Monday, 3 December 2018

5 Simple Ways to save Money on Travel


Wouldn’t it be nice to save money, but still go on an exciting, amazing getaway with your family and friends? It is possible! Here are 5 ways to keep more cash in your pocket when you are travelling:

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1. Travel during off-peak times. If possible, try and be really flexible about your travel dates. Days that are considered off-peak are as early as a week or two before the holidays and several days afterward. Also try and catch early morning or late evening flights to score the lowest rates.

2. Grab some discounts. Explore the internet and check multiple sites, air routes, airports and days and try your best to get the very best rate that you can. Some airlines will give you a discount if you are a student, senior citizen, government employee, etc.

3. Online airfare deals. If you take the time to register on different airline websites, you will receive helpful email notifications about amazing specials and discounted rates!

4. Travel packages. Did you know that travel package deals can save you a massive amount of money? Look into package deals where everything is booked together such as your hotel room and rental vehicle.

5. Skip the hotel. Hotels are expensive, staying at a local bed and breakfast or self-catering apartment can be a lot cheaper.

It would be great to travel more often without breaking the bank, try these simple tips and you could save money next time you decide to go your next vacation.

Do you need a reliable, fast shuttle service with friendly, efficient staff to take you to and from Cape Town International Airport? Contact Airport Shuttle in Cape Town today.

Friday, 23 November 2018

5 Reasons why it’s 100% worth it to Travel Alone!


It’s a scary and daunting thought to travel all alone. When you have a travel buddy or a group with you, you can go through the good times and the bad times together, however travelling alone is something you should try at least once in your life!

Here are 5 reasons why its 100% worth it to travel alone…

1. You get to make all the decisions yourself

You don’t have to stress about ruining someone else’s trip or visiting places you really don’t want to go. Selfishly decide what YOU want to do and do it – it’s a great feeling!

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2. It’s challenging, but rewarding

It’s scary at first, but taking that step outside your comfort zone and challenging yourself will make you a better, stronger person. Test your abilities and you’ll discover new exciting things about the world and about yourself!

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3. You’ll make new friends along the way

Traveling with friends or family means you always have someone to chat and laugh with, however when you travel alone you’ll almost be forced to get to know the locals. Speak up at the local pub or the hostel you’re staying at and you could create new, amazing friendships.

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4. There’s no need to look flawless

You’re alone so there is no one to compete with. If you want to dress up, then dress up, but you’ll be doing it for yourself rather than for someone else. On the other hand, if you feel comfortable wearing the same shirt for three days, no one is going to know.

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5. It’ll instil confidence and independence

One of the best reasons to travel alone is that it allows you to become confident and independent in a way that you never knew you could. Some of us find sitting in a caf√©, eating breakfast alone to be extremely uncomfortable and daunting, but once you’ve travelled alone you’ll have the confidence to handle anything that gets thrown your way.

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Whether it’s getting to do whatever you like, making new friends across the globe or just proving that you are capable – travelling alone is 100% worth it and everyone should do it at least once!

Airport Shuttle is a reliable shuttle service that will get you to and from the airport comfortably and on time! Use our easy online booking system to book  your shuttle or contact Airport Shuttle directly on +27 (0)21 551 8785 or +27 (0)82 951 3646 or info@asct.co.za if you prefer personal contact.

Friday, 2 November 2018

15 Tips on how to Beat the Heat in Cape Town this Summer


When your ice cream starts to melt profusely before you even have your first lick, you know it’s hot! 

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This could be the hottest summer in South Africa, so it’s best to know these 15 tips on how to keep cool during the heatwaves…

>> Fill up a spray bottle with water and spray away the heat – use your main pulse points (inner elbows, behind ears and knees) to cool yourself down.

>> If you don’t have an aircon, DIY your own! Fill up a pan with ice, aim a fan at it and sit in front of it.

>> While the sun is out make sure to close your curtains or blinds – if the air is hotter outside, rather close your windows too.

>> Stay out of the direct sun as much as possible.

>> If you are going to be in the sun, always wear sunblock with a high SPF, anything over 50 is good.

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>> Fill a bucket or two with cold water and soak your feet, otherwise take a cool shower or bath.

>> Keep yourself continuously hydrated – keep a close eye on your children and other family members and ensure they are also well hydrated.

>> Avoid drinking caffeine and alcoholic beverages, these will only dehydrate you more!

>> If possible, rather head downstairs and avoid the upper stories since hot air always rises.

