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Flight Centre Reveals South African Travel Trends For 2023

JOHANNESBURG, 8 December 2023: Where did Saffers flock to in 2023? What did Flight Centre’s typical customer look like? How many infants did we book on flights? What was the largest group we booked a tour for – and where did they venture? We reveal all in our ‘Year in Travel’ report released today. “While […]

Why business travellers need more than just a safety app

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JOHANNESBURG – There’s a new app in town for South African globetrotters with a unique mission: to serve as a lifeline for South Africans abroad. The Travel Smart app by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), unveiled at the GBTSA conference, allows users to log their trip details, activate live tracking, and receive […]

No Passport Needed: 8 South African Holiday Spots That Feel Like They’re Overseas

With an exchange rate that makes you stress-sweat, visa gymnastics, and flight prices that continue to soar, going overseas for the December-January holidays just doesn’t have the same pizazz as it used to. “Domestic travel within South Africa has seen a 41% increase this year, and for good reason,” says Antoinette Turner, GM of Flight […]


-Luis Fonsi, Five-Time Latin GRAMMY® Award-Winner and Godfather to Norwegian Viva Welcomes NCL’s Newest Addition in the ‘Cruise Capital of the World’- – All-Star Latin Lineup of Entertainers Come Together for a Ship-Wide Celebration Featuring Performances by Luis Fonsi, Paulina Rubio, Marcello Hernandez, and Pedro Capó – JOHANNESBURG (29 November, 2023): Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), […]

South Africa’s business travel budgets: How do they stack up globally?

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JOHANNESBURG – With 2024 approaching, many businesses will be reviewing and adjusting their travel budgets in light of spending predictions for the coming year. In terms of benchmarks, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) puts the average global spend at around $829 per business trip (R14,922). A closer look at South African statistics from FCM […]


SECURA Traveller

JOHANNESBURG, 23 NOVEMBER 2023 – SECURA Traveller, a pioneering national initiative for the tourism industry, has announced the launch of a comprehensive toolkit for marketing and promoting the SECURA Traveller App. This toolkit has been created to assist the industry with effectively communicating the app’s benefits, which offers travellers “peace of mind in your pocket”, […]

How business travellers are ditching generic for tailored experiences


JOHANNESBURG – The transformation has been subtle, but the corporate travel experience has fundamentally changed focus. It’s no longer only about the destination or the deals. The new priority is the business traveller – and their unique needs and preferences. The buzzword is ‘hyperpersonalisation’. This means more than just looking at customer data – it’s […]

Register now for Africa Travel Week 2024


Cape Town – Registration for the landmark 10th edition of Africa Travel Week (ATW) 2024 is now open! Scheduled to run from 07 to 12 April in the City of Cape Town, this year’s events will be a celebration of a decade of bringing together the continent’s leading B2B travel trade shows, including World Travel […]

South Africa’s Tourism Outlook for 2024


Johannesburg – Has South African tourism recovered? The latest figures from NightsBridge, South Africa’s leading property management solution, offer a decisive answer to this burning question. With compelling evidence and a clear upward trajectory, the data shows a strong resurgence of the tourism industry. The tourism industry in South Africa has shown not only signs […]

Business travel bounceback hits full throttle as 2024 sees seat capacity soar


JOHANNESBURG – Africa leads the way in business travel bounce-back with the highest predicted increase in airline seat capacity for the first quarter of 2024. This is according to FCM Consulting’s latest Global Quarterly Trend Report. Seat capacity in Africa sees a predicted increase of 14 per cent in Q1-2024 as compared to 2019, followed […]