Travelstart Deals, Specials & Catalogues
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
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) October 22, 2020
Holiday in #CapeTown? Absolutely! ✈️ 🏖
Book your dream #vacation for less with R300 off selected domestic #flights to Cape Town. Use promo code: LoveCPT300
Hurry, this offer ends at midnight. T&Cs apply.
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) October 16, 2020
— 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
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) November 2, 2020
An often underrated and affordable #holiday destination, the #EasternCape is truly special. Spend a few days lazing on its caramel beaches or road trip through its national parks.
Take advantage of these #accommodation deals.
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) October 17, 2020
Craving a local getaway? Here’s your chance to WIN a R2,000 accommodation voucher to any of our hotels or lodges within South Africa.
Simply tell us: Where you will go after lockdown?
— Travelstart.co.za (@Travelstart) June 21, 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.