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UNITED AIRLINES MAKES CARBON HISTORY

In 2020 United Airlines pledged to become more ‘green’ by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050. They have adopted carbon offsets, but are also taking a more aggressive approach by targeting the use of fossil jet fuels specifically. United Airlines has adopted an approach that is technology-driven, focusing on a three-prong strategy […]

PREMIUM ECONOMY WITH EMIRATES

Emirates will launch the sale of their Premium Economy seats as of 1 June 2022, for travel from 1 August 2022. Six of Emirates’ aircrafts are equipped and ready to fly passengers travelling the London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Christchurch, and Sydney routes, in Premium Economy style. On the Emirates’ A380 aircrafts, the new offering will […]

FLEX YOUR TRAVEL FLEXIBILITY

According to a recent survey conducted by Travel News, and a study conducted by The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA), the cheapest fare when travelling is extremely important, however, in 2022 it is not the most important.  Travellers have indicated that flexibility and late changes at an affordable rate or for free, ranked […]

WELCOME MS DUDU MAPHUPHA

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Nozulu (Dudu) Maphupha as Club Travel Corporate’s Executive Manager of Corporate Operations. Ms Maphupha will be based at our Corporate Head Office in Rosebank and brings with her a wealth of experience in bespoke solutions that deliver a sustainable, scalable, and flexible programme to fit our […]

FUEL FOR THOUGHT

Whether in your rental car or your personal vehicle at home, fuel has become extremely costly, with more fuel price increases predicted to hit South Africans soon. We have a number of tried and tested ways to conserve fuel, ensuring great returns each trip. Egg-cellent Acceleration Pretending there is an egg placed under the acceleration […]

WHAT TO EXPECT, WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING TO TRAVEL

As Covid restrictions and quarantines start to lift across the globe, travel for business – and those all-important face-to-face meetings – are becoming a reality again. But what should you expect when you’re expecting to travel? With a dedicated Key Account Manager (KAM) you can easily navigate those niggly restrictions, cumbersome conditions, and anything in-between. […]

YOUR NEXT VISIT TO CENTURY CITY AT BRIDGEWATER HOTEL

A new 80-room development has launched in Century City and is a new hub for business travellers in Cape Town. Century City Hotels intends for this development, the Bridgewater Hotel, to augment the accommodation at the existing Urban Square Hotel. With a digital check-in option, a Bootleggers Coffee branch near the hotel entrance ready with […]

GREEN BY DESIGN AND DESIRE

Consumers have become more focused on sustainability and environmental protection. Travellers specifically are more focused on sustainable travel, green habits, and for travel suppliers to be transparent about their implementation of sustainable practices and procedures. Ralph Hollister, Analyst at GlobalData commented “The adoption of badges that denote high performance concerning environmental benchmarks makes companies’ sustainability […]

GOING MASK-LESS!

Some airlines and suppliers are allowing passengers to go ‘mask-less’! Jet2 passengers no longer have to wear face coverings at the carrier’s domestic airports or on flights. If the destination a traveller is travelling to does not require masks, then British Airways allowcustomers to fly without masks. For all Virgin Atlantic services to Barbados, St. […]

BEACH AND BUSH BLEISURE IN MOZAMBIQUE

A new development, the Montebelo Milibangalala Bay Resort in Maputo, is the newest addition to  Motebelo Hotels and Resorts portfolio of properties. Situated in the Maputo national park in the south of Mozambique, it is within 3 hours of the Maputo city centre and airport. Visitors can journey to the resort by 4×4 vehicles. The […]

WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE | MICE

The events sector in South Africa has suffered greatly since the onslaught of the pandemic, but it is on the mend.   Perhaps it’s time to get back in the saddle and plan your next corporate event.  From meetings to incentive, to conferences and events – we can look after all your needs. Challenges currently deterring […]

EXTENDED STAY DEVELOPMENTS TO LAUNCH 2023

The Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Group has announced that they will be developing 50 new properties aimed specifically at extended-stay consumers often travelling for business. These studio rooms with in-suite kitchenettes could be available to you by 2023. Echo, the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Group’s Economy Hotel offering, is the group’s first economy long-stay brand […]

