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Business travel trends: The travel consultant of the future

With a brand-new vaccine rolling off the shelves, 2021 is looking a lot more positive as the industry begins to recover and rebuild. What can we expect from our travel consultant in the future?

By Linsey Schluter 2 days ago

Duty of care - who's responsible for your business trip safety?

Business as usual has been flipped on its head in 2020. What was for many companies second nature-sending employees across country and continent to meet with clients and colleagues, sign new business and share knowledge-has become a more measured and complex exercise...

3 days ago

How to build a travel bucket list in the age of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live in every aspect including travel - which will certainly last in the years to come...

18 Jan 2021

WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers

With comprehensive Covid-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travellers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus...

By Linda Hohnholz 13 Jan 2021

Air travel 101 for 2021: Travel in and out of South Africa

We'd barely finished the leftovers from Christmas dinner before the coronavirus pandemic cut the celebrations short with a new level of restrictions to carry us into the new year. How have these regulations impacted the air travel industry...

Issued by SA Airlines 11 Jan 2021

Safari company launches innovative training programme in East Africa

Asilia Africa has launched a new training programme in East Africa to help upskill young Kenyans and Tanzanians. The programme launches with help from US$100,000 grant from the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries...

8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel

So what will travel look like in 2021 and going forward? One is understandably hesitant to make any confident predictions apart from the most obvious one being that 2021 will most likely continue to be a very difficult year for the global travel and tourism sector. If I had to highlight a few travel trends for the coming year and beyond, these would stand out...

By Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 6 Jan 2021

SA hospitality, tourism industry calls on government to fast track vaccine deployment

South Africa's competitiveness as a global tourism destination depends on perceptions of safety for travellers...

4 Jan 2021

Ports of entry ready for travellers returning to SA

Government has outlined plans for operations at the ports of entry until 14 January that have been approved by the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure.

4 Jan 2021

What the adjusted Level 3 regulations mean for your travel plans

Supporting South Africa's measures under the recently implemented adjusted Level 3 Covid-19 regulations, the Flight Centre Travel Group addresses questions from travellers on how these will affect their holiday plans...

31 Dec 2020

Motorists urged to exercise caution

The Gauteng Traffic Police has called on motorists to be responsible and exercise caution on the roads as traffic volumes are expected to increase this weekend...

18 Dec 2020

Something fishy with the beach closures

On the surface, it makes little sense to prevent people from enjoying the open air along the hundreds of kilometres of beaches, and in doing so, force them to shopping centres, restaurants and other indoor venues...

By Howard Feldman 17 Dec 2020

The Blue Train suspends services in light of Covid-19 second wave

The Blue Train has announced that it will be temporarily suspending its operations for the remainder of the 2020 in light of the most recent alert of a second wave of Covid-19 infections...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 15 Dec 2020

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