Putting on the brakes

With travel budgets under tighter scrutiny than ever before, car rental agencies are feeling the pinch of price-conscious corporate consumers. “The market is under enormous...

Premium travel weathers gloomy economy

It’s no secret that the South African economy – with knock-on effects for the entire region – is in a tight spot. Economic growth is...

The suite life

Why shell out for a spacious suite when you stay at a hotel, rather than just staying in a more budget-friendly standard guestroom? Different...

Smart Traveller

Miles (or points) are a perk of frequent travel and can be redeemed on future flights, upgrades, experiences, merchandise, car hire, accommodation and so...

New Age Terminal

When Viktor Navorski got stranded at an airport in Steven Spielberg’s movie The Terminal that released in 2004, I sympathised with him. Those unending...

Geneva – European Cool

Being a European city with banking and diplomacy at its core has given Geneva a rather staid reputation. But scratch the surface and you...

How to minimise jet lag

There’s no cure as such, as it affects people in different ways, but here are some ways, courtesy of Business Traveller UK, to minimise...

Come on in

We’ve all hung around in hotel lobbies and the chances are it has been pretty boring. We might have been waiting for a taxi...

A changed world

Whatever we think about the pace of change in our everyday lives, technology is right at the core, enhancing and personalising our experiences like...

Defining luxury

What is ‘luxury’ or ‘premium’ travel? It's the million-dollar question, isn’t it? It’s also a question that a lot of travel suppliers are asking themselves, particularly...

Tough times

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who replaced long-time leader Robert Mugabe after an army coup in November 2017, is trying to repair an economy ruined...

Face of the future

The use of biometrics by airlines and airports (not to mention banks, tech firms and governments) is soaring. International Air Transport Association President Gloria...