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20 FEB 2017 – Gold Travel gets a new look

Introducing Gold Travel

Being one of Cape Town’s longest standing Travel Management Companies and with over 40 years of servicing the South African corporate traveller, Konrad chatted to Financial Mail about the four cornerstones of Gold Travel; customer service, technology, transformation and teamwork and his plans for the future.

Travel these days is not for sissies

I like to be in charge of my life and my decisions and no more so than when it comes to booking online for family holidays, a business trip or some ‘me’ time, but then I found myself stuck at an airport in a foreign country – I had travelled here on business and had […]

My favourite airlines

With so many airlines to consider I am hard-pressed to choose just one favourite, be it domestic or international, so I thought I would jot down my top few that impress me for various reasons, and a few that we use for Gold Travel that our corporates favour… LOCAL IS LEKKER My go-to airline for […]

The schlepp of applying for a visa

Seriously, wouldn’t it be simpler to just abolish visa requirements altogether? Did you know that according to the International Passport Index, South Africa ranks at 48 in the top 50 most powerful passports in the world – for real?!   But, according to the African Development Bank’s Visa Openness Report 2017, only 13 of the continents […]

From Geneva with love

A bitter-sweet ‘symptom’ of being a South African of my generation is that many of us have family scattered all over the world. So, lucky me, I have a sister living and working in Geneva – a GREAT excuse to create a Micky Bahr European Tour, a wonderful opportunity to do what we travel agents […]

Is your passport travel-ready?

If you’re planning on jetting off into the sunset over the coming school holidays, make sure your passport is in order. That’s the advice of Konrad Laker, CEO of Gold Travel, a Cape Town-based corporate travel service specialist. According to Konrad, many travellers are not aware of passport requirements that could turn a dream overseas […]

Gold Travel sets the transformation bar

Gold Travel, a Cape Town-based corporate travel service specialist, has recently achieved a Level Two B-BBEE rating after implementing 52.5% black ownership and 31.5% black woman ownership in partnership with NetValue™ Equity Partners, also based in Cape Town. The certification falls under the Qualifying Small Enterprise classification in the Tourism Sector Code, a category which […]

The importance of travel insurance

The importance of travel insurance, uncovered! As the owner of Gold Travel and a seasoned corporate traveler, I have become aware of the importance of travel insurance – its pro’s and its cons – and let’s face it, we have all been caught uncovered at some stage or another, often at great cost. Whether you […]

Destination Thailand, with pepXpress

Hello.  I am the newest (and youngest) travel consultant at Gold Travel and when I was given the opportunity to experience a trip to Thailand to attend a workshop and educational with pepXpress, a global PEP, interline and travel agent, I was super-excited – but, as a first-time traveller, somewhat apprehensive. Following Thailand’s devastating tsunami […]

What does Corporate Social Investment mean to you?

No longer is CSI seen as a charitable donation, an enhanced corporate image, a tax write-off or a solution for the corporate conscience, but rather as contributing to the real needs of the community in which you operate.   More sustainable growth could be delivered if management could see CSI as part of their strategic environment, […]