Latest Travel News

Flight Centre named ‘Best Company to Work for’ by Deloitte
12th September 2018
Flight Centre named‘Best Company to Work for’ by DeloitteTravel retailer recognised with coveted Platinum sealJOHANNESBURG, 23 AUGUST 2018 – The Flight Centre Travel Group has ranked as one of the top companies to work for in South Africa and been awarded the Platinum Award in the Deloitte Best Company Survey for 2018.The Deloitte Best Company to Work For Survey (BCTWF) has become an institution...
Flight Centre Launches Price Drop Protection on Flights
05th September 2018
If the airfare drops before the departure date, Flight Centre will give the difference back in a travel voucher*…JOHANNESBURG, 5 SEPTEMBER 2018 – Travellers holding out for a better deal because of the continually fluctuating rand exchange rate will be guaranteed to get the best price for their flight with the launch of Flight Centre’s exclusive ‘Price Drop Protection’ no matter when they book.“...
Travel Agent in your pocket
04th September 2018
Plan, book and manage your travel in one place – that’s the power that Flight Centre Travel Group’s new travel app will offer South African consumers.Available for download on both Android and iOS phones, the new Flight Centre Travel App will help travellers book local and international flights. Functonality enhances travel during a trip, including a built-in navigation system and an activities...
Flooding in Japan
09th July 2018
Unprecedented rainfall across western and southern Japan has caused serious flooding and landslides.  Many roads are blocked or washed out and rail lines damaged.Three people are confirmed dead with many more missing in floodwaters across a number of prefectures.The worst affected areas include the regions around Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Fukuoka and western Kochi.  Severe weather...
Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport has re-opened
29th June 2018
Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport has re-opened this evening after closing early today due to the ash cloud from Mt Agung.Most carriers will review flights again in the morning. Customers are advised to check their flight status with their travel expert or directly with the airline. Any re-accommodation policies will be available on the airline's website.
Ash cloud suspends flights
29th June 2018
Please be advised that Ngaruh Rai International Airport in Denpasar (DPS), Bali has closed due to the ash cloud from Mt Agung.  The airport is expected to remain closed until at least this evening will all flights currently suspended.Authorities are hopeful that the airport will re-open tonight.  The local administration will consider alternative arrangements for customers to travel to/...
Bali's Mt Aung is erupting again
28th June 2018
Bali's Mt Agung volcano began erupting again this week and today saw an ash cloud reach about 1,500m above the peak.  The wind is currently blowing the cloud towards the west toward Denpasar.Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar remains open and operational but airlines are being advised to be on alert.We will continue to monitor the situation and advise if anything changes.You can...
Bali Mount Agung Latest Update
29th November 2017
 LATEST UPDATE* (Update, Monday 4 December 2017)Bali is experiencing mostly clear skies today and flights in and out of Denpasar have resumed. Please note however that many carriers are not operating a normal schedule so it is important that you check the status of specific flights with the carrier or with your travel expert. LATEST UPDATE* (Friday 1 December 2017)Although conditions...
Flight Centre advises no more flight announcements for domestic flights
14th November 2017
Flight Centre would like to inform all passengers who are departing on domestic flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport that the microphones at the domestic departure terminals and gates will be switched off as from Wednesday,15 November 2017.This means that you will need to manage your own flight times and ensure that you arrive at your boarding gate on time, which is on average 30 minutes...
*UPDATE* Las Vegas Shooting
03rd October 2017
As a result of the shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday evening (local time) there are still some disruptions in the city.A large section of Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip) remains closed (see the map below).  As this area remains a crime scene, it is unknown when it will reopen.Hotels, casinos and resorts in the closed area can still be accessed - these lock downs were lifted fairly quickly.You...