Still eating

The guys at Tourvest’s Travelit believe the new app they’ve developed is something unique and ground-breaking in a South African context

The Emirates Philosophy

It’s been an interesting few months for Emirates in South Africa – a spat with the South African government, the launch of a seventh daily flight, and now a falling oil price to contend with, as the market wants to know why its flights to Dubai aren’t any cheaper. So, it was a good time for editor Dylan Rogers to catch up with Fouad Caunhye, Emirates’ Regional Manager Southern Africa: Commercial, over a coffee in Johannesburg.

Sandton Giant

Legacy Hotels & Resorts is a South African hotel group with a host of 4- and 5-star properties, and even though the group’s portfolio includes a selection of resorts and lodges, corporate travel remains its priority, as Managing Director Paddy Brearley explained to editor Dylan Rogers over a coffee at Legacy’s Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton.

Where we need to be

The travel industry’s corporate card space is a competitive one, with American Express one of the main players, globally. Nedbank is the licence partner...

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...

Man of Two Hats

Editor Dylan Rogers chats to Air France-KLM Christian Halm about how the two airlines work together, as well as Halm’s thoughts on the African airline industry.

Betting Big

It’s pretty obvious that British Airways has significant faith in South Africa as both an end destination and African hub, with the next few...

Tough going

Hertz Southern Africa CEO Wils Raubenheimer took office around three years ago and soon after gave his first interview to Business Traveller Africa. That’s...

Driving innovation

The travel management industry has changed beyond recognition in the past 10-15 years, with technology at the forefront of that change. But further change...

Untying the knots

Dylan Rogers chats to Travel with Flair's Johanna Mukoki (MD) and Tibor Zsadanyi (Operations Director) about the past, present and future of their company.

It’s All in the Stars

ISO Leisure Hotels Operations Director, Gary Foster joined editor Dylan Rogers for a chat about the preference by corporate's opting to book executives in to more affordable 3-star hotels rather than 5-star's exclusively.

Taking on Africa

Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, with properties in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The group currently has seven African hotels in its portfolio, but that number appears likely to grow quickly in the coming years, as Kempinski has embarked on an aggressive African strategy. Editor Dylan Rogers caught up with Avsar Koc, the Regional Sales & Marketing Director for the IMEA region.