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Nedbank introduces new Amex Platinum Card in metal with exclusive benefits 

Nedbank has launched  the new Nedbank American Express Platinum Card in South Africa. Both new and existing Nedbank American Express Platinum Card Members can now enjoy an extensive range of enhanced lifestyle, travel and service benefits and a sleek metal card. The new Platinum Card benefits include exclusive dining discounts of up to 20% at 30 premium restaurants across the...

Comair to be liquidated

Comair’s business rescue practitioners have today (9 June 2022) lodged a court application to convert the business rescue proceedings into liquidation proceedings. One of the BRPs, Richard Ferguson, says with its two airline brands – British Airways (operated by Comair and kulula.com), market share, modern aircraft fleet, experienced employees, sales and distributions channels Comair was an inherently viable business. Unfortunately,...

Radisson opens first hotel in Durban

Radisson Hotel Group has entered its fourth South African city, Durban, with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga. This opening brings the Group’s portfolio in one of its key African markets, South Africa, to 14 hotels in operation and two under development. Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga, with its 206 rooms and suites, is close to the Durban...

SAT appoints new Chief Operations Officer 

South African Tourism (SA Tourism) has appointed Nomasonto Ndlovu as the organisation’s new Chief Operations Officer. She will officially commence her role on 1 July 2022. Nomasonto is currently employed by Transnet in the capacity of Executive Manager: Tourism, Heritage & Hospitality, a role she has occupied since November 2020.  She has gained extensive experience in Marketing Operations, Brand Management,...

Radisson Hotel Group debuts in South Sudan

Radisson Hotel Group is moving into South Sudan with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Juba, the country’s first internationally branded 5-star hotel. Located in Juba, the fast-growing capital and largest city of South Sudan on the White Nile River, Radisson Blu Hotel, Juba is a 10-minute drive from Juba International Airport, in the heart of the city’s business centre. Radisson...

You, your trip, and your data: just how safe are you?

The more time you spend online, the more you’re at risk of being targeted by cybercriminals. But did you know that the threat is even greater when you travel? Imagine this scenario: your company sends you overseas to complete a project. During your stay, you use your company business card at an ATM – nothing unusual about that. But, once...

Destination conferencing, ‘a world within a city’

Conferencing venues are a dime a dozen, but when it comes to having it all, few venues can beat attending a destination conference at the elegant Sun City Convention Centre. The 27 conference rooms, three convention centres, two auditoriums and multiple breakaway rooms were given a R150-million refurbishment shortly before the pandemic which modernised and updated these premium spaces to...

Corporate Traveller launches SME toolkit

Corporate Traveller, the corporate travel brand of the Flight Centre Travel Group, has launched a free SME toolkit available online to any small and mid-size business looking to kickstart their business travel programme in 2022. According to Oz Desai, GM Corporate Traveller, SMEs are leading the business travel sector’s recovery around the globe – and for good reason: “Business travel is...

Cape Town receives newest Turkish Airlines Dreamliner

Turkish Airlines have once again displayed their commitment to Cape Town by introducing the airline’s most advanced aircraft, the Dreamliner, on route from 1 April 2022. Regarded as one of the most advanced aircraft for its fuel efficiency and range flexibility, the 787-9 Dreamliner offers refined and luxurious comfort for its passengers from South Africa to Istanbul. Turkish Airlines’ Dreamliner...

Discovery Bank launches first-of-its-kind integrated travel booking platform

Discovery Bank recently launched Vitality Travel, a fully integrated travel booking service with unprecedented disc ounts and simplified trip management. The comprehensive travel offering is the world’s first shared-value travel platform which channels behavioural savings into the greatest possible savings on flights, holiday accommodation, car hire and holiday packages. The new travel offering combines Discovery Bank’s digital payments and platform...

Marriott International to open first luxury safari lodge

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Baraka Lodges to enter the safari segment in Africa. JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will be located within the Mara National Reserve, one of Africa’s most renowned wildlife conservation and wilderness regions. Offering discerning travellers an unparalleled setting, the elegant retreat expects to welcome guests in 2023. Overlooking the banks of the River...

Scrapping of PCR requirement signals brighter future for the travel industry

ASATA has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the onerous and costly PCR test requirement will be scrapped for travellers to South Africa from Wednesday 23 March as a vital step in rebuilding the travel and tourism industry. However, the association warns that the draft health regulations will still need to be reviewed and amended to ensure...