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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR MOST VALUED ASSETS

The successful growth of an increasing number of companies depends on their employees regularly searching for, discovering and securing business in foreign destinations.

THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL PAYMENT – VIRTUALLY HERE!

It’s an indisputable fact that an ever-growing majority of people, via their smartphones, are living lives of instant gratification. It’s also a fact that the number of business travellers worldwide is increasing, while their average age is decreasing.

DATA SECURITY – PREPARE FOR ‘WHAT IF?’

The phrase, ‘What if?’ implies being faced with situations, the outcomes of which are unknown. Doing business in foreign lands is fraught with ‘What ifs?’. In today’s high-risk and competitive environments, such situations include potential data breaches. What if, at airport customs, business travellers are ordered to hand over their devices – laptops, tablets and/or […]

WHO BENEFITS FROM YOUR 30-DAY TRAVEL ACCOUNT?

There has been quite a stir around the topic of travel procurement, following a recent Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Conference.

IS YOUR TRAVEL MANAGEMENT COMPANY PULLING THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES?

Travel Management Companies have long been the centre of controversy when it comes to variable rates and service fees charged. It only takes one TMC to find a loophole, override travel policies and hide their fees, to tarnish the reputation of all in the industry and although this practice is mostly ignored, it has recently […]

DIFFERENT FLIGHT TYPES – WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

In a fast-changing, deadline-driven, global business environment, business travel can often be unpredictable. Meetings in foreign countries are postponed or redirected at the last minute, unforeseen opportunities arise requiring urgent flights to unplanned destinations, unexpected developments such as natural disasters or terrorist activities occur, etc.

ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS ACCOMMODATION – PROS AND CONS

Companies whose employees travel regularly, nationally or internationally, will know that the largest expense is flight tickets. A close second is the price of accommodation, with hotels traditionally being the most popular choice. However, an increasing number of business travellers are choosing alternative forms of accommodation such as guesthouses, Airbnb and serviced apartments. The reasons […]

TMCS PLUS ENTREPRENEURS – THE MAIN EVENT

It is widely acknowledged that a proliferation of successful entrepreneurs is an imperative in South Africa. They bring to life new technologies, products, services and, along the way, create new markets and jobs. They’re lighting the fire in the engine room of the country’s economy.

WHO OWNS FREQUENCY FLYER AIR MILES – EMPLOYER OR EMPLOYEE?

It’s a generally accepted fact that whoever pays for the flight ticket which generates the air miles (also known as frequent flyer miles or bonus points), owns the right of use. More often than not, it’s the company not the employee who pays. Which raises the question; why do so many employers allow their employees […]

DECLARE OR NOT DECLARE? THAT’S THE QUESTION

Social media and news channels have been abuzz with reports from South African travellers who claim they’re facing fines because, on their return to South Africa, they’re unable to prove their valuables were purchased at home. However, according to the South African Revenue Services (SARS), South African residents travelling internationally don’t have to declare their […]

BUSINESS TRAVEL – POLICY BEFORE CLASS

A growing number of international organisations are experiencing increased business trips to foreign markets. Besides securing new deals in far-off countries where returns are often higher, face-to-face interaction between global partners are a prerequisite for the maintenance of ongoing, important relationships. “There will always be a need for business class travel for executives who need […]

IS BUSINESS TRAVEL TO CAPE TOWN DRYING UP?

THE INS AND OUTS OF CHANGING TMCs

The inevitability of change pertains to all relationships, both professional and personal. The relationship between a travel management company (TMC) and its clients is no exception. Sometimes, for whatever reason, the change is complete, requiring a maturity and objectivity to ensure a seamless transition from one TMC to another.

NEW YEAR, NEW MARKETS, NEW PLAN

Entering new markets, especially in foreign countries, is always exciting, often daunting and definitely challenging. Different cultures, time zones, climates, visa requirements, plus political and/or health risks are just some of the realities that make the unfamiliarity of new markets so testing. In these busy, distracted, information infused and alien business environments, taking ‘eyes off […]

TRAVEL POLICY FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

PARTNERING WITH A GOOD TMC GOES A LONG WAY

Any number of unforeseen occurrences can suddenly arise that impact the itineraries of business people while travelling. This is particularly pertinent during extended, multi-destination, multi-time zone, multi-cultural business trips.

PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL IS PERSONAL

Global corporate travel is on the rise with more and more businesspeople spending an increasing amount of time conducting business in foreign countries. The onus is on the travel booker to make the corporate traveller’s trip as comfortable and productive as possible; while still adhering to their company’s travel policy.

EDUCATIONAL GROUP TRAVEL – THERE’S A LOT TO LEARN

Organisers, parents and volunteers who have experienced being responsible for a group of spirited youngsters travelling abroad, have learnt the importance of meticulous planning.

Club Travel Corporate is leading the way in multiple travel technology solutions

Club Travel Corporate is the first South African travel management company to be certified by Sabre Travel Network to fully support its world-leading online corporate travel booking tool, GetThere, and its award-winning travel app, TripCase.

FROM THE BIG IDEA TO THE SMALLEST DETAIL

The difference between a conference/event being good or great, often with a large number of delegates flying in from around the world, is dependent on a host of variables, one of which is appointing a reputable, meticulous, proactive travel management company (TMC) that can be trusted to deliver on time and on budget; every time. […]

SPECIAL PLANS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS

Planning a seamless business trip for people with special needs can be challenging and complicated. Businesses are well advised to have focused travel policies and plans in place that address the unique needs of these travellers.

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