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

New SLOW at Lanseria

Qualifying FNB Premium customers can now enjoy the new SLOW Lounge at Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg. The award-winning SLOW Domestic and International lounges are acclaimed for offering an exclusive and upmarket experience.

SLOW XS Lounge complements the overwhelming growth and popularity among FNB customers of this exclusive bank proposition, with approximately 60 000 visiting the lounges on a monthly basis.

The new lounge is scheduled to start operating from 30 August 2017 and can cater for 100 guests at a time. Despite the paring down of certain services, such as buffet catering and in-house spa and private washroom facilities, SLOW…
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New SLOW at Lanseria

Garden Route and Klein Karoo are tourism gems

Tourism is noted by government as one of the major industries with the potential to drive down the immensely high rates of unemployment in the country – if harnessed to its full potential. The Garden Route and Klein Karoo have in many ways embraced this notion.

Some 10 million passengers passed through Cape Town International Airport in 2016, which accounts for a 36% year-on-year (y/y) increase in international arrivals at the airport in April 2016 when compared to the year prior. The question to ask is where these tourists spent their money, and on what exactly?

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Garden Route and Klein Karoo are tourism gems

Travel scams to look out for when travelling overseas

As travellers, it is easy to think that we are smart enough to avoid getting ripped off. But the truth is, it happens to the best of us. From getting ridiculously overcharged on cab rides to unknowingly revealing credit card information, travel scams are commonplace the world over.

Anthony Grant, CEO of FNB Foreign Exchange, says: “While it is nearly impossible to know when you will be scammed, it is important to know what kinds of scams exist, and what to do should the situation arise.”

Falling victim to a scam while travelling overseas can potentially ruin your travel…
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Travel scams to look out for when travelling overseas

How to avoid online travel scams this Easter

With the upcoming Easter Holidays in sight, many travellers may be desperate to secure a holiday experience as soon as possible. With that comes the risk of fraudsters who target last-minute travel and accommodation bookers.

Sahil Mungar, FNB Digital Banking highlights that travellers who haven’t finalised their travel plans are more likely to not only pay a premium, but could also fall victim to some online scams. It is easier to miss the warning signs of possible scams and fall victim of fraud when pressured to secure your holiday travel and accommodation,

“Fraudsters exploit potential holidaymakers by falsely advertising holiday accommodation or timeshares on…
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How to avoid online travel scams this Easter

SA tourism still to grow

Not withstanding the struggling South African economy, the tourism industry is providing a glimpse of hope as one of the critical sectors that will boost growth and promote job creation. The sector posted positive growth numbers in a year where world markets were depressed.  Businesses in this sector should be prepared to take advantage of the opportunities presented by local and international developments.

Howard Arrand, Provincial Head of FNB Business in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) says “the tourism industry contributes an estimated 3% to the national GDP, employing an average of one-in-25 people in South Africa – significantly more than most industries”.

He argues that tourism…
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SA tourism still to grow