Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bed & Breakfast, Guesthouses, Lodges and Small Boutique Hotels

Did you know that we have " live" access to over 2300 bed & breakfast, guesthouses, lodges and small boutique hotels across Southern and East Africa ? This means that we have real time access to rates and availability to these properties making our confirmation and assistance to you "instant" .

This is just another way that we are striving to get back to you quickly and professionally.

Contact us now for your accommodation booking requirements.

Tel 061 253528 or email us at adminwdh@xlthetravelprofessionals.com

Friday, April 1, 2011

Trafalgar Tours is going back to Egypt

After the political unrest in Eygypt, most suppliers are starting to sell Egypt again as a destination. The fact that the scheduled coach tour company, Trafalgar Tours, has announced that they are resuming their tours to Egypt is a move in the positive direction. Book your Air and Tour package with us and Trafalgar Tours, and you can SAVE up to N$4000 per couple. The Best of Egypt , 9 day tour from N$17 800 Wonders of Ancient Egypt , 12 day tour from N$21 400 Egyptian Experience , 9 days from N$16 000 Valid for selected departures from Apr - Oct 2011. Conditions apply. Visit our website www.xlthetravelpro.co.za for more information

Baggage Restrictions Changes 01 April 2011

I must say baggage restrictions on the various airlines has become a bit of a nightmare for any consultant to keep track of. Almost each airline has its own restrictions and when it comes to multiple airlines on a journey it is almost impossible to advise our clients correctly. I therefore welcome the new IATA resolution for all member airlines, to decide baggage allowance and excess baggage charges for journeys involving multiple carriers. The new regulation to use " the most significant carrier " ( MSC ) will make it easier to apply and with Cathay Pacific announcing that they will be applying this effective 1 April 2011, I hope that all airlines will follow suit very soon. The exception is journeys originating in the USA or USA being the furtherest point, another definition of MSC is used. This sounds all very easy to apply and hopefully all systems will be updated correctly, to make this work in realtime ensuring that the tickets are issued correctly and that we are giving the correct advice. Just as important would be that airport staff are also applying the correct rules at time of check-in, ensuring that no frustrations occurr for our clients. Only time will tell how well this is going to work in practice but definately welcome some form of "standardisation"

Friday, January 22, 2010

SA Airlink Jet Stream 41 cleared for take off!

THE South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has given Airlink the green light to return the airline’s Jetstream 41 aircraft to service.The SACAA gave the go ahead on January 21, after completing a intensified inspection of the aircraft – a process underway since the fleet was grounded in late December last year.“The SA CAA’s reinstatement of the Jetstream 41’s Certificates of Airworthiness is a welcome relief and confirms that Airlink maintains its Jetstream 41s in full compliance with South African and international regulations and with the manufacturers’ prescribed procedures,” said Airlink ceo, Rodger Foster.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Create benefits for your company !

With the Corporate Bonus Programme from Lufthansa. Free flights, upgrades - One good deed deserves another. That is the principle behind PartnerPlusBenefit, the free Corporate Bonus Programme from Lufthansa.

Under this scheme, your company collects points for virtually every Lufthansa flight flown. You can then choose to use the awards yourself or for your employees' business trips.

To find out how it works, contact XL The Travel Professionals on Tel +264 61 253528 or e-mail your request to adminwdh@xlthetravelprofessionals.com and one of our consultants will contact you