January 13, 2017

Travel with peace of mind - choose an ASATA member

The most important thing you need when you travel? Peace of mind. You may have heard of ASATA or perhaps not but what's important is that you approach travel with the same caution you would use when buying any large product or service – that’s where ASATA comes in. ASATA is the Association of Southern African Travel Agents and any active member of ASATA has to commit to professional service, ethical conduct and trustworthy behavior. All Sure Travel agencies are ASATA-accredited.

Why travel with an ASATA-accredited travel consultant?

Choose your travel management company or travel consultant much the same way you would your doctor or lawyer: your travel consultant should be a professional who has the qualifications, know-how and skills to assist you with all your travel needs.

Your travel management company or travel consultant should be an accredited ASATA member. Entrusting your travel with an ASATA member, you are assured that you are working with a professional travel management company or travel consultant that is not only bound by a strict code of conduct, but also believes in ethical and professional provision of travel services.

Here are more reasons why it’s important to use an ASATA approved travel agency.

What is the ASATA Charter?

ASATA members have all signed the ASATA Charter. It is a philosophical commitment and promise to continue delivering fair and transparent business practices, the highest ethical standards to further the industry’s professionalism, providing high-quality service, and confronting inappropriate behaviour and practices when dealing with customers and partners, among other commitments. ASATA is the benchmark of professionalism in the region’s travel industry.

What you can expect when you book with an ASATA member:

Professional Service
A credible, specialist advisor who will give you value-for-money, offering you end-to-end solutions that will exceed expectations and treat you as an individual.

Ethical Conduct
A professional travel company that complies with South African laws and the ASATA Code of Conduct and Constitution, and provides the products and services for which you asked. You can expect to pay a fair and equitable amount for what you are getting.

Trustworthy Behaviour
A commitment to transparency in all dealings as it relates to product and price. A commitment to striving for a travel experience that is painless and pleasant, and the full delivery on what was promised.

Market Leadership
A knowledgeable consultant prepared to listen to your needs, give the best advice, consider your viewpoint and act on them, as well as empathise with your current context and tailor the experience to meet your needs through consistently good service.

Is the travel consultant you’ve entrusted your travel with a member of ASATA?
If not, why not?

Travel with peace of mind… Travel with an ASATA member, such as Sure Travel. Find out more about ASATA here.

Contact your nearest Sure Travel agency here.

January 11, 2017

Qatar expands its network + get up to 30% off!

Qatar Airways is certainly living up to its reputation as the world’s fastest growing airline in the world. The award-winning airline will take off to 15 new destinations in 2017-18! These will join their already extensive route network of more than 150 destinations on six continents.

SALE NOW ON! Not only can you fly to even more places with Qatar this year, if you book in the next few days you could save up to 30% on your airfare! Tickets on sale until 16 January 2017. For travel from 09 January-15 Dec 2017. T&Cs apply. 

Book your Qatar flights online
Contact your nearest Sure Travel agency to book here

From 2017-18, Qatar will fly to:

1. Canberra (Australia)
2. Dublin (Ireland)
3. Las Vegas (USA)
4. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
5. Santiago (Chile)
6. Medan (Indonesia)
7. Tabuk and Yanbu (Saudi Arabia)
8. Auckland (New Zealand)
9. Sarajevo (Bosnia)
10. Skopje (Macedonia)
11. Librebille (Gabon)
12. Nice (France)
13. Chiang Mai (Thailand)
14. Douala (Cameroon)

Check out the sneak peek of Qatar's new destinations here.

Qatar introduced a host of new destinations in 2016 too. Four flights a week between Windhoek, Namibia, and Doha began in September. LA, Helsinki (Finland), Marrakech (Morocco) and Sydney (Australia) also welcomed Qatar Airways flights last year. Good news if you’re heading to Thailand too - Krabi welcomed its first Qatar flight in December 2016.

Qatar Airways flies direct to Doha from:

Joburg - daily
Cape Town - daily
Durban - 4 times a week (with a quick stop in Joburg to refuel and pick up passengers)

Qatar’s hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha, only opened two years ago and already serves more than 28million passengers annually – set to grow up to 50million in 2018.  The airport has also just been nominated the sixth airport in the world to achieve 5 star status. The prestigious 5 star airport rating is awarded to airports achieving the highest overall quality and is awarded by Skytrax, the London-based aviation institute.

Contact your nearest Sure Travel agency to book your Qatar flights or for any more info.