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NEWSFLASH – FEBRUARY 2018

Download Newsflash – FEBRUARY Emirates Introduces Smart Luggage Restrictions Emirates Airline is the latest major carrier to place restrictions on smart baggage following similar restrictions by Delta, American and Cathay Pacific. The restrictions bring Emirates in line with Iata regulations on smart baggage, which define it as baggage that includes lithium ion batteries, motors, power …

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NEWSFLASH – JANUARY 2018

Download Newsflash – JANUARY   HAPPY NEW YEAR MAY 2018 BE A HAPPY, BLESSED & SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR ALL. Visas on Arrivals for all Africans Newly inaugurated Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that all Africans visiting Kenya can receive visas on arrival,countries that previously required visas include Cape Verde, Comores, Egypt, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Tanzania, …

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NEWSFLASH – DECEMBER 2017

Download Newsflash – DECEMBER Grayston Travel’s management & staff would like to wish our valued and loyal clients a Merry Christmas. GRAYSTON TRAVEL Grayston Travel would like to thank all our valued clients for their support though out 2017. Grayston travel will be closing at 12H00 on the 22nd of December 2017 and although we …

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NEWSFLASH – NOVEMBER 2017

Download Newsflash – NOVEMBER Fastjet to Launch Domestic Flights to Mozambique Fastjet will be the first low-cost carrier to launch domestic flights in Mozambique. The launch of these flights comes as the airline positions itself for growth. New Security Check for US Travellers New United States security measures are in effect for all flights entering …

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NEWSFLASH – OCTOBER 2017

Download Newsflash – OCTOBER SAA to Reduce Eastern Cape Flights South African Airways (SAA) will reduce its Eastern Cape flights in the hope of regaining financial stability with Mango to step in. Mango general manager commercial Pumla Luhabe said: “Mango is a subsidiary of SAA and has been approached to step in and fill the …

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NEWSFLASH – SEPTEMBER 2017

Download Newsflash – SEPTEMBER New Security Plan for OR Tambo After a surge in crime incidents at OR Tambo a detailed integrated multi-disciplinary tactical security plan has been approved for the airport. A number of ACSA, SAPS and Gauteng Tourism Authority employees have been suspended amidst allegations of corruption and collusion with further suspensions and …

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NEWSFLASH – AUGUST 2017

Download Newsflash – AUGUST QATAR – Visa on Arrival Qatar has advised that travelers need to be careful about the visa on arrival to Qatar as many rules apply such as they can get the VISA ON ARRIVAL ONLY if staying in a 4 or 5 star hotel. VOA does not apply if staying with …

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NEWSFLASH – JULY 2017

Download Newsflash – JULY BA Cabin Crew Announce 16 Day Strike Cabin crew at British Airways will hold a 16-day strike next month. The action is planned from Saturday the 1st of July to Sunday the 16th of July. Unite the union said its Members who are in the mixed fleet crew have voted to …

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NEWSFLASH – JUNE 2017

Download Newsflash – JUNE New Requirements for Hotel Check In Remember to bring your identity document and present it upon check in at any hotel. This is to comply with the amended Immigra-tion Act 13 of 2002. It is now a legal requirement for all hotels to keep a detailed register containing details of all …

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NEWSFLASH – MAY 2017

Download Newsflash – MAY India Enhance E-Visa Scheme India’s e-visa has been subdivided into three categories: e-tourist, e-business and e-medical visas. Previously an e-visa was only available for tourists but now travellers can select the appropriate e-visa. The duration of stay for the e-visa has also been increased from 30 to 60 days with double …

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NEWSFLASH – APRIL 2017

Download Newsflash – APRIL Dubai Introduces New Baggage Policy Dubai International Airport introduces a new baggage policy. Bags must now have at least one flat surface and those that do not comply will be rejected at check-in, including irregularly shaped and oversized items. The new baggage policy applies to all airlines operating from the airport …

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NEWSFLASH – MARCH 2017

Download Newsflash – MARCH Botswana Border Post Closed The Zanzibar border post on the Botswana side of the Limpopo River has been closed due to flooding of the bridge. Travellers to and from Botswana are advised to use the Platjan border in Limpopo. Ethiopian Airlines Updates Baggage Allowance Ethiopian Airlines has updated its baggage policy …

