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Dr HOT Rod appointed to GBTA Southern Africa Board of Directors
After completing the evaluation of nominations, according to criteria stated in the articles of association, GBTA Southern Africa presented the final Board of Directors to their members at the Annual General Meeting on 20 February 2014. Dr Roderick Ross was formally appointed onto the Board of Directors.
Travel at the Treasury
Travel Buyer spoke with National Treasury chief financial officer, Dalu Majeke, about how the department - which manages South Africa's national government finances - approaches its travel spend. By Kim Cochrane Read full article
Travel search and rescue
Kim Cochrane speaks with Nedbank�s Howard Stephens about how Nedbank has redesigned its travel processes in a quest for optimised management of such a significant portfolio. Read full article
TravelLinck at the ITMSA Conference
The 2009 Business of Business Travel Conference, presented by the Institute of Travel Management South Africa, kicks off on the 2nd of September, and TravelLinck is getting ready to make a meaningful contribution the dialogue of the conference. Read full article
Travellinck Going Green
TravelLinck is proud to announce detailed reporting function on the CO2 emissions associated with flights, car hire and accommodation components of corporate travel. Read full article
The Travel Hub Project
01/08/2009 - Kim Cochrane
Kim Cochrane caught up with Old Mutual�s Roddy Mann and Somaya Parker in Cape Town to learn more about how the correct choice of systems partners has contributed towards containing a cost that was not quite under control. Read full article
Corporate Travel in the new Age of Austerity
04/06/2009 - Rhymer Rigby
Corporate Travel in the new Age of Austerity — The recession means company travel budgets are being slashed as never before, but don't get carried away. Read full article
Fly Economy! Manuel Orders
04/04/2009 - Prega Govender
The government has banned most senior bureaucrats from flying business class or staying at five-star hotels in a bid to curb wastage and free up millions of rands for job creation and social programmes. Read full article
16 Percent of Global Companies Do Not Limit the Number of Executives Traveling on the Same Flight
22/02/2009 - Association of Corporate Travel Executives
Executives (ACTE), 16 percent of corporations located in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, the Middle East/Africa and the United States do not have a policy restricting the number of executives that can travel together on a plane, either corporate or commercial. Of the 84 percent that do have such a policy, 61 percent apply it only to the “executive” level, while 28 percent include all employees, and 11 percent strictly held corporate officers and directors to the rule. ACTE conducted the survey in the wake of a commercial aircraft landing in New York’s Hudson River, in which 24 executives of one financial firm were reported to be on the same flight. Read full article

Low-cost carriers could win from recession
17/01/2009 - Jane Wardell
LONDON (AP) — The international tourism industry faces a tough year in 2009 but the Middle East is providing a bright spot for the sector, according to two reports released Monday to coincide with one of the biggest events on the international tourism industry calendar. Read full article

Most CFOs do not think their companies manage travel costs well
17/01/2009 - N/A
Fewer than half of chief financial officers (CFOs) believe their companies manage travel costs well or very well, according to new research by CFO Europe Research Services in conjunction with GDS firm Amadeus. Read full article
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