XL Sandown Travel Kopanang has received Level 1 BEE accreditation from the South African National Accreditation System (Sanas).

The accreditation was run on the revised Codes of Good practice, and reflects the holistic focus that Sandown Travel Kopanang imparts on empowerment.

Successfully servicing the corporate travel market, the Sandown Travel Group has been consistently delivering innovation and professionalism for over 45 years in South Africa. As a founding member of the XL Travel Group and global member of ATG international, it has positioned itself to access and to launch successful and relevant innovations, responding to and anticipating clients’ needs.

“We have embedded a transformational and empowerment-based policy at the core of our operations for years, “says Nicola Brescia, operations director at Sandown Travel. “It is part and parcel of our strategic priorities, as we do not consider empowerment a ‘nice to have,’ but rather an essential requirement of an enterprise needing to stay in touch and understand the needs of the market and its place in the growth and development of our environment.”

Brescia adds that doing business is more than affecting a bottom line. “It is affecting the lives of our employees, their families and our clients,” she says. “When you do that successfully, growth will come naturally. The service industry necessitates a mind-set borne out of empathy, of which an outcome is the provision of empowerment”.

Xl Sandown Travel Kopanang has made its mark by a comprehensive offering encompassing corporate travel, group and MICE specialist services, VIP and travel concierge offering, travel data management and duty of care, On-line booking tools, in house VISA and Forex provision effectively providing a one stop solution for small, medium and large corporations.