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5 business travel trends in 2020Article

Despite a weak currency and an economy under pressure, 2019 has been a record year for business travel in South Africa...

29 Nov 2019

Why South Africans desire clarity and flexibility when booking travel
Why South Africans desire clarity and flexibility when booking travelArticle

"Travelers in South Africa are very closely aligned with global trends when it comes to booking preferences. Travellers want an experience from travel providers and travel agents that is as simple and engaging as the best retailers."

4 Nov 2019

How to keep your business travel budget down and grow your business
How to keep your business travel budget down and grow your businessArticle

If you're the business owner of a small or medium enterprise, keeping a handle on your company's budget is most likely a top priority...

Issued by FIGHT CENTRE BUSINESS TRAVEL 2 Oct 2019

Survey shows travellers want value over cost but often struggle to find it
Survey shows travellers want value over cost but often struggle to find itArticle

Demand from travellers for value, personalisation and digital solutions continues to mount...

16 Sep 2019

WTM Africa, Asata partner to host travel agents' academy
WTM Africa, Asata partner to host travel agents' academyArticle

WTM Africa, in partnership with the Association of Southern African Travel Agents, has launched the ASATA Travel Agents' Academy, which will be hosted at the WTM Africa 2020 event from 6-8 April 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre...

6 Sep 2019

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3 things robots can't do better than humans (and two things they can)Article

There has been no shortage of predictions about how advances in artificial intelligence and robotics will replace humans in all kinds of jobs...

Oz Desai 23 Jul 2019

Is your company's travel technology future-proof?
Is your company's travel technology future-proof?Article

Digital transformation and rapid innovation have seen companies completely rethink the way they conduct business these past few years...

18 Jul 2019

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#YouthMonth: Empowering youth in South Africa's travel industryArticle

For South Africa's travel industry to prosper long-term, young school leavers and employees must be convinced of the many exciting opportunities and chances for skills development a career in travel will bring...

Sam van Gool 25 Jun 2019

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Is your company spending too much on business travel?Article

Flight Centre Business Travel Brand Leader Andrew Grunewald identifies four red flags to help companies avoid overspending...

Andrew Grunewald 29 May 2019

#BizTrends2019: Put the 'human' back into corporate travel in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Put the 'human' back into corporate travel in 2019Article

Robots might be rumoured to take over the world in the future, but for now - in 2019 - the corporate travel landscape is about to get a whole lot more 'human'...

Oz Desai 15 Jan 2019

Top insights into the business of outbound travel
Top insights into the business of outbound travelArticle

Commissioned by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents, the Travel Market Index conducted by Grant Thornton reveals that most of the outbound travel-acquired through ASATA-member travel agencies was corporate travel, accounting for 56% of all travel turnover...

19 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel
#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travelArticle

Natalia Rosa cites some of South Africa's leading travel professionals, and their words of wisdom on the travel industry...

Natalia Rosa 15 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: Introducing the youth in the travel sector
#YouthMonth: Introducing the youth in the travel sectorArticle

According to the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA), the modern travel agency has evolved into a dynamic hub for young travel professionals who have become leaders in their field, promoting #TravelwithPeaceofMind...

14 Jun 2018

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

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

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

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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Why South Africa's unabridged birth certificate regulation should be revokedArticle

The regulation affects all travellers, regardless of nationality, who travel to and from South Africa with children. It's a demanding expectation of foreign families, particularly those who book trips to South Africa without having heard of the documents...

3 Apr 2018

Meaningful transformation in SA travel sector
Meaningful transformation in SA travel sectorArticle

A study conducted by Grant Thornton and commissioned by Asata has found that the South African travel sector has made significant strides in achieving meaningful B-BBEE transformation across all levels within businesses and across all business sizes...

27 Mar 2018

Travelstart optimises digital customer landscape with relaunch of internal travel consultancy
Travelstart optimises digital customer landscape with relaunch of internal travel consultancyArticle

"Travelstart Live is a new channel to engage customers where our digital platforms do not fit their shopping behaviour."

13 Mar 2018

Corporate Traveller unveils fresh new identity, evolved brand
Corporate Traveller unveils fresh new identity, evolved brandArticle

"The market in South Africa has evolved and grown up and so have we. Our new imagery and logo reflect our values and brand essence..."

6 Mar 2018

Can your growing business afford to use a travel expert?
Can your growing business afford to use a travel expert?Article

If you're watching every penny in your business, you'll probably be quite reluctant to outsource anything - including your travel planning...

Issued by Flight Centre 16 Oct 2017

Five reasons to embark on a career in travel
Five reasons to embark on a career in travelArticle

What's the coolest career for up-and-coming millennials or Gen Zs entering the workforce? Travel consultants recommend that the travel industry is where you need to set your sights...

2 Oct 2017

Can travel managers truly advise on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa?
Can travel managers truly advise on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa?Article

Is it possible for travel managers to truly offer reliable advice on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa themselves?

2 Oct 2017

Women taking SA travel agencies to new heights
Women taking SA travel agencies to new heightsArticle

Dominated by women, South Africa's travel agencies have shrugged off perceptions that the industry is doomed to go downhill and fostered a generation of powerful women...

28 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Leaving a Flight Centre SA legacy behind
#WomensMonth: Leaving a Flight Centre SA legacy behindArticle

For those who have been reading the news and started dusting off their passports in preparation for "greener pastures", Flight Centre Travel Group GM shares why she would always choose South Africa...

