Interesting Times

Ed Frost believes the global airline industry is in as tricky a place as it has ever been since 2008. That’s off the back...

Bumpy Road Ahead

It’s been a year since Bidvest announced that it would no longer represent Budget Car Rental in the South African market, with Avis Southern Africa granted the brand representation. So, the time seemed right to pick the brain of Avis Budget Rent a Car, South Africa CEO Rainer Gottschick on all things car rental-related.

Dreaming Big

It’s been a year of change for Dreams, the South Africa-based outbound tour operator, with a new owner and a host of new products to now offer its customers. Erica Barrett remains head of the operation, but now also heads up Songhai Travel. She joined editor Dylan Rogers for a coffee in Johannesburg to explain the new structure.

Something for everyone

The British pound may not be in the healthiest state it’s ever been, but South Africa’s rand has bounced back, meaning that whilst Virgin...

Changing the model

It’s been another challenging year for the airline industry, yet Comair – owners of the low-cost kulula.com brand and operators of

Plugging the gaps

Privately-owned South African airline CemAir has decided to take on established operator SA Express on the Johannesburg-Bloemfontein route. Editor Dylan Rogers took the inaugural flight and later caught up with CEO Miles van der Molen to get more on CemAir’s background and their approach to commercial flight.

Back to Basics

Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre is currently not where it should be, performance-wise, according to director and original owner Kevin Clarence. But Clarence is also confident that he can turn one of South Africa’s largest conference facilities around, as explained over coffee to editor Dylan Rogers in Johannesburg.

Charging on

It’s been a busy few months for Radisson Hotels, which along with Hilton and Marriott remains the international group with the most ambitious and...

Still Cruising

Cruises International is nearly 25 years old, with CEO George Argyropoulos making the move from Greece and starting the company in 1992, with the sole purpose of marketing and selling cruise holidays, conferences and incentives.