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A 36-year-old man was expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Monday for allegedly stealing a vehicle from a car rental company at OR Tambo International Airport, Gauteng police said.
The man was arrested on Thursday after he falsely reported to police that the car he rented was hijacked on Thursday, said police spokesman Colonel Vishnu Naidoo.
”The suspect opened a false hijacking case at the Tembisa police station. The vehicle company became suspicious of the hijacking claims when they failed to find him at Tembisa, where he was supposed to have met a representative of the company. Furthermore, his phone ‘stopped working’ and they could no longer locate him,” Naidoo said.
A police task team investigating syndicates operating at the airport and a vehicle tracking company tracked down the vehicle to a mall parking lot in Gezina, Pretoria. It was found without number plates and licence disc.
”Unaware that the police were lying low within the vehicle’s vicinity, a man approached the vehicle and just as he opened it, he was surrounded by police officers. He was then identified as the same man who rented the car,” said Naidoo.
”Over and above the charges of theft and perjury, the man will also face several counts of fraud after police found three identity documents and four drivers’ licences with different names but bearing his photo at his place of residence, not far from where the vehicle was found. Four credit cards with different names were also found.”
In March, police arrested another man for stealing a rental vehicle.
Prince Maluleke, 30, had rented a Toyota Corolla and failed to return it to the company.
Naidoo said Maluleke was arrested in March and granted R5,000 bail.
Maluleke, of New Eersterus in Hammanskraal outside of Pretoria, allegedly provided car rental staff with a false residential address to rent a vehicle for eight days in March.
“When the company realised that the return date had lapsed, they alerted the police. Maluleke was arrested at his home after police recovered the Toyota Corolla at a parking lot with false number plates in Pretoria on May 26,” Naidoo said.
“Michael Thage, who allegedly bought the stolen vehicle from Maluleke, was also arrested and granted R5,000 bail. Both will appear together in court on Tuesday.”
News Source : http://www.enca.com
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Get great weekend car rental offers with AVIS starting from R176* per day. Given below is a list of AVIS weekend car rental offers for you to enjoy:
George R176* per day for weekend rentals between 18 – 31 May 2015
Mpumalanga R176* per day for weekend rentals between 11 – 24 May 2015
Free State R180* per day for weekend rentals between 18 – 31 May 2015
Western Cape R185* per day for weekend rentals between 11 – 24 May 2015
*Note that Weekend rates differ from region to region and are date specific. The above rates are applicable for prepaid rentals over weekends on a Group A vehicle on the standard waiver option and exclude the rental contract fee of R69.00 (once off). Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Weekend Car Rental Terms
Avis Car Rental weekend rates are valid from a Thursday 12h00 to Monday 23h59 in all regions. A minimum 2 day rental is required and rentals do not include Saturday & Sunday. And no additional drivers will be permitted on weekend rentals except for direct family members.
1. 200 km’s free per day
3. Selected Cover Collision Damage and Theft Loss Waivers.
4. 1% Tourism Levy
5. Rental Contract Fee
6. Location Surcharge
For detailed information visit AVIS official website
Travvy Award winners were announced at a Gala banquet at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. These awards were created to honour the best of the best in all categories of travel, including cruises, tours, travel agencies, travel insurance, hotels and resorts, car rentals, airlines and more. South Africa got three awards in different categories: 1. “Sun International Table Bay Hotel” for the categoty of Best City Hotel Africa & Middle East. 2. “South African Tourism” for the category of Best Country Tourism Bureau Africa & Middle East. 3. “Sthu Zungu“, South African Tourism North America for the category of Most Innovative Africa & Middle East Tourism Executive.
