You’ve booked the meetings, scheduled the time, and you’re heading to the big city of gold. It’s exciting because you’re presenting that next big idea but the expense of visiting Johannesburg is making quite a dent in your expense account. Here’s the good news – that business trip to Gauteng no longer needs to be expensive. We’re here to help with these tips and tricks for your next trip.
Subscribe and Save
Many of our domestic airlines are constantly innovating to try and attract more people on to their airplanes. One of the most popular ways that they grab our attention is through flash sales or seasonal price adjustments. While you may want to cut down on the number of email newsletters you subscribe to, don’t ditch the ones from airlines, because that’s the best way to hear about online ticket sales.
If you can, book your flights well in advance too, or schedule meetings around time periods where you know you’ll be flying to Johannesburg for business. You could save a pocketful and more, just by staying subscribed to those newsletters.
Take the backseat
If you’ll be in and out of the city quickly, there may be no need to hire a car. Thanks to Uber, you can get to where you need to be in Johannesburg using just your phone. The simplicity of Uber is its greatest asset, making it easy for you to hail a driver and get to your next meeting without having to navigate traffic or try to figure out which off-ramp is the right one for you on the freeway. With Uber, you’ll never be lost or left wondering exactly which road the GPS was referring to when the strange voice instructed you to “head north”.
Innovation in Transportation
The best thing to come out of South Africa’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2010 is, indisputably, the Gautrain. While the Gautrain set out to make transportation in Johannesburg easier for World Cup attendees, it has gone on to become an integral part of commuting within the region, making it even easier to get where you need to go. With Gautrain stations located at key points throughout Johannesburg and surrounding regions, the addition of rapid rail to the public transport system has had incredible benefits to both commuters and the city at large.
You’ll find a Gautrain station at Centurion, Hatfield, Marlboro, Midrand, Rhodesfield, Rosebank, Sandton and, of course, right outside O.R. Tambo International Airport. Don’t forget to download the Gautrain mobile application so you’ll know when the next Gautrain is ready for you to hop on.
Accommodation in Johannesburg
You saved money on your business trip to Johannesburg, by booking that flight on sale and hailing an Uber or hopping on the Gautrain instead of renting a car… Need a little help with the hotel bill too? City Lodge Hotel Group’s hotels in Johannesburg are exactly where you need them to be – close to the action!