In 2016, a German passport will give you access to the most countries without a visa. This is according to an annual survey done by the London based consulting firm, Henley & Partners. Germans have visa free access to 177 countries from a total of 218 Swedes, 176 In shared 3rd place with 175: Finland, France, Italy, Spain and UK 4th, with 174: US,...
Media Release: 05 May 2016 During 2015 a relationship developed between Sandown Travel and Vespasian Consulting, specifically with reference to the management of MICE business in South Africa for existing and new corporate clients. The relationship grew and developed over the last few months and resulted in a service level agreement between the two parties and the launch of the...
  How to describe Dubai…it certainly is a phenomenal city and ‘impossible’ is not part of their vocabulary. No matter what your reason is for visiting Dubai, there are infinite possibilities to keep you occupied. In a nutshell: desert, unique, business hub, air conditioning and irrigation. Dubai is a world city rising from a wasteland...
WTTC reveals finalists for Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Source: http://www.eturbonews.com/33193/wttc-reveals-finalists-tourism-tomorrow-awards The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the twelve finalists for its 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The awards are one of the highest accolades in the global travel and tourism industry, recognizing sustainable tourism best practices in businesses and destinations worldwide. Award applications were received this year from 46...
Competition is fierce and one always need to stay ahead.....fast pace and technology are important factors within the conference and event industry in 2017. What else can venues do to impress prospective clients? Herewith the report from Benchmark Resorts & Hotels. Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, a global hospitality company, announced the “Top Meeting Trends for 2017” as observed by its...
Consider these factors when choosing a meeting destination WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE AND HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU WANT TO SPEND? Be mindful of your budget limit when choosing your destination. For domestic destinations, clients always want to feel that they are receiving value for money. When considering international destinations, the current ZAR exchange rate will certainly influence...
The annual destination index for meetings and incentives globally has been released. The common themes factors for 2016 are: transportation options flight connections increase in venues and hotels technology, e.g. wifi exchange rates safety and stability In summary: Asia: Top countries are Thailand, Indonesia & Singapore with top cities being Bangkok and Bali Europe: Top countries are France and Italy with top cities being Milan and Paris Middle East: UAE USA:...
 When it comes to events and conferences, you really only have one opportunity to deliver success. Every event or conference is different and unique, and what works on one occasion may not save the day on another. Your overall success and client loyalty is only valid as far as the success of your last conference or event goes....
Corporate Traveller gm, Raylene Pienaar, has put together top pointers for making business travel easy. 1. To the left  As most people use their right hand, they are more likely to go right. When queueing at security checkpoints and check-in gates, turn left and you’ll find yourself in the shortest queue. 2. Bumpy ride  If  you’re frightened by turbulence, choose a morning flight. Turbulence...
Are you feeling terrible when you arrive at your business meeting after a long flight. Here are some tips: Adjust to local time asap Stick to natural light, fresh air and get into the sun (Vitamin D) as mush as possible Stay away from alcohol, caffeine and nicotine Try to stick to your normal exercise routine Focus on proper sleep a few nights before...

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