Armed with a streamlined website that promises lightning fast loading speeds and that is easy to navigate, there’s no real wonder why Travelstart is Africa’s go-to business trip and holiday-planning online travel agency.

Add to thisan app that boasts over 500 000 downloads and an impressive score of 4,3 stars out of 5, and you have a cutting edge travel agent in your pocket as well.

Effortless, Cost-Effective Flight Booking

Most users will agree that Travelstart’s primary function is helping budget-conscious travellers find the cheapest possible domestic flights within South Africa or to International destinations.

A quick input of info, including your preferred departure and return dates – or flexible options, number of travellers and your ultimate destination will result in an instant price comparison of fares from all the major airlines and low cost carriers.

The ability to filter your fare options from cheapest to fastest, number of stops to a preferred airline, price range or cabin classmeans that finding the right flight that is perfectly suited to your needs has never been simpler (or cheaper), and you’ll be pleased to know that Travelstart doesn’t stop there.

Unbeatable Holiday Packages

The online travel agency helps you to save money on flights and on your holiday / business trip with access to bespoke, all-inclusive holiday packages to both local and international hotspots. This popular portion of the website allows you to narrow your search down according to your price range, desired holiday type (i.e. romantic, adventure, family, beach), destination by continent, and preferred month of travel.

Hotels and Cars

Aside from flights and holiday packages, Travelstart also makes it possible for you to book two other important aspects of your excursion – namely, accommodation and transportation.

When booking your hotel, you’ll be able to look at a variety of affordable options depending on your destination and selected check-in and check-out dates. Once you’ve entered those details, you’ll be able to further reduce your search by selecting your price range and (if you’d like) your desired star rating.

Organising vehicle rental and transfers (via car, shuttle, train or bus) is just as effortless. Simply type in your pick-up and drop-off location, along with the specific pick-up and drop-off dates and times. From there, Travelstart will present you with a map view of the closest car rental companies along with the amount that they will charge you to rent a car in line with your preferences.

It gets easier yet comprehensive! If you hover over any of the offerings with your mouse, you’ll be given the name of the company that is offering the deal. If you’re travelling internationally and you’d like to view the amount charged in the local currency, you can do that by clicking ‘change’ next to ‘ZAR’ and working your way through the drop-down menu.

Payment Options

In an effort to ensure even greater convenience when it comes to travel planning, Travelstart offers you an array of payment options. Do an EFT, make a cash deposit at your bank or use your credit or debit card (you may also opt to pay with more than one card if you are booking more than one ticket).

For those stressing about the safety of their details when making a payment online, fear not. The Travelstart website has been protected with Thawte SGC-enabled SSL Certificates and displays the Thawte Secured Seal on all secure pages.

Once the payment has successfully gone through, a confirmation email will let you know that you are ready to start your travels – it really is as simple as that.

The Travelstart Blog

Over the years, the travel booking portal has solidified its reputation not only as Africa’s favourite online travel agent, but also as a thought-leader when it comes to travel in general. This is thanks, in large part, to the portal’s content-rich, regularly updated blog. From advice for ensuring safe, effortless globe-trotting to exciting reviews about various destinations, including popular tourist favourites and lesser-known hidden gems, Travelstart stories tell it all.

Flapp – The Handy Travelstart App

Convenience is high on the list of priorities at Travelstart and South African travellerscan download a handy app called Flapp – an on-the-go online booking service. Flapp supplies soon-to-be travellers with the same functionality as the Travelstart website, with the only difference being that it is focused solely on flight bookings.

The Bottom Line

So, what can you expect when you make use of Travelstart to plan your well-deserved, dream getaway or next business trip? As a proud affiliate partner to Travelstart, here at Domestic Flights South Africa we can tell you with all honesty that you will be getting a user-friendly, all-inclusive, ultra-convenient travel agent. In short, when it comes to travel, you can rest assured that Travelstart will always get you off to a flying start.