Flight Centre travel group distribution deal With British Airways and Iberia delivers customer savings

Customers booking their British Airways and Iberia flights through Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) will benefit from a multi-year distribution deal that eliminates a booking surcharge that is currently levied on these airlines’ tickets. FCTG, including its flagship global corporate travel division FCM Travel Solutions, has reached a multi-year agreement with British Airways and Iberia,…

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MAURITIUS RANKED AMONG THE TOP 10 COUNTRIES TO VISIT IN 2018

When compiling your bucket list of top travel destinations to visit in 2018, make sure that the paradise island of Mauritius is right up there.  If you are wondering why, it’s because this tropical Indian Ocean island has been named among the Top 10 countries to visit in Lonely Planet’s just-published Best in Travel 2018. Listed alongside such destinations as…

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Attracting millennials to your event

One definition of Millennials (there are a few) is the generation born in the early 1980s to the early 2000s. This means today they are approximately 15 to 35 years old and represent one in three South Africans. So unless you are exclusively targeting an older age group, these are people you want to attract…

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DURBAN ICC VOTED ‘AFRICA’S FINEST’ ONCE AGAIN

Service excellence is the heartbeat of the Durban International Convention Centre and this was once again affirmed at the 24th World Travel Awards – Africa Gala Ceremony where the Centre was crowned “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre”. This was the sixteenth time that the Centre won this title since 2001, when the category was…

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SMARTmeetings powered by ibtm events launches in Rwanda

  In an exciting move to forward the MICE industry in Africa, Reed Exhibitions has announced the launch of SMARTmeetings powered by ibtm events, a dynamic two day event in Kigali, Rwanda focusing on uniting African MICE venues and products with highly-qualified meeting and event planners. This table-top exhibition will be about mutually-matched appointments, networking,…

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Money Talks winners take home R150 000

The first three Black Rewards cardholder winners in the Montecasino Money Talks promotion were drawn on Thursday, 12 October, taking home a total of R150 000. The promotion is turning cardholders into weekly winners, with R2.2 million up for grabs over 10 weeks. A delighted Kizya Nsamba from Midrand was the top winner of R100 000, second was…

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Magnetic Storm appoints new shareholders making it 51% black owned

Magnetic Storm is proud to announce that it is now 51% black-owned company following a transaction with local black private equity company, Engeli Enterprise Development (Pty) Ltd and the Unity in Africa Foundation. Engeli is a verified Black Private Equity Fund Manager (in terms of the Amended BBBEE Codes) and looks to enrich the businesses it partners using its diverse skills,…

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R1 million raised for UNICEF at The Westin Cape Town Charity Ball

This year’s Westin-UNICEF Charity Ball hosted by The Westin Cape Town on Saturday, 14 October, was a memorable marriage of beauty, talent, humanitarianism and generosity coming to life in one room. Influentials, media, private philanthropists and socialites came together to celebrate UNICEF’s work for children. UNICEF National Ambassador, Jo-Ann Strauss, including business woman and media celebrity Carol…

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