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THREE BLIND ‘MICE’ – CHANGES POST COVID-19

It is difficult to gauge when, where and how life will return to ‘normal’ after the Covid-19 pandemic. Many are hopeful that the waves of Covid-19 will subside once the vaccine arrives in SA, and that life (and business) could return to some form of normality. But what will the post-Covid-19 new-normal look like? And […]

QATAR AIRWAYS CONNECTS YOU WITH SAN FRANCISCO

Following some changes to their operation, Qatar Airlines now operate four weekly flights from Doha to San Francisco. According to Akbar Al Baker, the Qatar Airways Group CE, the airline has made it a priority to not only reinstate their existing destinations but to also grow their network and increase connectivity with new and relevant […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SEYCHELLES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Seychellois authorities have approved travellers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Niger, Burundi, Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana, Cote D’Ivoire and Kenya to enter the country for business or leisure trips. The Seychelles is currently a safer, lower-risk country to visit for business development and corporate travels, as they have had an exceptionally low number of COVID-19 cases with […]

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 […]

CONFUSED ABOUT COMING HOME? DON’T BE

If it feels like the recent information on travel restrictions is about as clear as mud, fear not! We‘ve simplified it for you. The first thing to know is that ANY South African citizen or permanent resident, currently residing (or stuck) in any part of the world will be allowed access back to South Africa, as long as they […]

CORPORATE TRAVEL COMES CLEAN

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW TRAVEL SUPPLIERS ARE KEEPING YOU SAFE FOR A CLEAN GETAWAY. Here are some of the ways in which travel suppliers, in general, have revised their protocols during the Covid-19 epidemic.  If you are interested in how any specific supplier is managing their protocols, please let us know and […]

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.

THE SAFETY OF YOUR BUSINESS TRAVELLERS IS YOUR BUSINESS

Statistics from over 22 500 sources state that, worldwide, commercial airlines carried over 4.3 billion passengers on scheduled flights in 2018. Given the proliferation of companies exploring and conducting businesses in foreign destinations, a significant percentage of these passengers are frequent-flyer business travellers. In South Africa, with 40% of air travel being for business purposes, […]

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