Desert Adventures in Dubai

Rising up out of the desert, the glittering oasis of Dubai is home to the world’s tallest building, fantastical man-made islands and lavish 5-star hotels. It is a shoppers’ paradise, playground to the rich and one of the most visited cities in the world. Recently … Continued

India Chronicles 5 – "Slum dogs" and Millionaires

India Chronicles 5 – "Slum dogs" and Millionaires

  The wealthiest and most populous city of India straddles 7 islands on the west coast of India. From its humble beginnings as fishing colonies Mumbai represents both the past and future of India, if not perhaps the world. More than 20 million bodies call … Continued

India Chronicles 4 – In the Steps of Pi

India Chronicles 4 – In the Steps of Pi

  Following in the footsteps of Piscine Molitor Patel – of The Life of Pi fame, Puducherry became a pilgrimage of the novel type. Tucked away in the basement of a large retail complex on frenetic Nehru Road we were able to locate the Indian … Continued

India Chronicles 3 – 24 hours in Kanyakumari

India Chronicles 3 – 24 hours in Kanyakumari

  Kanyakumari was on our 24-hour transit stop, between disembarking from the North-South train and catching the South-East train the following day. The expansive State of Tamil Naidu stretches out to the North East, boasting a landscape unique to India. Some of India’s most popular … Continued

India Chronicles 2 – The Malabar Coast

India Chronicles 2 – The Malabar Coast

  Leaving Mantra Surf Club in Mulki at 5 am was just one of many early starts on this passage through South India. Travelling by public transport through India is gruelling but rewarding. It requires time and patience.   The still spicy early mornings are … Continued

Learning the Art of Om

Learning the Art of Om

The “Om” symbol – is a mantra and mystical Sanskrit sound of Hindu origin. Revered in mediation, yoga and at prayers. This symbol has also been popularised by the Goa hippie tie-die scene, printed on t-shirts and all sorts of textiles.   Goa afforded us … Continued

Bamboo Babylon Bliss

Bamboo Babylon Bliss

  Eastern China may not be the most obvious destination to spring to mind when planning an event from South Africa, but as Giltedge Incentives’ very own intrepid traveller, Angela discovered first hand, step away from the chaotic, congested city of Hangzhou and a sublime … Continued

Incentive Travel – Magical Malta

Incentive Travel – Magical Malta

  The sun is slowly heading across the western horizon – however the air temperature is still stuck in the middle 30’s. Imagine Beaufort West on Christmas Day – it is hot!   The journey across the Dark Continent to Dubai was smooth and everyone … Continued

Mombasa – The East African Costal Paradise

Katie a dedicated Giltedge Globe Trotter recently jetted off to the East African coastal paradise of Kenya. Mission: to explore this exotic holiday mecca as guest of 1Time Airlines and Plan Hotels.   1Time Airlines currently operate 2 weekly flights –on Tuesdays and Fridays between … Continued

Incentive Travel during an economic crisis

Incentive Travel during an economic crisis

Travel budgets are being cut, hotel rooms are heavily discounted, and now SAA are pulling the plug on their London to Cape Town flights.  The tourism industry is still gripped by the global economic crisis and the light at the end of the tunnel remains … Continued