14 Aug 2017

Years of disruption sees travel agent turn travel pro
Years of disruption sees travel agent turn travel proArticle

It has been years since the death of the travel agent graced many headlines as consumers increasingly turned to the web to book their holidays. Fast forward to 2017 and the travel agent is more popular than ever...

10 Aug 2017

#YouthMonth: From Y to Z, how corporate travel will evolve in years to come
#YouthMonth: From Y to Z, how corporate travel will evolve in years to comeArticle

With Generation Y heading to the driving seat in the workforce, their successor, Generation Z, has slowly started to enter the workforce as well and is expected to bring about major disruption and changes...

22 Jun 2017

The battle between travel bots and TMCs - who will win?
The battle between travel bots and TMCs - who will win?Article

AI assistants and travel bots may be gaining ground, but a sound digital solution that incorporates these tools should be complemented by a knowledgeable travel management company and consultant...

19 Jun 2017

#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent
#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agentArticle

"We've all read that the travel agent is dead," said Natalia Rosa. The truth is, travel agents aren't dead, they are transforming into 21st century travel agents...

Cari Coetzee 24 Apr 2017

Singer Group, FOMO Travel partnership set to disrupt the travel industry
Singer Group, FOMO Travel partnership set to disrupt the travel industryArticle

The Singer Group has partnered with fintech startup, FOMO Travel to offer customers a new way to book and pay for future travel...

28 Feb 2017

South African travel agents giving the internet a run for its money
South African travel agents giving the internet a run for its moneyArticle

Technology, digitisation and automation - travel agents have faced numerous disruptions over the past few years. However, instead of succumbing to outside pressures, the South African travel industry has become stronger...

24 Feb 2017

Were the travel predictions for 2016 correct?
Were the travel predictions for 2016 correct?Article

We looked at the predicted travel trends for 2016, and investigated if they did indeed come true by chatting to tour consultants and industry influencers.

Mareike Pietzsch 13 Dec 2016

Lessons from Seychelles for Nigeria's tourism master plan
Lessons from Seychelles for Nigeria's tourism master planArticle

Data is needed to help assess policies that govern future industry development and to provide knowledge to help guide successful and sustainable travel and tourism investment decisions...

Olukayode Kolawole 29 Aug 2016

ASATA Diners Club Award winners announced
ASATA Diners Club Award winners announcedArticle

ASATA and Diners Club have announced the names of those travel professionals who have been singled out to receive ASATA Diners Club Awards...

26 May 2016

ASATA, SA Tourism join forces
ASATA, SA Tourism join forcesArticle

In an effort to promote domestic tourism in South Africa, the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) and South African Tourism (SA Tourism) have signed a formal agreement...

24 Mar 2016

Meet the ASATA Diners Club Awards finalists
Meet the ASATA Diners Club Awards finalistsArticle

The ASATA Diners Club Awards announced those travel professionals, singled out by their peers and travel industry judges, for the service they offer their clients...

17 Mar 2016

FlightSiteAgent partners with national bus carriers
FlightSiteAgent partners with national bus carriersArticle

The 2014 National Household Travel Survey in South Africa suggests there has been a general increase in the amount of South Africans travelling by bus...

7 Sep 2015

Child Visa Checklist app provides easy-to-understand checklist
Child Visa Checklist app provides easy-to-understand checklistArticle

Drive South Africa has created a Child Visa Checklist app...

19 Jun 2015

10 top tips for ITCs to get to grips with digital marketing
10 top tips for ITCs to get to grips with digital marketingArticle

Being an independent travel consultant (ITC) can be very satisfying but also overwhelming...

11 Mar 2015

How to start your own travel agency with FlightSiteAgent
How to start your own travel agency with FlightSiteAgentArticle

Mike and Lauren Davies partnered with FlightSiteAgent to start their travel agency M&L Travel. Here they share their 'day-in-the-life' of an online travel agency story with us...

Evan-Lee Courie 5 Mar 2015

Tech trends that will influence travel in 2015
Tech trends that will influence travel in 2015Article

Like most sectors, travel is being disrupted by technologybringing with it a new demand for its countless products and services by rethinking old business models and behaviours...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Feb 2015

Global economic boom delivers more millionaires, billionaires
Global economic boom delivers more millionaires, billionairesArticle

Luxury African Safari Tour Operator, Ker & Downey Africa note that the economic boom of the past decade has resulted in the highly competitive luxury travel industry having to undergo constant change...

27 Nov 2014

FlightSiteAgent announces new travel products
FlightSiteAgent announces new travel productsArticle

FlightSiteAgent has developed a range of new products for its agents to access and sell on at a mark-up.

17 Mar 2014

SA Tourism announces appointment of Regional Manager: West Africa
SA Tourism announces appointment of Regional Manager: West AfricaArticle

South African Tourism has appointed Lehlohonolo Pitso as Regional Manager: West Africa.

1 Feb 2014

Travel consultants shed clothes to support the rhinos
Travel consultants shed clothes to support the rhinosArticle

We're not yet half way through 2012 and already almost 150 rhino carcasses have been discovered in South Africa. Shocking news indeed, and at this rate we are likely to see similar, or even greater numbers lost than last year - which at a total of 443 rhino poached was the worst year on record for South Africa.

18 Apr 2012

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