SA DROPS PCR TESTING

As announced by President Ramaphosa, South Africa has scrapped the requirement of costly PCR tests for incoming travellers who can prove they are fully vaccinated. This change to regulation is welcomed, especially by industry bodies such as the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) and the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) who have […]

BOTSWANA NO LONGER REQUIRES BOOSTER

Botswana has dropped their requirement for travellers to have received a Covid-19 booster shot to be considered fully vaccinated. There are different waiting periods between vaccinations, different vaccines and dosing, and different regulations enforced across the world around the Covid-19 booster shot.  Christopher Nyanga, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Botswana, […]

UBER UPGRADES THEIR CORPORATE ACCOUNTS

As of 22 March 2022, Uber has added their Uber One programme to their Corporate Uber account users’ dashboards. With this upgraded subscription option, businesses can now receive unlimited free deliveries on food, groceries and more with a minimum order of $15 or +/- R230. These account holders also receive 5% off their eligible rides, […]

AIR NEW ZEALAND – NEW NONSTOP ROUTE FROM NYC TO AUCKLAND

New Zealand has acted very conservatively in terms of reopening borders to better protect its citizens and economy, as  the Covid-19 Pandemic spread across the world. Their government, however, has recently announced that they will be reopening their borders sooner than initially planned.  In reaction to this announcement, Air New Zealand is preparing to launch […]

TRAVEL – A BALM FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health has always carried a certain stigma around it, especially in the workplace – as it’s often associated with mental illnesses or struggles. The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent challenges has irradicated this association to a great degree. The turmoil, stress and impact on mental health was experienced world-wide and has therefore inspired a better […]

Free Stopover in Istanbul With Turkish Airlines

Turn your layover into a stopover and explore the majestic city of Istanbul There’s no better excuse to explore the city when travelling through Istanbul en-route to your end destination – so enjoy it, take advantage of this offer and book your international Turkish Airlines flight with us and enjoy a FREE stopover in Istanbul. […]

Airlink loyalty programme with Legacy Lifestyle

Legacy Lifestyle and Airlink have partnered up to offer travellers a loyalty programme that allows cashback rewards when they fly. Airlink CEO Rodger Foster said: “We are excited about our new partnership with Legacy Lifestyle because we can now offer our customers access to a network of leisure and hospitality brands across the country. In […]

Conservation goes 360-degrees!

The Kruger Station in Skukuza rest camp, Kruger National Park, welcomed South Africa’s first commercial 360-degree cinema. The cylindrical cinema adds an additional entertainment option for visitors that also educate them on conservation. “The entire Kruger Station is already something special, and now, with the addition of the KRUGER 360 Cinema, it’s become a must-see […]

One-of-a-kind Olympics in Paris

Paris welcomes back the Olympics to their City of Lights – a century since they last played hosts to this prestigious event. The festivities are planned to kick off on the 24th of July 2024 and for the first time ever, the Opening Ceremony will not be held in a stadium – it will be […]

Cresta Mahalapye upgrade

Cresta Mahalapye hotel, located on the A1 which is the gateway to Maun, Tuli and northern Botswana, has commenced a site upgrade. This upgrade, estimated at R73.5m, will add an additional 62 rooms to the hotel capacity; 58 standard rooms, two twin rooms, a presidential suite and one paraplegic room. The upgrade will also add […]

Post-pandemic business travel blues?

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) conducted a study on how the return of business travel might look post-pandemic and have published their findings in the report ‘The Return to Business Travel: A New Paradigm on the Evolution of Buyers and Stakeholders Post-Covid’. “When the pandemic brought almost all travel to a halt there was […]

NO DETOURS TO GET TO THE BIG APPLE

Starting 5 June 2022, United Airlines plan to resume three flights per week on a 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft between Cape Town, South Africa and New York City, United States. United Airlines first launched these direct flights from Cape Town in December of 2019. This route quickly became one of the airline’s flagship international routes, but […]

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