Know the full list of 2015 Travvy Award winners :
Best Cruise Line Contemporary:- Royal Caribbean International
Best Cruise Line Premium:- Celebrity Cruises
Best Cruise Line Luxury:- Regent Seven Seas
Best Cruise Line Overall:- Royal Caribbean International
Best River Cruise Line:- AmaWaterways
Best Cruise Ship Contemporary:- Norwegian Getaway
Best Cruise Ship Premium:- Celebrity Reflection
Best Cruise Ship Luxury:- Seven Seas Mariner
Best Cruise Ship Overall:- Allure of the Seas
Best River Cruise Ship:- AmaSonata
TOUR OPERATORS & WHOLESALERS
Best Escorted Tour Operator Africa & Middle East:- Abercrombie & Kent USA
Best Escorted Tour Operator Europe:- Trafalgar
Best Escorted Tour Operator Mexico & Latin America:- Trafalgar
Best Escorted Tour Operator Pacific Asia:- SITA World Tours
Best Escorted Tour Operator US and Canada:- Collette
Best Tour Operator Adventure Travel:- G Adventures
Best Tour Operator Caribbean:- MLT Vacations
Best Escorted Tour Operator Overall:- Abercrombie & Kent USA
Best Vacation Packager Caribbean:- Travel Impressions
Best Vacation Packager Europe:- Europe Express
Best Vacation Packager Mexico & Latin America:- Apple Vacations
Best Vacation Packager Pacific Asia:- Down Under Answers
Best Vacation Packager US& Canada:- MLT Vacations
Best Vacation Packager Overall:- Travel Impressions
HOTELS & RESORTS
Best Hotel&Resort Chain Overall:- Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Best Hotel Chain Luxury:- Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Best Hotel Chain MidMarket:- Barcelo Hotels & Resorts
Best AllInclusive Resort Chain:- Sandals Resorts International
Best City Hotel Africa & Middle East:- Sun International – Table Bay Hotel
Best City Hotel Asia:- W Hong Kong
Best City Hotel Europe:- Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris
Best City Hotel Mexico & Latin America:- St. Regis Mexico City
Best City Hotel US &Canada:- St. Regis New York
Best Resort Asia:- Club Med Bali
Best Resort Caribbean:- Sandals La Source
Best Resort Mexico & Latin America:- Zoetry Paraiso
Best Resort US & Canada:- Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Best Car Rental Company Domestic:- Enterprise Holdings
Best Car Rental Company International:- Hertz
Best Country Tourism Bureau Africa & Middle East:- South Africa Tourism
Best Country Tourism Bureau Europe:- Visit Britain
Best Country Tourism Bureau Pacific Asia:- Tahiti Tourisme
Best US City CVB:- Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Best US State Tourism Bureau:- Colorado Tourism
Best Foreign Airline:- Air Tahiti Nui
TRAVEL AGENCIES & TRAVEL AGENCY GROUPS
Best Travel Agency Group (Consortium, Coop or Network):- Vacation.com
Best Retail Travel Agency:- Tzell Travel Group
Best Host Travel Agency:- Avoya Travel
Best Rail Travel Company:- Rail Europe
Best Train Experience Worldwide:- Rocky Mountaineer
Best Travel Insurance Provider:- AIG Travel Guard
Best Travel Technology Provider:- VAX VacationAccess
Most Innovative Africa & Middle East Tourism Executive:- Sthu Zungu, South African Tourism North America
Most Innovative All Inclusive Resort Executive :- Gordon “Butch” Stewart
Most Innovative Car Rental Executive :- Greg Stubblefield, Enterprise Holdings
Most Innovative Consortia or Agency Group Leader :- John Lovell, Vacation.com/Travel Leaders Group
Most Innovative Cruise Executive:- Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian
Most Innovative Escorted Tour or FIT Executive:- Kensington Tours Team of Global Destination Experts
Most Innovative Europe Tourism Executive:- Carl Walsh, Visit Britain
Most Innovative Host Agency Leader:- Brad and Van Anderson, Avoya Travel
Most Innovative Hotels Executive:- Chris Austin, Starwood
Most Innovative Rail Travel Executive:- Randy Powell, Rocky Mountaineer
Most Innovative River Cruise Executive:- Rudi Schreiner, AmaWaterways
Most Innovative Travel Agent:- Tammy Levent, Elite Travel
Most Innovative Travel Insurance Executive:- Ellison Scudder, AIG Travel Guard
Most Innovative Vacation Wholesale Executive:- Jeff Adam, Down Under Answers
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A holiday trip in South Africa by rental car presents a unique experience to the travelers. Its a great way to explore the beautiful places of the country in your own style and pace. While renting a car, you can hire a driver as well or even drive itself easily as the traffic is well organized and the roads are western European standard.
While driving in south Africa, there are some tips for holiday travelers : always drive on the left side. In South Africa, a self-drive holiday can only be possible if you follow the driving rules carefully. Almost all car rental companies provide rental services at all major airports and cities. So You can pick your rental car at one center of branch and then drop it off at different center of that branch. Always go for a local rental company to book a car. Because local rental companies provide low priced car rental deals as compared to other global and big companies. Take all important benefits from a rental company like Collision damage waiver (CDW), theft protection, any discount coupons, Airport fees, Liability coverage, free cancellation etc. and if you want to visit neighbouring countries through the border with a rental car, then you will have to inform about this at the time of booking. For discounted car rental deals in South Africa, you can visit Southafricacarrentals.net
South Africa offers beautiful landscapes, national parks and private reserves. It also possesses excellent infrastructure and a temperate climate. Big reasons are there to visit this beautiful country.
1. Kruger National Park : It is one of the most renowned and oldest parks in the world. Great place for animal lovers and for safari lovers.
2. Table Mountain : Amazing place to visit and enjoy in Cape Town. Know more
3. Robben Island : It’s a beautiful island in Table Bay. Just 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town.
4. Cape of Good Hope : Worth visiting place in South Africa. Its a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula.
5. Garden Route : Its a 800 km long stretch of forested, coastal area between Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth. Its just a few hours drive from Cape Town. Its a beautiful place to visit.
6. Two Oceans Aquarium : It is one of the finest aquariums in the world. This aquarium is located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, Western Cape.
7. Cape Winelands : Great place for wine lovers. Just a 30 minutes drive from Cape Town, you will be there.
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