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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

International Day of Rural Women 2020

On 15 October 2020, on  ‘International Day of Rural Women’ we celebrate the strength and selflessness of rural women in our own country and across the globe; the heroines who are dedicated to developing their communities and those who play an essential role in addressing poverty and providing food security. We have no doubt that […]

YOUR TRAVEL ‘GO-BAG’ ESSENTIALS

An essentials list for your travel ‘go-bag’! Travel has changed – and so should your travel ‘go-bag’. It is always important to be prepared, and with these simple yet important items in your hand luggage or on your person, you will be ready to travel safely. Extra masks: Have a few disposable masks with you […]

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 […]

Be A Greener Guest: 5 Easy Tips For Hotel Stays

The travel industry’s response to climate change remains high on the global agenda at the start of 2020. According to global travel intelligence publisher Skift, 73% of Gen-Z travellers agree it’s important to choose travel businesses that prioritise environmentally sustainable practices. Indeed, the world is entering a new age of travel defined by eco-minded leisure […]

Travelling Often? Here are 5 Tips For Offsetting Your Carbon Footprint

Frantic business travel schedules and the resultant footprint jet setting leaves behind is an uncomfortable truth, however, there are steps travellers can take to counterbalance emissions and be a part of the solution.

FareStar: Minimise the Cost, Maximise the Experience

FareStar is helping organisations large and small unlock value that goes far beyond basic business travel management with a solution that creates air travel savings of up to fifty percent.

The Case for Bleisure: Three Things to Consider in a Work Travel Policy

Newer research by Expedia found global bleisure travel is up 40% since 2016 – a sure sign that the trend of corporate travellers who indulge in the places they travel to for work, is not slowing down.

Five Ways SAATM will Make Business Travel in Africa Better

The Single African Air Transport Market, or SAATM, draws similarities with the EU–US Open Skies Agreement; the latter allows any airline of the European Union and any airline of the United States to fly between any point in the European Union and any point in the United States.

RUNWAY, RAILWAY OR ROADWAY?

In today’s international business world 24/7 connectivity is a prerequisite, speed is a virtue and, more often than not, face-to-face interaction across continents is the deal-breaker. The quickest, easiest and most utilised form of business travel is by air.

New destination, new risks?

Although globalisation and the internet have made sourcing overseas suppliers relatively easy, it does not always help you in determining whether they are legit or trustworthy.

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