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FLIGHT CENTRE STATEMENT REACTION TO SA GOVERNMENT-IMPOSED TRAVEL BANS
16th March 2020
JOHANNESBURG, 16 MARCH 2020 – With yesterday’s announcement that the South African Government has instituted a travel ban in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Flight Centre South Africa reiterates its commitment to assisting and re-accommodating affected travellers. The latest travel bans and restrictions instituted include: *Travel bans effective 18 March 2020 to and...
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
14th March 2020
JOHANNESBURG, 14 MARCH 2020 – The company would like to assure its customers that its Customer Care Teams and Travel Experts are working around the clock in response to the rapidly changing travel environment globally in response to COVID-19. “The impact that coronavirus is having on short-term travel is evolving rapidly. Several destinations have imposed travel bans which limit movement....
Coronavirus travel advice and FAQs – everything you need to know
11th March 2020
18 March 2020New visa requirements for high-risk countriesSix high-risk countries – which, to date have enjoyed visa-free entry into South Africa – will now be required to apply for visas.They are Italy, South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom. The decision has been made to control movement in and out of South Africa as an active measure to contain the Coronavirus (...
DOMESTIC TRAVEL “FLYING OFF THE SHELVES” AT THIS WEEKEND’S FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP TRAVEL EXPO
29th February 2020
JOHANNESBURG, 29 FEBRUARY 2020 – South African travellers are resilient and will travel despite the rand exchange rate and evolving coronavirus situation. Flight Centre Travel Group Middle East and Africa MD, Andrew Stark, says the preliminary results of this weekend’s Travel Expo show that there’s still a massive appetite among South Africans to travel, especially if they can get a good deal.“We...
UP TO 50% OFF TRAVEL DEALS AVAILABLE AT THE IN-STORE ‘POP UP’ TRAVEL EXPO 2020
26th February 2020
JOHANNESBURG, 25 FEBRUARY 2020 – This Friday to Sunday, savvy travellers can take advantage of exclusive deals and win luxury holidays at the Flight Centre Travel Group’s in-store Travel Expo. The popular event will run for three days, from Friday 28 February to Sunday 01 March 2020. For the first time, the tenth annual Travel Expo is popping up nationwide with deals exclusively available at the...
FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP PROPRIETARY LIMITED
14th February 2020
LIFTS SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS STOP-SELLJOHANNESBURG, 14 FEBRUARY 2020 – Flight Centre Travel Group’s preferred Travel Insurance Provider, Travel Insurance Consultants (TIC), has announced today (14 Feb 2020) it will reinstate cover to South African Airways (SAA) under their Travel Supplier Insolvency cover, effective immediately.“In light of the above development, Flight Centre Travel Group has...
THE TRAVEL EXPO GOES NATIONAL
11th February 2020
THE TRAVEL EXPO GOES NATIONAL: A NEW CONCEPT FOR FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP’S ANNUAL TRAVEL EXPOFor the first time ever, whether you’re in Durban, Cape Town or Bloemfontein, you will now be able to book one of the Flight Centre Travel Expo exclusive deals simply by visiting any Flight Centre or Cruiseabout store located across the country.JOHANNESBURG, 11 FEBRUARY 2020 – Planning your next...
FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP PROPRIETARY LIMITED URGES CHINA-BOUND TRAVELLERS TO RECONSIDER PLANS
06th February 2020
JOHANNESBURG, 05 FEBRUARY 2020 – The Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) is urging travellers to reconsider all non-essential travel to China as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January. Several countries, starting with the United States, have issued advisories to reconsider travel to...
FCTG urges china-bound travelers to reconsider
30th January 2020
FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP PROPRIETARY LIMITED URGESCHINA-BOUND TRAVELLERS TO RECONSIDER PLANSJOHANNESBURG, 30 JANUARY 2020 – The Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) is urging travellers to reconsider all non-essential travel to China as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Warning to avoid non-essential travel to China...
South African Airways cancel certain flights
23rd January 2020
JOHANNESBURG, 23 JANUARY 2020 - Flight Centre Travel Group notes South African Airways’ cancellation of certain domestic and international flights.Our customers remain our top priority and we have been working to advise, assist and re-accommodate any affected passengers where possible.The Group is currently monitoring the situation, while awaiting official updates from SAA with regards to flight...

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