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All Things Green: Sustainability Tops WTM Africa 2024 Agenda

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Cape Town – WTM Africa, Africa’s leading B2B tourism trade event, is proud to announce its commitment to sustainability at this year’s show, running from 03 – 05 April 2024 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). “The expansion of our sector must go hand in hand with responsible choices to ensure its longevity […]

RFP trends spotlight the priorities of business travellers

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JOHANNESBURG – An exciting evolution is underway in the world of business travel if the latest corporate travel requests for proposals (RFPs) are any indication. These documents offer an exclusive glimpse into the technological innovations, sustainability goals, partnership models and safety priorities that will define the future landscape of corporate travel management. “We see RFPs […]

Meet the travel manager of the future powered by AI

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JOHANNESBURG – Artificial intelligence is barging into pretty much every business out there, whether it’s law, creative work, search engine optimisation – you name it. As machines get smarter and more data-driven, they can bring huge value across industries. Now, corporate travel is hopping on the AI train. Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) recently launched […]

Budget Sparks South Africa’s Green Transition – Corporates Must Now Take the Lead

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JOHANNESBURG – The 2024 South African budget speech from Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana shows sustainability taking centre stage, said Bonnie Smith, GM of FCM.  “The national budget’s clear reprioritisation towards electric vehicles demonstrates that government is walking the talk on emission reduction and cleaner transport,” Smith commented. “This should spur every responsible business to take […]

From frictionless to ‘FrictionZero’ in business travel

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JOHANNESBURG – In an age where even the brief wait for a coffee feels too long, the business travel scene is undergoing a radical transformation. Welcome to the era of ‘FrictionZero’ Travel, where the concept of ‘waiting’ is as outdated as fax machines. This shift isn’t just about speeding up the transit process; it mirrors […]

Should HR call the shots on business travel?

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JOHANNESBURG – Business travel is a make-or-break issue for employees. A dream trip can inspire loyalty; a crammed business calendar of red-eye flights might send talent packing. But companies can flip the script by letting HR steer their travel programmes. The result? Happier, more productive travellers who feel valued by their employer. According to a […]

Young South Africans are among the world’s most romantic travellers

New research shows young South Africans may be the most romantic travellers in the world. A recent survey by Flight Centre Travel Group found that 63% of South African Zillennials (Gen Z and Millennials) actively seek romantic connections when traveling abroad – more than respondents from Australia (40%), the UK (23%), and Canada (41%). Overall, […]

SAIL INTO SISTERHOOD: 73% of Women Are Planning an All-Girls Trip in 2024

– Girls’ trips leave women feeling refreshed (80%), closer to their friends (55%) and inspired (51%) – – In honour of Galentine’s Day (13 February 2024), NCL is encouraging women to take the time to sail away together to top girl’s trip destinations, including Italy, Greece, France and the United States Johannesburg – 12 February, […]

Africa Travel Week Unveils 10th Anniversary WTM Africa Show Programme

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Cape Town – Marking a decade of top B2B travel events, Africa Travel Week has revealed a packed schedule for its 2024 milestone edition of WTM Africa. Running from 07-12 April in Cape Town, the newly-announced programme spotlights real business-building opportunities. “The tourism landscape in 2024 is characterised by growth and optimism, setting the tone […]