TechInAfrica – An online travel agency, Travelcheck was launched in South Africa last week. The privately funded company offers flight and hotel bundles that can be booked online. Through its website travelcheck.co.za, customers can book any airlines and over 300,000 hotels around the world.
What makes Travelcheck is different from other similar websites is that it offers a dynamic packages feature that enables travelers to custom create holidays. There are pre-defined packages that can be booked as travelers desire recommendations.
Travelcheck’s CEO, Odette Faling spoke during the launching of the online booking website: “We are excited to launch Travelcheck in South Africa. Travelers can save up to 25% by booking flights and hotels in a bundle rather than reserving these components separately, and features such as dynamic packages will give South Africans more choices when booking travel online.”
There’s a ‘Quick Share’ feature that enables customers to share price to third-party messaging apps like WhatsApp directly from the search engine results page on the platform. Its Mix & Match feature enables travelers to book more than an airline in the same ticket. For instance, travelers can choose to fly from Cape Town to London on British Airways and return on different airlines without having to book separate segments.
As part of its offerings, Travelcheck has partnered with third parties that can be added during the online booking, such as lost luggage insurance, cancellation and refund policy, and flight ticket amendments.
As for the payments, customers can use EFT and credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club. Additionally, they can also complete their payment over the phone. Its customer service agents are available from Monday to Sunday in business hours. After-hours support is available around-the-clock to assist customers with urgent reservations.
Faling added, “Dynamic packages and bundled bookings have helped travelers in more developed markets save time and money. We’re enthusiastic about being the first to bring this technology to South Africa.”