Business Traveller Africa Awards 2013


Business Traveller Africa Awards 2013

Johannesburg-based Future Group presents the second annual Business Traveller Africa Awards, which was launched in Sandton last year. It’s an event for the South African business travel trade, covering all aspects of business travel, including the four main areas of hotels, airlines, car rental and travel management, along with related categories such as foreign exchange, visas, travel insurance, gaming, rail travel, air charter, logistics, travel technology, cards, luggage, banks etc. The event is targeted at travel trade representatives from the areas listed, but is open to anyone with an interest in business travel. The objective is to reward excellence in South African business travel and to acknowledge those brands/entities that have performed consistently and with excellence over the past 12 months. In this regard, Future Group has partnered with independent research company TNS Research Surveys, to interrogate the industry, collate the results, and come up with the winners in each category. The Business Traveller Africa Awards also serves a networking function, bringing together representatives from all areas of South African business travel, under one roof on one morning. Attendees are expected to engage with each other, do some business, involve themselves in the two panel discussions – on hospitality and aviation – and celebrate the ‘year that was’ in South African business travel.

Awards Categories and Nominees

  1. African Long-Haul Airline
    Ethiopian Airlines
    Kenya Airways
  2. African Regional Short-Haul Airline
    Comair (BA & Kulula)
  3. Air Charter 
    Federal Air
    National Airways Corporation
  4. Airport Business Lounge
    Bidvest Premier (ORTIA)
    British Airways (ORTIA)
    SAA Baobab (ORTIA)
    Slow Lounge (ORTIA Domestic) 
    Virgin Atlantic (ORTIA)
  5. Business Class
    British Airways
  6. Business Hotel in SA
    African Pride Melrose Arch
    Maslow Hotel
    Radisson Blu Gautrain
    Radisson Blu Sandton
    Sandton Sun
  7. Car Rental Company
    Budget Rent a Car
  8. Forex Supplier
    American Express Foreign Exchange
    Bidvest Bank
  9. Hotel Group
    City Lodge Hotels
    Legacy Hotels & Resorts
    Protea Hotels
    Sun International
    Tsogo Sun
  10. International Long-Haul Airline
    British Airways
    Etihad Airways
    Virgin Atlantic
  11. Large Conference Venue
    Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre
    Cape Town International Convention Centre
    Gallagher Convention Centre
    International Convention Centre Durban
    Sandton Convention Centre
  12. Luxury Hotel
    Cape Grace
    Michelangelo Hotel
    One&Only Cape Town
    Saxon Boutique Hotel
    The Oyster Box
  13. Travel Management Company
    American Express Travel Services
    BCD Travel
    Carlson Wagonlit
    HRG Rennies Travel
    Travel with Flair
  14. Travel Sales Team
    BCD Travel
    HRG Rennies Travel
    Protea Hotels
  15. Visa Service Provider
    Blade Express
    MDS VisaPak
    Visa international


Our sponsors this year include:

Starwood Hotels
Crowne Plaza Johannesburg – The Rosebank


07h00 to 08h00






09h00 – 09h45

Aviation panel discussion 

‘The state of aviation in South Africa’ – Looking at the current state of the country’s airlines, the growth of the private aviation industry, the entry into the market of new low-cost carriers, the impact of aggressive Middle Eastern carriers, how to remain profitable whilst the fuel price soars, ancillary fees, and what the business traveller can look forward to.

09h45 – 10h30

Hospitality panel discussion

‘The state of the hotel industry in South Africa’ – Looking at the nagging issue of billbacks, who is making the most aggressive moves, the African expansion plans of South Africa’s hotel groups, the danger of the local groups having their lunch eaten by their international counterparts, and where the battle for corporate business will be won and lost.

10h30 – 11h00

Tea break 


Awards presentation



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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor contact Michelle McBride 011 803 2040

For more information, contact:

Dylan Rogers 011 803 2040

Michelle McBride 011 803 2040

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