October 29, 2010

Sure Giltedge Travel Wins Amadeus Award

Congratulations to Sure Giltedge Travel for winning the Amadeus award for the agency with the highest growth for 2010. With branches in Tokai, Century City and Paarl, the vision, commitment and hard work of Sure Giltedge have clearly paid off during what was a challenging year for the travel industry. Well done!

October 28, 2010

Starbucks now onboard Allure of the Seas

Hmmm… wake up and enjoy your favourite coffee while cruising the high seas! Not only is Royal Caribbean International’s new Allure of the Seas the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship, she will also have the first ever Starbucks at sea.

From December 2010, guests onboard Allure of the Seas can enjoy Starbucks’ signature and seasonal beverages along with breakfast items, pastries and those sweet afternoon treats you love. Starbucks is positioned on the bustling Royal Promenade and will be open between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. daily.

Allure of the Seas will alternate a Western Caribbean with an Eastern Caribbean seven-night itinerary from her home port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

October 12, 2010

UK Immigration Border Post Delays

Travellers in the UK are advised to check in early and set aside time for delays on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th October 2010, due to a trade union strike.

One of UK Borders Agency’s trade unions, PCS (Public and Commercial Services), have called for a 48 hour strike on the 13th and 14th October. The proposed action will start at 00h01 Local Time on Wednesday 13th October and finish at 23h59 Local Time on Thursday 14th October. It is anticipated that 60-70% of the workforce will not show for work. The strike action could result in delays at immigration at all UK Border Posts, including airports.

Travellers are advised to set aside time for possible delays.

Air And Rail Travel Disruption Expected In France

Industrial action is expected to cause disruption to air and rail travel in France from 12 October.

As a result of the general strike, the French Civil Aviation Authorities have limited the number of flights for all airlines.

Passengers are advised to check their flight status before travelling to the airport. Please contact your Sure Travel agent for further advice and information.

October 6, 2010

Mango Takes Over SAA’s Durban To Cape Town Route

Low-cost airline Mango is expanding its influence on the domestic route by taking over the Durban to Cape Town flights from South African Airways. SAA will stop all its flights between Durban and Cape Town.

According to an agreement with Mango, SAA passengers will still earn Voyager Miles and receive other benefits – such as in-flight meals – on these flights.

SAA spokesperson Fani Zulu said that traffic between the two coastal cities is largely limited to tourists and is very price sensitive. It makes sense for SAA to leave the route to Mango, which can compete with other low-cost carriers. SAA CEO Siza Mzimela said that by using Mango more efficiently, the SAA planes are available for the more profitable African routes. Mzimela added that SAA does not plan on withdrawing from the local market.