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It is time to change the way you think about business travel
It is time to change the way you think about business travel

Whether you're new to business travel or a veteran corporate jet-setter, here are Flight Centre Business Travel's top tips to making business travel a healthy part of your lifestyle...

12 Jun 2018

South African Airways caters for Eastern Cape business travellers
South African Airways caters for Eastern Cape business travellers

South African Airways (SAA) has added capacity to the Eastern Cape for business travellers between East London and Johannesburg...

Issued by South African Airways 11 Jun 2018

Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'
Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'

Whether it is lining up to pay for your groceries or making a bank transaction, time costs money. As businesses become aware of the costs of waiting, they are looking at innovative ways to reduce these expenses by "designing out" queues...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 8 Jun 2018

Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications
Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications

Crisis communications, reputation and brand value retention are increasingly recognised by risk managers, lawyers and insurers as crucial to an airline, airport, hotel or other travel and tourism organisation's recovery and ability to continue doing business during and after a crisis event...

By Linden Birns 7 Jun 2018

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IATA addresses travel restrictions, evolves Open Borders Strategy

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to remove onerous barriers to the free movement of people across borders.

6 Jun 2018

"New airport name will not be influenced by threats" - Acsa
"New airport name will not be influenced by threats" - Acsa

In a statement, Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has emphasised that the public consultation session on airport renaming held at Cape Town International Airport on Monday evening was ultimately properly concluded in spite of demonstrations that disrupted proceedings for a period...

5 Jun 2018

South Africa's e-visa roll-out is set for 2019
South Africa's e-visa roll-out is set for 2019

Cheap domestic flights to Cape Town, Johannesburg and other local cities have made internal travel within South Africa affordable and easy to book online...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 5 Jun 2018

Cheap and visa-free travel for South Africans
Cheap and visa-free travel for South Africans

As thrilling as travelling may be, it can often come with plenty of obstacles and red tape for tourists in possession of a South African passport...

Issued by Cheap International Flights 5 Jun 2018

5 benefits of the NDC for corporate travellers
5 benefits of the NDC for corporate travellers

Although a lot of noise has been made around how the New Distribution Capability (NDC), launched by IATA, will 'facilitate' communication between travel agents and airlines, why should the corporate traveller care about this?

5 Jun 2018

Ethiopia begins issuing online visas for tourists
Ethiopia begins issuing online visas for tourists

The eVisa for Ethiopia now authorises tourists from across the world to apply for a tourist eVisa online. Once issued, the Ethiopian eVisa is valid for 30 or 90 days depending on the applicant's selection...

4 Jun 2018

What do you want your airports to be named? Have your say!
What do you want your airports to be named? Have your say!

Airports Company South Africa is calling for public comments and proposals for the renaming of four national and international airports in South Africa...

1 Jun 2018

Increased passenger demand for Africa as global demand slows in April
Increased passenger demand for Africa as global demand slows in April

The upward demand trend remains strong, helped by continuing signs of improvement in the region's largest economies: Nigeria and South Africa...

1 Jun 2018

Experience our A330-300
Experience our A330-300

Say hello to London while experiencing the luxury and comfort of SAA's Airbus A330-300, now flying between Johannesburg and London...

Issued by South African Airways 31 May 2018

Live the jet-setting lifestyle
Live the jet-setting lifestyle

For a limited period, SAA is offering you the opportunity to experience the advantages of being a Voyager member so you too can live the SAA Voyager dream...

Issued by South African Airways 31 May 2018

Ethiopia to allow all Africans to visit without visas "very soon" - PM Abiy Ahmed says
Ethiopia to allow all Africans to visit without visas "very soon" - PM Abiy Ahmed says

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed has revealed that the country will "very soon" follow Rwanda's example allowing all Africans to travel to the country without visas...

28 May 2018

Sars clarifies customs requirements
Sars clarifies customs requirements

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has clarified the confusion surrounding customs requirements for traveller's returning to South Africa with personal valuables...

25 May 2018

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ACSA's 9 airports welcome more than 40 million travellers in 2017/2018

According to the latest Aviation Barometer - a quarterly indicator of passenger traffic through Airports Company South Africa's airports - more than 40 million passengers were processed through ACSA's nine airports in the 2017/2018 financial year...

25 May 2018

British Airways to expand on its daily Johannesburg schedule
British Airways to expand on its daily Johannesburg schedule

At the end of October 2018, British Airways will be adding four more weekly flights to its double-daily London-Johannesburg schedule...

24 May 2018

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Henley Passport Index: The most powerful passports in a time of global travel access growth

While Schengen Area countries have traditionally topped the index as a result of their open access to Europe, developed Asian nations have been able to secure equally high scores in recent years thanks to their strong international trade and diplomatic relations...

23 May 2018

What flight attendants can teach us about reputation risk
What flight attendants can teach us about reputation risk

Around 90% of flight attendants' training deals with saving lives rather than asking "chicken or beef?"

By William Smook 22 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Pave the way to Open Skies

Although it's certainly not feasible for Africa to have thousands of city pairs because the traveller demand simply doesn't exist, there are several hundred city pairs that would certainly be sustainable...

By Natalia Rosa 22 May 2018

What will it take for travel consultants to survive?
What will it take for travel consultants to survive?

They say that the universities and colleges of today are training people for careers that don't even exist. The question we should be asking in travel is: What are the skills that future travel professionals will need to do their jobs?

21 May 2018

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Business boost - Air Seychelles partners with Booking.com

Under the partnership, Booking.com will enable guests travelling with Air Seychelles or other airlines to book a selection of accommodations...

18 May 2018

Fastjet, Emirates interline agreement to stimulate future traffic connections
Fastjet, Emirates interline agreement to stimulate future traffic connections

Following its migration to its new reservation platform, Fastjet has concluded a refreshed interline agreement with Emirates...

17 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Experiential tourists embracing sustainable tourism

Resistance to the negative impact of tourism, such as price inflation, is rising across the world. Simultaneously, tourists are getting off the bus as the trend towards experiences grows...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 May 2018

Review of visas for Israelis to be raised at Cabinet
Review of visas for Israelis to be raised at Cabinet

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he will take proposals to impose more stringent visa requirements on Israelis traveling to South Africa, to Cabinet, for consideration...

16 May 2018

The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)
The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)

The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published in Nature Climate Change...

By Arunima Malik & Ya-Yen Sun 15 May 2018

Renaming of Songwe International Airport on the cards
Renaming of Songwe International Airport on the cards

Mbeya Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) has decided to change the name of Songwe International Airport to Mbeya International Airport, to attract more investors and tourists...

By Merali Chawe 14 May 2018

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Aetas Mobile unveils new incentive scheme for free flights

Aetas Mobile has launched a new incentive scheme that allows its customers to earn free flights with JetVision Airlines by buying airtime...

10 May 2018

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