>> Switch off your lights and appliances, such as your computer, when you are at home – they can raise the temperature indoors.

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>> Steer clear of massive meals and protein-rich foods, they only increase the metabolic heat and warm your body up.

>> Try to rather eat fresh foods that do not require you to use the oven or stove.

>> Wear loose fitting clothes in light colours, darker colours can absorb more heat.

>> Get physical by having an early morning swim or do some yoga – do not attempt rigorous physical activities such as cycling, hiking or jogging.

>> Don’t forget your furry friends! Ensure they always have plenty of water and a cool place to relax.

Heatwaves aren’t surprising during the summer months, however it helps to know how to take care of yourself and others.

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Do you need a reliable, affordable shuttle service in Cape Town or Durban? Feel free to contact Airport Shuttle today and book your shuttle with our easy online booking system, contact us directly on +27 (0)21 551 8785 or +27 (0)82 951 3646 or info@asct.co.za if you prefer personal contact in making your booking.

Friday, 26 October 2018

5 Easy Tips to make your Flight suck less!


Imagine you’re going on an amazing holiday trip abroad, but the only thing standing in your way is the long plane ride ahead. Do you want to survive your flight? Of course you do - flying can really suck at times! 

Use these 5 easy tips to make your flight less painful, after all you don’t want to arrive at your destination in a bad mood.

Tip No.1) Do your research and book a good airline, cheaper isn’t always better! In my opinion if you’re going to be on a long flight, it’s better to pay more and be comfortable.

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Tip No.2) If you hate listening to other peoples conversations, babies crying and the planes loud engine - bring headphones with you! You can listen to music or watch a movie to cancel out the noise and keep yourself entertained.

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Tip No.3) Sleeping on a plane can be very uncomfortable, so make sure to fasten your seat belt over your blankets so the flight attendants don’t wake you up to check if you’re strapped in. If you can buy a neck pillow, it can help to reduce head and neck ache. 

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Tip No.4) Food can be very expensive to buy on a plane, and most of it isn’t very tasty, rather make sure to pack yourself a few healthy snacks for your flight. Read about our 8 Genius In-Flight Dining Hacks.

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Tip No.5) Occasionally get up and walk around the plane, it’s good for blood flow and can help kill a lot of time.

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The golden rule to enjoy your flight is to be positive and polite, don’t get upset with the flight attendants and always be polite to your fellow travelers, thinking positive thoughts can really make you feel better and improve your trip.

Airport Shuttle is a reliable, affordable shuttle service that can get you to and from the airport comfortably and on time! Use our easy online booking system to book your flight today, otherwise contact us directly on +27 (0)21 551 8785 or +27 (0)82 951 3646 or info@asct.co.za if you prefer personal contact in making your booking.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Don’t get ripped off by an Airport Transfer Service!

You may be thinking that all airport transfer services are reliable, affordable and professional, but you’ll wrong! It can happen to anyone, especially travellers who are foreign - be careful, you could get ripped off completely!

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Local transportation is one of the easiest ways to get ripped off. Do not spend your precious time and money negotiating a fair deal with your airport transfer driver; you’ll end up spending much more than you need to and much more than you intended. Your best bet when it comes to a fair price from a local business is Airport Shuttle in the Cape Town and Durban area.

Airport Shuttle is the airport transfer company that can help you out when you need an affordable ride. Avoid all the frustration and don’t burn a hole in your pocket! We offer convenient, affordable, comfortable, stress-free transportation to and from the airport. Visit the Airport Shuttle website, book and pay online and you won’t have to ruin your trip before you even have time to enjoy yourself.

Don’t spoil your trip by getting ripped off by an unreliable airport transfer service, where the unprofessional driver takes all your cash. It shouldn’t be the fact of, you as the traveller, flashing a smile to the driver, being completely polite and then trying to agree on the price before you start driving.

NO. These may be the steps you’ve always known; however, do you really want to pay that price for your airport transfer to take you just a few kilometres down the road to your hotel? Don’t get fooled into a crazy-high, inflated price – Airport Shuttle tells you the EXACT amount for your airport transfer immediately when you book online, depending on how far you are going and what vehicle you choose.

Travellers get ripped off on a regular basis – don’t be the next victim – book online with Airport Shuttle today!

Friday, 28 September 2018

Here's Why Airport Shuttle is the Best Transport Option in Cape Town!

Most people who live in Cape Town or who have travelled to the Mother City before will agree that finding the right transportation that fits the job can bring up some problems.