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NEWSFLASH – FEBRUARY 2017

Download Newsflash – FEBRUARY Grayston Travel Grayston Travels website has Been upgraded. Please check our website for great holiday specials. www.grayston.co.za British Airways Cabin Crew Announce Further Strikes British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew have announced a further six days of strikes next month. The workers will walk out on the 5th,6th,7th and 9th, 10th …

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NEWSFLASH – JANUARY 2017

Download Newsflash – JANUARY HAPPY NEW YEAR MAY 2017 BE A HAPPY, BLESSED & SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR ALL Grayston Travels 24hr Emergency Service Grayston Travel provides 24 hour access to one of our travel consultants who are fully equipped with a laptop and cell phone (+27 82 891 1970), for your extreme emergency travel needs. …

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NEWSFLASH – DECEMBER 2016

Download Newsflash – DECEMBER Grayston Travel’s management & staff would like to wish our valued and loyal clients a Merry Christmas. Grayston Travel Grayston Travel would like to thank all our valued clients for the support though out 2016. Grayston travel will be closing at 12H00 on the 23rd of December 2016 and although we …

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NEWSFLASH – NOVEMBER 2016

Download Newsflash – NOVEMBER Cathay Pacificand SAA – Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Device Please be advised that there is a total ban on the carriage of Samsung Galaxy note 7 which has now been enforced by CAD (Computer Aided Design), IATA and FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Passengers must take notice that all Samsung Galaxy Note …

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NEWSFLASH – OCTOBER 2016

Download Newsflash – OCTOBER Emirates Introduces Seat Selection Fee Emirates will introduce advance seat reservation charges for economy class passengers. Seat charges are applicable on all fare types. Seat selection can be done on or after ticket purchase. For any additional information please do not hesitate to contact Grayston Travel. Australian Visa Updates and Clarifications …

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NEWSFLASH – SEPTEMBER 2016

Download Newsflash – SEPTEMBER Car Rental Insurance Please note that all car rental companies that are bill back to Grayston Travel are set up to have super cover only. The difference between standard and super cover is the excess amount that the driver will have to pay in the event of an accident or the …

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NEWSFLASH – AUGUST 2016

Download Newsflash – AUGUST Introdution for Non-Cancellation Fee on Avis Budget Car Rental Reservations for clients who don’t arrive are extremely costly to the car rental industry. One can imagine the cost of the vehicles standing unutilised daily because of this. As with numerous other service related industries it has become necessary to levy a …

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NEWSFLASH – JULY 2016

Download Newsflash – JULY Australia Introduces Biometric Visa Applications South Africans are required to provide their biometrics (fingerprints and facial photograph) as part of their visa application to Australia. Biometric enrolment requires an applicant to visit in person, one of four Australian Visa Application centres in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria. The introduction of …

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NEWSFLASH – JUNE 2016

Download Newsflash – JUNE Namibia Revokes Business Visa Requirements South African passport holders visiting Namibia for conference and meetings purposes no longer require a visa. The conference and meetings visa which was introduced in March is now considered a tourist visa and is therefore not a requirement for South African passport holders, who do not …

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NEWSFLASH – MAY 2016

Download Newsflash – MAY Home Affairs Launches Online Application Service The Department of Home Affairs has taken Passport and ID applications online by launching its live pilot eHomeAffairs system. The service will allow South Africans to apply for their Passport or Smart ID card online, at a cost of R140 for the ID and R400 …

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NEWSFLASH – APRIL 2016

Download Newsflash – APRIL Brussels Airport Closed Following Explosions Belgian authorities have advised all travellers to restrict their movements following the terror attacks that took place in Brussels on the 22nd of March. Two explosions occurred in the departures hall of Brussels National Airport in Zaventem shortly after 08h00 (09h00 SA time) Another explosion occurred …

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NEWSFLASH – MARCH 2016

Download Newsflash – MARCH Nigeria Suspends Visa Issuing The Nigerian consulate has run out of emergency visa labels and will not issue emergency visas until further notice. The consulate said it was still issuing all other visas. South Africa Prepares For Zika Spread While the Colombian businessman diagnosed with the Zika virus last Friday while …

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