In the news

Most Read

  • Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko to step down
    Telkom has announced that its CEO and executive director Sipho Maseko will step down on 30 June 2022. The telecoms company said the process to appoint a successor is well underway and a designated group CEO will be announced in the not too distant future.
  • How cooking oil brought a moment of joy during a dreadful week
    It is possible that cooking oil prevented more looting in South Africa in the last week than the president, the ANC, the intelligence community, the army and the police combined. This, without question, says something about the versatility of the product. It says even more about the state of the state. When you are shown up by canola, you might want to revisit your strategy. By Howard Feldman
  • Park Advertising launches digital performance unit, Lucid Media
    Performance Media across Search, Social and Programmatic platforms is the single fastest growing area of digital media in South Africa. Combine that with the detailed analysis of campaign management, tagging and ad operations, and it becomes apparent that these highly specialist functions require a highly specialised unit.
  • Transnet hit by cyberattack - Operations disrupted nationwide
    The Transnet Port Terminals website has been hacked, implying that all companies under Transnet have been affected. All Transnet websites were down at the time when reporting was done for this SA Trucker article. The publication cited sources who requested to remain anonymous because they are not allowed to speak to the media.
  • #BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Tamsin Darroch of Kellogg's South Africa
    Few food brands have the historical connection with consumers around the world as Kellogg's does, having held meaning at the breakfast table for over a century. By Lauren Hartzenberg
  • Business unusual for small enterprises on the road to recovery
    The Covid-19 pandemic has hit South Africa's small business sector hard and there are grim statistics to bear this out. Those statistics will not be repeated here. After all, if you are a small business owner setting out on the road to recovery, the last thing you probably want is more details of the toll the pandemic has taken on small enterprises. Far more useful would be some good, solid tips on how to build back better after any business setbacks. By Ameen Hassen
Show more
Advertise on Bizcommunity

Subscribe to industry newsletters

FlySafair, Tripco partner to launch all-in-one travel package solutions

FlySafair has partnered with local travel technology company Tripco to launch FlySafair Holidays, its own travel package holiday solution. Along with flights, passengers will now be able to book a stay from a selection of handpicked places around South Africa.
©belchonock via 123RF

“As our whole industry works together toward recovery, we wanted to expand our offering to customers giving them the option to book all the elements of a local getaway in one place,” says Kirby Gordon, chief marketing officer at FlySafair.

"Our goal has always been to open the skies to more South Africans by offering flights at great value for money. With this new venture, we hope to take this one step further and provide travellers with access to more budget-friendly package options."

Curating trips, experiences

Through FlySafair Holidays, passengers can book their FlySafair flights as well as accommodation at a wide array of BnBs, guest houses, hotels and lodges throughout South Africa, facilitated by Tripco who are best known for their primary booking platform, LekkeSlaap.

While there are existing package holiday offerings from competitors, both FlySafair and Tripco hope their partnership will complement the market with competitive pricing and innovative tech. "We couldn’t have picked a better partner to help us bring this idea to life than Tripco. They have a deep understanding of destinations and travel in South Africa, while also having extensive experience in the tech space," says Gordon.

"We’re always looking for new ways to create unforgettable travel experiences through technology,” says Jonathan Womersley, executive director at Tripco.

"Our products give customers the freedom to curate their own trips, while still offering excellent customer service and support every step of the way. While we are at the leading edge of technology, we recognise the value of human interaction. That’s why our unique combination of advanced travel technology and customer service is what sets us apart in this industry."

Despite the impact Covid-19 has had on the local travel industry, both companies believe South Africans are still hungry to travel.

Driving new technologies

"We saw partnering with FlySafair as the perfect opportunity to create new travel technologies and reach new markets. The lockdown created a unique opportunity for local brands to target customers who would normally travel internationally, but have been unable to do so for a long time,” says Womersley. "FlySafair Holidays will combine the luxury feel of international travel with the best travel opportunities the local market has to offer."

"While we see this venture as an opportunity to diversify our income stream in a small way, it’s also a step towards more collaboration in the travel industry to aid its recovery," says Gordon.

Let's do Biz