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The World’s best Christmas Markets now closer than you think!

PRESS RELEASE The World’s Best Christmas Market is Now Closer than You Think Winter Wonders in Brussels has been named the best Christmas market in the world – just another reason for South Africans to take advantage of Air Belgium’s new route to Johannesburg and Cape Town A trip to Europe in December is not […]

The ultimate bleisure guide to 2022

MEDIA RELEASE The ultimate bleisure guide to 2022 JOHANNESBURG, 25 February 2022 – The bleisure trend – blending work obligations with personal getaways – has become a hot trend in 2022. In fact, 89% of global business travellers have indicated that they wanted to add a private holiday to their business trips over the next […]

Is remote work all it’s cracked up to be?

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    MEDIA RELEASE Is remote work all it’s cracked up to be? Without connection, collaboration and travel, careers can stall JOHANNESBURG, 27 January 2022 – American management professor Anthony Klotz first coined the term the “Great Resignation” back in May last year after a record 4 million Americans quit their jobs in April 2021. […]

The return of business travel: Are you ready?

MEDIA RELEASE The return of business travel Are you ready? JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday 16 November – Initially slow out of the blocks, business travel recovery is steadily picking up speed. In fact, international business travel spend is expected to rise by more than a quarter this year. That is according to a new World Travel & […]

Opening borders sparks bleisure trend

Germany, France, Ireland, and now also the United States. A growing number of countries have started relaxing travel restrictions for fully vaccinated South Africans. “This is a game-changer for South African business travellers,” says Oz Desai, GM Corporate Traveller. “Lengthy and expensive quarantines are a major deterrent for companies and business travellers alike. The fact […]

ASATA optimistic about digital health certificate announcement

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The launch of digital vaccination certificates that are aligned with international standards would be a gamechanger for vaccinated outbound travellers ASATA seeking details on extent to which the certification will follow a global standard to ensure ease of inbound and outbound travel ASATA is optimistic about the recent announcement by Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla […]

SMEs lead the way in business travel

Agile, flexible, and unencumbered by legacy systems. Small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) are leading the way in an ever-fluctuating post-COVID world. In travel, they are also hitting the road much faster than their larger, corporate counterparts. What makes these small businesses less risk-averse when it comes to business travel? According to Oz Desai, GM Corporate Traveller, there […]

These Business Travel Changes are Likely to Last Post-COVID

COVID-19 has changed a lot of things – including the way that companies and employees approach business travel. Just over a year since COVID-19 made its presence known in South Africa, it would seem as though some of these changes are fleeting, while others are here to stay. Oz Desai, GM Corporate Traveller, has a […]

Who’s responsible for your safety when you’re on a business trip?

Are you covered? 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. Business trips are being classified as essential or non-essential, travel […]