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About the company
Travelstart is a leading online African travel company with headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in Sweden in 1999, the company today serves 15 countries across Africa and the Middle East. Specialising in cheap online flight bookings, car rental reservations as well as holiday packages, the company is fast becoming one of the continent’s most recognized travel brands. The company was again recognized as Africa’s Leading Online Travel Agency in 2016 during the prestigious 23d World Travel Awards.
Trading under the slogan “Travel Made Simple” the company is a sterling example of an African travel tech success story.
The company’s websites plug into leading global flight distribution systems such as Amadeus IT Grroup and Travelfusion for flights. The company uses CarTrawler SA for their online car hire system. The company drives revenue by means of Pay Per Click advertising, organic search rankings as well as an extensive travel affiliate network bringing them new business. The company has been active in South Africa since 2006, with its headquarters moved to Cape Town in 2010.
Travelstart Nigeria and Travelstart Kenya was launched in 2012, yet the Kenyan operation subsequently went all-digital while the company focused on consolidating its South African operations and growing its presence in a number of territories. Travelstart Turkey has subsequently gone all digital as well.
By the beginning of 2017, the company’s employee count exceeded 150 full time staff members.
Fundraising and international equity investments
The company secure a USD40 million capital investment from South African telecoms company MTN and Amadeus Capital Partners in the first quarter of 2016.
According to their CEO, the venture capital injection is enabling the company to mature its product, scale up its mobile efforts and aggressively ramp up its marketing efforts. In addition, it is also expected that the funding will be utilised to increase the company’s digital and operational footprint across Africa.
Travelstart Nigeria: Travelstart launched its Lagos based operations in 2012. To book your own Nigeria Flights or find out more about the company’s local presence and flight specials, visit www.travelstart.com.ng.
Travelstart Egypt: The company launched the Travelstart Egypt site and on the ground operations during early 2013. Their offices are based in Cairo at 24 Misr Helwan Agriculture Street, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. You can contact them on +20 2 23225333. For more information, visit www.travelstart.com.eg – NOT www.travelstart.eg.
Travelstart Kenya: Travelstart Kenya’s on the ground operations did not yield the desired traction, and the company consequently went all-digital until further notice. To find out more or book your own Kenya flights online, visit www.travelstart.co.ke.
Travelstart UAE: To find out more about the company’s official presence in the United Arab Emirates, visit www.travelstart.ae – NOT www.travelstart.com.ae – or call +20 2 25257576. They can also be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travelstart Turkey: Travelstart further ramped up its international expansion by launching in Turkey in late 2012. The company is trading as Geziko Turkey, with Gezi meaning Travel or Journey. For more information, visit www.geziko.com.
The official Travelstart International website is located at www.travelstart.com. As of the end of 2016, the company can truly be considered a pan African travel company. The company is looking at expanding even further into Africa – sites such as www.travelstart.gh, www.travelstart.rw, www.travelstart.mw, travelstart.zw travelstart.na are likely to be create in future.
Flight routes and destinations
While the company’s focus is African, their flight routes and global. Travelstart.co.za and all its other official regional websites enable you to book scheduled passenger flights wherever airlines fly – around the world, 24/7, 365. With Travelstart, you can book to fly to New York, Lagos, Dubai, London, Bangkok, San Francisco, Cairo, Nairobi, Sao Paolo, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi and a host of other international destinations within minutes.
Which airlines can I book on Travelstart SA?
The Travelstart South Africa site, as with all their other sites, enable you to book just about any passenger airline around the world. In South Africa, you can book your own flights on SAA, SA Express and Airlink, as well as Fly Mango, Kulula, British Airways, Comair and Fly Safair. You can also book air tickets on the likes of Lufthansa, Kenyan Airways, Air Rwanda, Royal Air Maroc, Emirates, Air Namibia, LATAM, TAAG Angola and EgyptAir, to name but a few.
Travelstart: Book your own flights online
Use the above flight booking form to instantly compare Travelstart flight prices and book your own air tickets online, or for more information visit www.travelstart.co.za. To book telephonically, you can also call (021) 464 4300 during office hours.