Features Archives - Business Traveller Africa

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Ghana is considered one of the more stable countries in West Africa since its transition to multi-party democracy in 1992. Formerly known as the...

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...

CAPE TOWN

OVERVIEW The ‘Mother City’ has the second-most populous urban area in South Africa after Johannesburg. As the seat of the Parliament of South Africa, it...

On the up

Thanks to ease of access, an ambitious national airline, a growing hotel landscape, an active convention bureau, and a stunning conference centre, Kigali is...

Iftar service for Emirates passengers this Ramadan

Emirates’ signature Iftar service for customers during Ramadan is expected to commence on May 27 to coincide with the start of the holy month. These...

Private aviation: poised for growth

The size of the African aviation industry is nothing to be sniffed at. It apparently supports $55.8 billion of economic activity and 6.2 million jobs...

Holding firm

The African MICE industry has a long way to go. That’s before it can claim to be a serious global player. Sure, Africa has much going...

Moving with the times

Cars remain a vital component of land travel for much of Africa. Whether you rent a vehicle, drive yourself around in a private car, catch a lift with a friend, flag down a taxi or book an Uber, the humble and hardworking automobile is the vehicle that gets you

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...

Paris: a European treasure

Paris has a long and interesting history, having first been settled in the third century BC by a Celtic tribe called the Parisii, which...

Ever Evolving

Loyalty programmes are having to be nimble and evolve all the time, as the needs and desires of their customers change at a similar pace. Richard Holmes takes a look at some of the more recent developments in the corporate travel space, and details what to look out for in the airline, hotel and car rental spaces.

Tech Investors

The current economic climate of South Africa is driving pressure on travel policy and corporates are essentially spending less each year as they find...