Why is business travel so expensive?
Why is business travel so expensive?

Mikha'il Ernest, global sales and marketing manager at neXt,Travelstart, says "Travel, in most cases, sits on many a company's list of gravely high expenses and there is a reason behind it, besides the cost of travel itself being high. Travel agencies being appointed by government and corporates through RFP's/tenders and various other methods of supply chain practices are leaving procurement managers thinking they have scored tremendous deals with their travel agent."

By Cari Van Wyk 2 Feb 2016 14:00

Mango palms Feather Awards in 3 of 4 ACSA airports it uses
Mango palms Feather Awards in 3 of 4 ACSA airports it uses

Mango was last week recognised by the Airports Company of South Africa's annual Feather Awards in 3 of the 4 airports the carrier uses. It's OR Tambo International and Cape Town International airport operations were awarded for service excellence while in Bloemfontein the airline received accolades for its ground handling. In Durban Mango was a runner-up to a competitor.

15 Dec 2011 12:56

East London ICC awarded five-star grading

The East London International Convention Centre (ELICC) has been awarded a five-star grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.

15 Dec 2011 10:34

Wilderness Group helps changing lives with soap

The Wilderness Group in Namibia recently undertook an exciting new project whereby they tested a batch of new olive oil soap from a community project in Katutura, run by six HIV-positive women.

14 Dec 2011 15:02

Footprints of Hope walking safari challenge: Saving the rhino, one step at a time
Footprints of Hope walking safari challenge: Saving the rhino, one step at a time

In association with its social development partner, Africa Foundation, and professional soccer player, Gordon Gilbert, &Beyond has launched its 'Footprints of Hope' walking safari challenge to raise awareness about rhino conservation.

13 Dec 2011 11:40

Inn On The Square... in Cape Town's centre
Inn On The Square... in Cape Town's centre

As Rezidor Hotels prepared to open newly built Park Inn-brand hotels in Gauteng they withdrew their brand from their Green Market Square, Cape Town location because, according to a previous Rezidor executive, the owner wasn't willing to spend what would be required to bring it up to Park Inn's upgraded code.

By Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel 12 Dec 2011 10:51

Sandton Convention Centre to host various events in 2012

The Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) managed to secure a number of major bids for local and international meetings and events in 2012. Amongst these are the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation conference, taking place in May, the 3rd Annual Biological Safety Conference (June), the International Small Business Congress & Expo (September), the 27th International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists congress and the 2012 Discop Africa Expo (both in October).

12 Dec 2011 10:02

Cape Town Diamond Museum opens at Waterfront

The Cape Town Diamond Museum has opened its doors to the public in the newly upgraded Clock Tower precinct at the Waterfront. It is the only museum of its kind in Cape Town and the first to pay homage to the extraordinary story of the South African diamond industry.

12 Dec 2011 09:33

Caltex brings the joy back to family road trips this festive season
Caltex brings the joy back to family road trips this festive season

"Are we there yet?" Four little words that could drive any parent to tears. So take the boredom and frustration out of the car this festive season with a little help from Caltex's famous White Rabbit.

9 Dec 2011 11:04

Five essential tips for negotiating airports on your holiday
Five essential tips for negotiating airports on your holiday

It's that time of year when many of us take our annual holiday - and for the lucky ones among us, that means an overseas trip. It also means negotiating airports, which can be a bewildering, time-consuming and frustrating exercise, especially if you're not a frequent traveller.

By Joanne Adolphe 8 Dec 2011 13:05

How the rich indulge their fancies

Business Live reports that for a mere R90 000 a night you can rent a lavish castle perched on a cliff overlooking the Noetzie River near Knysna. The Pezula Private Castle is fully booked for the Christmas and New Year period.

7 Dec 2011 14:39

Cape Town is world's 5th most desirable holiday spot
Cape Town is world's 5th most desirable holiday spot

An international poll conducted by British Airways shows that Cape Town is the fifth most desirable destination in the world among eager travellers keen to get away for the festive season according to a report published by IOL Travel.

7 Dec 2011 12:41

Road deaths video footage makes it real
Road deaths video footage makes it real

The Western Cape provincial government intends to broadcast CCTV footage of people dying or maimed in car crashes to raise road safety awareness during the festive season. The campaign, "Crash Witness", was launched by MEC for transport Robin Carlisle earlier this week.

Issued by Philani Nombembe 7 Dec 2011 10:25

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