Travelstart Deals, Specials & Catalogues
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) July 27, 2021
Fly smart with SA’s first flexible airline. Wave goodbye to #airline penalties if you need to change your #flight, and get 100% of your ticket refunded to your Lift Wallet if you have to cancel. Hurry, sale ends Friday! ✈️ T&Cs apply.
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) May 17, 2021
Mother’s Day is almost here! Travelstart, UCOOK, Poetry, ORMS and SKOON have come up with a way for you to spoil your mum this year. Enter and stand a chance to win a grand prize worth R100,000.
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) April 29, 2021
Now here’s a deal to really #lift your mood. One-way #flights to #Joburg or #CapeTown from only R659.
Plus, you get 23kg luggage, flexible date changes and automatic refunds to your Lift Wallet should you need to cancel.
Have you booked yet?
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) April 6, 2021
2 nights at Marataba Safari Lodge
Flights, transfers + meals
12 month membership to JEFF Life for you + a partner
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) March 18, 2021
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) February 25, 2021
More bang for less money? Yes please! Don’t miss complimentary 20kg checked luggage plus great flight deals to East London and more from R649. Get this deal before it is gone! T&Cs apply.
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) February 8, 2021
Here’s a deal to brighten your Janu-worry! Book discounted one-way #flights to #CapeTown, #Durban and #PE for travel until 31 August 2021. Book with confidence with a free date or destination change. Hurry, deals expire 25 January!
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) January 22, 2021
How about a getaway before the festive season kicks in? Book an all-inclusive 7-night stay in #Zanzibar, including flights, accommodation, daily meals + 10% off a PADI diving course. Valid 1 – 22 December 2020.
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) November 28, 2020
Book flights to top cities in Europe with @turkishairlines. Economy Class passengers get 40kg of baggage, 50kg for Business Class passengers. Joburg flights Weds, Fri, Sat, Sun. Cape Town flights Weds, Fri, Sat. Sale ends 22 Aug!
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) August 16, 2021
Book one-way and return flights to #Paris, #Amsterdam, #Athens and more from only R5,479. Fly in style with @KLM and enjoy R300 off your flight. Until Sunday only!
*Please select the baggage option on your booking.
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) July 6, 2021
Everyone’s a winner with our Winter Win-Win Sale! Bag exclusive deals on #flights, local #accommodation and #holidaypackages for 1 week only. Don’t be left out in the cold, book these deals before they sell out.
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) June 23, 2021
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) June 4, 2021
Namibia is calling honeymooners, holidaymakers and everyone in between. Book a one-way or return flight from only R1,659 and get 20kg free checked baggage.
Is #Sossusvlei or #Swakopmund on your bucket list? Now’s the time to go!
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) May 10, 2021
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) March 31, 2021
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) March 24, 2021
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) March 16, 2021
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) February 10, 2021
Get set to save on the biggest #travel sale of the year! We’ve got jaw-dropping deals on #flights, #hotels & #holidaypackages. Make sure your PC or mobile device is set to receive notifications on our deals throughout the day.
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) November 23, 2020
An online travel company that started in Sweden and relocated to South Africa.
Travelstart is an online travel agency founded by Stephan Ekbergh in 1999. When he first started operating, Stephan worked from a coffee shop in his hometown of Malmö, Sweden. A few years after starting his business, Stephan travelled to Cape Town on holiday. While there, he met with a group of contacts who worked travel industry to get an idea of the state of online travel bookings in the country. He discovered that, while local agencies were consolidating into bigger groups, very few were considering online as a channel. Attracted by the potential of the market, Stephan moved to Cape Town in 2004 and sold Travelstart Nordic to another company – eTRAVELi. He started afresh with Travelstart South Africa in 2006. The company started off selling flight tickets, partnering with the new, low-cost airlines, who were more receptive to the idea of online bookings than the more established carriers. In the early days, Travelstart managed to drive traffic to its site through the use of an affiliate network and basic email marketing.
Travelstart has grown from a one-man operation to employing over 200 staff members today. It’s the biggest online travel agency in Africa and is active in 15 countries on the continent as well as in the Middle East. Travelstart’s services have extended beyond flights. The company now offers hotel bookings, vacation packages, and car rental. In early 2016, Travelstart secured $40-million in funding from MTN and Amadeus Capital Partners, which would be used to further the company’s expansion into other markets.
Before launching Travelstart, Stephan Ekbergh had started Sweden’s first ever online travel agency called Mr Jet in 1995.