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Bonnie Smith, GM FCM South Africa, explains “As more destinations open up, we are seeing a want and a need to get back to travelling. Getting around the African continent and to the Middle East is particularly important for our customers, as they want to check in on their regional offices in person,” she says.
Discussions around climate change and sustainability have intensified over the last year. The planet is facing a climate catastrophe – unless there is immediate action. According to Bonnie Smith, General Manager at FCM, this shift will impact leisure and business travel alike, with travel management companies (TMCs), travel managers and bookers playing an increasingly important role in responsible travel and the implementation of real, measurable solutions.
Mining has been the economic bedrock for many resource-rich countries over the past two years. The industry has provided a constant source of economic activity during a time when most companies were forced to shut down.
Smith coined the term ‘travel unready’ to describe her first post-lockdown trip, and has shared a few tips and hints to help travellers on their way.
When it comes to business travel, you can’t talk about sustainability without talking about traveler wellness and how it’s going to affect a company’s bottom line. We take a look at the common considerations and their impact.
When navigating an ever-fluctuating landscape, it is essential that multinationals work with a TMC that moves with the times and that understands what essential travel means for you and your traveller.
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The travel industry has been transformed by digital innovation over the past two decades, perhaps more so than any other sector, with no segment of the global travel ecosystem left untouched.
There is little doubt that COVID-19 has fast-tracked the advancement and adoption of new technology. From work-from-home tools, e-learning platforms, and innovations in healthcare businesses are innovating and digitising at a rapid rate.
South Africa will move to an adjusted alert level two on 31 May 2021. The curfew will be in place between 23:00 pm and 04:00 am.
The reopening of international travel hinges largely on South Africa successfully ramping up its vaccination programme and private sector is standing by to help.
From unexpected delays, missed connections and the stress of last-minute flight changes, as frequent travellers we’ve all been there, done that. Here are five real-life travel ‘disruptions’ – and how to handle them like a pro.