But, does it really offer problems or have you just not been looking at the correct transport options?

Most traditional airport transfer shuttles will make their profits by planning multiple stops and picking up multiple passengers. Airport Shuttle in Cape Town offers airport transfer services on a pre-booked and private basis, meaning that Airport Shuttle drivers will NEVER pick up any other customers or drop them off along the way!

Using an airport transfer service such as Airport Shuttle means that your trip, whether it is to or from Cape Town International Airport will be safe, comfortable and you will arrive exactly on time. Airport Shuttle operates everyday throughout the entire year, all vehicles are safe, reliable, discreet and unbranded AND the professional, licensed drivers offer a trustworthy ride to your destination.

An additional transport option in Cape Town that is both efficient an easy to use and find is the MyCiTi transport network. While the MyCiTi bushes are a cheap way to get around the Mother City, they do not reach all the destinations and cannot take you exactly to the doorstep of your destination the same way an airport transfer vehicle could. 

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The MyCiTi transportation service continues to improve and reach more destinations; however, it does not reach some of the best tourist destinations in and around Cape Town.

Uber is another transportation service that is widely popular and used by many people on a regular basis. However using Uber can sometimes feel like you are paying an arm and a leg, plus late pick-ups and drivers who choose to take longer alternative routes are occurrences that you’ll probably experience.

Do not waste your time and money on a transport experience that is not up to your standards when you could pay a similar price for a professional airport transfer service. If you choose Airport Shuttle in Cape Town or Durban, you’ll have full usage of our easy-to-use online booking service, where you can book your airport transfer with a professionally licensed driver that will get you where you need to be comfortably and on time.

Be aware that using a minibus taxi to transport you in and around the Mother City is at your own risk! Although these taxis are a part of the South African experience, they are a bit of a shock to tourists who are not familiar with how they work and how recklessly they drive.

Most minibus taxis will look like they have been through the wars and it’s not a surprise when you look at how they drive. Drivers often make up their own traffic laws, speed in and out of traffic, drive through red traffic lights and at peak hours their vehicles will be full of as many people as possible.

Although using a minibus taxi to get around the city of Cape Town isn’t expensive at all, tourists or people who are claustrophobic or nervous should probably opt for another form of transportation. If you’d prefer your ride to your destination not to involve more than 5 near-death experiences then it is best to choose another, safer option. 

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Airport Shuttle in Cape Town and Durban offers reliable airport transfer services that ensure you make it to and from the airport in a comfortable, reliable and completely safe manner!

Book your airport transfer service with Airport Shuttle in Cape Town today – call +27 (0)21 551 8785 | +27 (0)82 951 3646 email info@asct.co.za or visit the Airport Shuttle Cape Town website here www.airportshuttlecapetown.co.za

Friday, 21 September 2018

Be Aware of these 3 Airport Scams!


It is a regular thing to hear stories as well as warnings about travel scams that take advantage of first time travellers and even experienced travellers. As a traveller, you need to be prepared and aware of what could lie ahead of you when you start your trip…

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Airport Shuttle offers reliable, safe and comfortable airport transfer services in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Local transportation is one of the most popular ways to get ripped off – book your airport transfer with Airport Shuttle to avoid becoming the next victim.

Here are 3 airport scams you need to be aware of!

> Taxi Scam

There is always a taxi or airport transfer scam waiting for you at the Airport! Some airport shuttles that wait at the airport for passengers are in fact unlicensed and some will fool you into paying an insane, inflated price that will burn a hole in your pocket. These airport transfer scammers will do anything to take you for granted, even taking you on a longer route to your destination. 

These scams can happen anywhere, whether you’re in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban – do not put yourself at risk of financial loss or in a dangerous situation, book your airport transfer with Airport Shuttle today and you will get to your destination safely and at an affordable price.

> Overweight Luggage

This scam does not apply to all airports; however it is known to happen at a few of the less popular ones. Employees working at the airport, like the counter attendants who weigh your luggage, will fail to reset the scale before you put your luggage on and you’ll end up being over-charged for overweight luggage.

> Free Wi-Fi

Cyber criminals are always looking for easy ways to scam unknowing victims, and this is especially easy at the airport where internet users are always looking for a free Wi-Fi connection. Often hackers will set up a FREE Wi-Fi hotspot and once you connect to it, your private data and information will be stolen! Always be sure to switch off any automatic connections and do not connect to any hotspots that aren’t 100% safe and secure.

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