you, when you’re far from home.

THE IMPORTANCE OF A BUSINESS TRAVEL SUPPORT NETWORK

The reassurance of having a reliable travel support network when conducting business away from home cannot be overestimated. A network with whom you can be in immediate contact if required, irrespective of whether you’re travelling nationally or internationally. 1. FAMILY SUPPORT Your ability to fully focus on business when away from home is dependant on […]

GREAT TRIPS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

You’re flying to New York on Thursday, London on Monday, back to Gauteng on Wednesday. You have to focus on flights, hotels, rental cars, appointments, expenses. The list is long. And excludes unforeseen frustrations like flight delays and last minute cancelations or gate changes. Today’s business travellers, especially when their destinations are many and days […]

FEEDBACK – NOURISHING PRODUCTIVITY

Think about it; as a business traveller in an ever-evolving, deadline-driven global business environment, maintaining a healthy work/life balance is a real challenge.

MAKE PEAK TIME TRAVEL WORK FOR YOU

TO BE AT YOUR BEST, PREPARE FOR THE WORST

Maintaining your health on extended business trips can be challenging. Especially if your destination countries’ living and working conditions are markedly different from what you are used to at home.

TRAVELLER FEEDBACK IS KEY

Valuable feedback is not always about monumental events. It’s also about seemingly mundane situations that often make a huge difference to the enjoyment and productivity of a business trip.

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