Rennies Rolls Out Red Carpet for gsport

by | Nov 24, 2013

The 2013 SPAR gsport Awards was made remarkable by the uncompromising attention to detail that marks the transfers and air travel service enjoyed by specially-invited guests, a service offered by Awards partner HRG Rennies Travel.

Working this year together with BA Comair and Budget Car Rental for an end-to-end service, HRG Rennies Travel ferried gsport’s VVIP and inbound travellers in the same inimitable manner that has marked its world-class service for each of the previous five years that it has supported the Awards.

A leading South African travel management company owned 100% by Bidvest, HRG Rennies Travel operates more than 40 offices across South Africa, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe and through its global partner, the Hogg Robinson Group, it extends this network to over 120 countries worldwide.

“Our customised service solutions are client-centric,” explains Lynn Howarth, Operations Director at HRG Rennies Travel. “We are driven to making business easier for our clients, and travel more enjoyable for our travellers.

“This ongoing and relentless endeavour is underpinned by our commitment to transparency, accountability, integrity and service.”

“We love being a part of an initiative that acknowledges South African women doing great things for our country,” said Howarth of HRG Rennies Travel’s support of the gsport Awards. “We operate in a female-dominated industry, and are deeply commitment to empowering women in the workplace.

“Partnering with gsport for the past six years gives us the opportunity to do so beyond the boardroom, and on the sports field!” A powerful force behind leading events in SA, HRG Rennies Travel also provides sponsorship support to the Di Data Golf Pro Am, the Bidvest Golf Day and the 702 Walk the Talk Charity Walk, among the notable properties on its books.

“Our company also has an events management division which organisers events for large blue-chip companies who want professionally organised occasions, both locally and across the world,” says Howarth.

Celebrating 60 years in the South African travel industry in 2014, the company promises to deliver more than expected by its clients and shareholders; a culture driven by unleashing the talent within its people, leveraging its powerful business partnerships, and creating an environment that fosters innovation at all levels.

Offering personalised leisure travel services, consulting expertise and incentive and event programmes, HRG Rennies Travel services thousands of customers, holding approximately 30% of the corporate travel market share in South Africa, including many of South Africa’s blue chip companies.

Being at the forefront of international travel lends a certain insight, and HRG Rennies Travel has a keen eye on the latest travel trends, with a focus on providing access to information on-the-go via mobile devices in line with a growing demand by travellers in general, a support that compliments its social media presence, used to promote travel destinations and communities, and create brand awareness.

“Travel into the rest of Africa is increasing,” says Howarth, “And the need for support services for these travellers continues to grow.”

“From a corporate travel perspective, online self-service booking platforms are gaining popularity on an on-going basis as part of the corporate managed travel program, while data consolidation is becoming a critical factor, for corporate travel programmes.”

Asked for travel advice by someone planning an event, Howarth didn’t hesitate in pointing out that the success of any event lies in the detail. “Start by gathering as much information as possible about your guests; air travel seat preferences, dietary requirements, general likes and dislikes. Then move onto key components of the event like venue, accommodation, transfers, etc.”

And for festive season travellers? “Avoid disappointment by booking early – regardless of whether you are going abroad, or taking a shot left! Research your destination – the internet is a great source of information about your destination. Consider using a professional travel consultant to make complex arrangements, and be cash savvy – there’s a wide range of credit card and mobile money solutions available to avoid carrying cash.”


HRG Rennies for More Expert Advice, More Support Services, and More Experience:

Email: Personal.Travel at renniestravel dot com




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