Travelstart brings you the travel trends for 2017, tipped to be the year of sustainable travel and tourism. We look at which destinations will emerge as the most popular in the new year and the chief motivations and inspiration for international and local travel. The United Nations has declared 2017 the ...
November 28, 2016afrotate
“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn No New Year’s Eve plans as yet? How does a sparkling New Year’s in the most romantic city in the world sound? It used to be a relatively frustrating experience applying for a Schengen visa to visit France with a considerable ...
November 25, 2016afrotate
As you may remember, last year on the 1 June 2015 the Department of Home Affairs introduced a number of requirements for parents travelling with minors into and out of South Africa. There was an outcry over the negative impact these requirements would have on tourism to SA as well ...
November 22, 2016afrotate
Take a walk on the wild side with adventurous activities just a short drive from Joburg. National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Alastair Humphreys, is an advocate of short, simple microadventures. He believes that beyond the demands of the 9 to 5 lifestyle are a full 16 hours ...
November 19, 2016afrotate
With its tropical beaches lapped by the Indian Ocean and rugged hinterland of forest-cloaked mountains, the island of Réunion is nicknamed ‘the Hawaii of the southern hemisphere’. The topography of this perfectly formed holiday getaway is extraordinary, including a still-active volcano, Piton de la Fournaise, with wrinkly lava fields reaching ...
Earlier this year the UK launched a new online visa application for South Africans which streamlines the process considerably. Access UK has a shorter and more logical application form compared to the old version Visa4UK and in addition to this the application fee is displayed in Rands and Pounds which makes things ...
From humble beginnings of operating a business with almost no capital in 1992 to a mild ‘lift off’ in 2002 and finally becoming one of the best online travel agencies in Africa! It’s without a doubt that Stephan is our very own boffin when it comes to the travel industry ...
“Adventure should be 80 percent ‘I think this is manageable,’ but it’s good to have that last 20 percent where you’re right outside your comfort zone. Still safe, but outside your comfort ...
November 13, 2016afrotate
Get two destinations for the price of one when you book a layover in these fascinating cities. Discover your own journey within a journey when you choose these layover hubs. What is the difference between a layover and a stopover? A layover is a connection point between cities which lasts from 30 ...
November 10, 2016afrotate
Springtime on the Highveld is an explosion of colour characterised with bursts of purple from blossoming Jacarandas. Here’s a self-drive guide on where to see Gauteng’s most famous Jacaranda trees. “Purple rain, purple rain, I only wanted to see you bathing in the purple rain.” I’m walking through a tunnel ...
November 7, 2016afrotate