Gautrain services suspended during national lockdown

Following President Ramaphosa’s announcement of a national lockdown in an effort to combat the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Minister...

Airlink to suspend all operations during lockdown

Airlink, the South African-based domestic and regional airline, is suspending all operations after midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020 in support of South Africa’s...

SAA suspends all domestic flights in support of national lockdown

South African Airways will suspend all its domestic flights with effect from Friday, 27 March until 16 April 2020 (inclusive). SAA supports this national...

Impact of COVID-19 on City Lodge Hotel Group’s operations

Following President Ramaphosa’s pronouncement of a 21-day nationwide lockdown, which the City Lodge Hotel Group fully supports, and the ongoing, significant impact of COVID-19,...

Comair suspends flights

In line with the directive from President Cyril Ramaphosa, Comair is suspending all its British Airways (operated by Comair) and kulula.com flights, effective 26...

A practical survivor’s guide to self-quarantine from Corporate Traveller

COVID-19 has halted business as usual. Around the globe business travel has come to a grinding halt as governments warn against non-essential travel, both...

Q&A: Radisson – Aiming for the stars

Q: How many brands do you have operating in Africa, and which have been the most well-received by the public? A: Radisson Hotel Group historically...

Hotel review: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate

Background: The Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate received a R100 million ($6.6 million) revalisation, with extensive upgrades to facilities and an addition of...

Flight review: Airlink ERJ135

Background: Airlink's origins are rooted in three small airlines, Magnum Airlines, Border Air and City Air, which merged to form Link Airways in the...

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...

ASATA Column: Managing crises

You have an important meeting in China, but the fast-spreading Coronavirus means the country is in lock-down. You have a flight booked to Spain, but...