Travel Tips

Travel destinations for every stage of your life

When you save up to take a trip somewhere, whether local or international, you want it to be just right, and you don’t want to regret a moment. The truth is, though, that as you mature and change, you have different priorities and different interests, and how you travel ties in with this.

What you love in your 20s may not be quite right when you’re in your 60s (not that we’re pigeon-holing – you do you!). But it may help to browse through some suggested trips we’ve pulled together for every stage of your life, to find the one that…
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Travel destinations for every stage of your life

9 terrific things for kids to do during the school holidays

The holidays are approaching and we are starting to wonder what we will be doing every day to keep our family and children entertained. From a local heritage site and hot air ballooning to a fun family show, Flight Centre has compiled a list of activities for you to consider doing with your family.

1) Visit a local heritage site

The school holidays provide a great opportunity to expose your children to our rich diverse heritage at various important local sites. Maropeng at the Cradle of Humankind, Robben Island and the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, the Vredefort Dome in the…
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9 terrific things for kids to do during the school holidays

Tips for travelling overseas during peak season

Travelling overseas during the festive season can be stressful because it tends to be one of the busiest periods of the year when tourists travel to and from destinations all over the world.

Anthony Grant, CEO of FNB Foreign Exchange, says: “Travelling during year-end peak time can be quite expensive, but if you plan ahead you can save on costs. Money is an important factor to take into consideration before you travel, it’s important to have a clear idea of how much the entire trip will cost. The best way to do this is by creating a budget in relation…
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Tips for travelling overseas during peak season

Local or global – which road trip is best for you?

Roads trips are often considered to be filled with spontaneity, letting you experience an adventure on the go. After all, the general idea behind a road trip is taking to the open road and seeing where it takes you, allowing you the freedom to stop, explore or stay in a place anywhere on your own terms.

Here are some of the things you will need to consider when planning a road trip locally or one abroad;

Travel costs and logistics

Whether you’re taking the smooth open road or taking the rough and rugged route, you’ll need the right car for your journey, be it…
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Local or global – which road trip is best for you?

Travel tips for senior adventurers

Money is tight for most South Africans, so smart travel planning is essential. But if you’re retired and can travel whenever you want, it’s best to aim for off-peak season, to avoid the crowds and summer heat, and a great travel deal.

“Travelling around the world is always a rewarding experience and visiting family and, particularly, grandkids and great-grandchildren in other countries is such a great opportunity that you want to enjoy every moment,” says Anthony Grant, CEO of FNB Foreign Exchange. “So make sure you do your planning, reserving and confirming sooner rather than later. In today’s tough economic times, pensioners should particularly pay…
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Travel tips for senior adventurers

Six tips for a stress-free group vacation

Travelling with a group of family or friends is always exciting, but may be as equally stressful. There are quite a few things to consider that if put in place can ensure a blissful vacation for the entire group. If you’re planning the next family getaway for the festive season, or a friend’s bachelorette, here are six things to tick off your list for a smooth and memorable holiday group vacation:

Plan an inclusive itinerary

Your first line of defence may be in accommodating all members of the group. A travel group made up of adults only may differ from that…
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Six tips for a stress-free group vacation