This section arranges accommodation for Members during sittings or while they are away on official business. The Travel Desk is also responsible for making official flight bookings. When a Member has to travel by air on official business, an authorised request for flight arrangements must be forwarded to the Travel Desk from the Office requiring a flight booking, or the Office of the Speaker if it is an official invitation or the Committee Secretary if the business is committee related. Members and their registered dependents get 24 free single trips per year for their own use within the Republic of South Africa. The Travel Desk is also responsible for arranging overseas trips for Members.