Travelstart’s Competitors, Revenue, Number of Employees, Funding, Acquisitions & News

Travelstart is an online platform that allows users to find and book for flights, hotels and car rides. Read more

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Founder & CEO

Stephan Ekbergh

CEO Approval Rating

75/100

Founded:

1999

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Wakanow has been one of Travelstart's top competitors. Wakanow is a Private company that was founded in 2008 in Lagos, Lagos. Wakanow operates in the Tour Operators industry. Compared to Travelstart, Wakanow has 200 more employees.

FlightSite is seen as one of Travelstart's biggest rivals. FlightSite is a Private company that was founded in , in 2009. FlightSite is in the Travel Agency industry. FlightSite has 300 fewer employees vs. Travelstart.

Cheapflights is perceived as one of Travelstart's biggest rivals. Cheapflights was founded in Boston, Massachusetts} in 1996. Cheapflights competes in the Travel Agency industry. Compared to Travelstart, Cheapflights generates $110.8M more revenue.

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Acquisitions

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Dec 2019

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Club Travel Group

Jun 2019

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undisclosed
Club Travel Group is a provider of leisure, executive and corporate travel management services.
Satisfly

Jan 2015

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undisclosed
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These are all the companies that Travelstart has acquired. Travelstart has acquired 3 companies and its latest acquisition was in Dec 2019.

Travelstart Funding History

$40M

Since Travelstart was founded in 1999, it has participated in 2 rounds of funding. In total Travelstart has raised $40.0M. Travelstart's last funding round was on May 2019 for a total of $0

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May 2019
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HarbourVest Partners

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$40M

Total Funding: $40M

Since Travelstart was founded in 1999, it has participated in 2 rounds of funding. In total Travelstart has raised $40.0M. Travelstart's last funding round was on May 2019 for a total of $0

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No recent investments found related to Travelstart

Travelstart News

December 11, 2019WIT

Travelstart takes over management of Jumia Travel's operations across Africa

News Roundup: South African OTA Travelstart's... See more »
December 11, 2019Travolution

Travelstart agrees commercial deal with African booking portal Jumia Travel

OTA Travelstart has agreed a distribution and commercial deal with Jumia Travel to power the latter’s... See more »
December 10, 2019traveldailynews

Travelstart to power Jumia Travel across Africa

Travelstart has entered into a distribution and commercial agreement with Jumia Travel to power the l... See more »
December 9, 2019RIPPLES NIGERIA

Again, JUMIA shrinks as Jumia Travel sold to Travelstart

Online booking platform, Travelstart, has reportedly acquired Jumia Travel, a subsidiary company of J... See more »
December 9, 2019TechMoran

TravelStart takes over Jumia Travel across Africa as Jumia shuts down in Rwanda

TravelStart, a Cape Town-based online travel agency, is taking over the entire operations of Jumia Tr... See more »
December 4, 2019THISDAY

Travelstart Awarded 'Best Online Travel Agency'

Africa's largest online travel agency, Travelstart, has been awarded the "Best Online Travel Agency" ... See more »
November 21, 2019WIT

Travelstart launches online bus booking platform

Travelstart.co.za has launched a new online bus... See more »

Travelstart Blogs

August 4, 2020Travelstart Blog

#TravelstartersWhoTravel: Yes, It Is Safe to Fly!

While many of you may be itching to jet off somewhere far far away and melt away your lockdown blues,... See more »
July 24, 2020Travelstart Blog

10 Secluded Beaches in South Africa to Escape the Crowds

[Updated July 2020] Following hot on the heels of our article on the 20 best beaches in South Africa,... See more »
July 22, 2020Travelstart Blog

Pocket-Friendly Things to Do in Port Elizabeth

[Updated July 2020] South Africa’s friendliest city is also its most underrated. Port Elizabeth is a ... See more »
July 15, 2020Travelstart Blog

Get Closer to the Bush with These Safari Accommodation Options

[Updated July 2020] Spending a holiday in the bush is a favourite pastime for every South African, bu... See more »
July 9, 2020Travelstart Blog

18 Fun Things to Do Along the North Coast, KZN

[Updated July 2020] The north coast of KwaZulu-Natal is mild, sunny and dry in winter and sub-tropica... See more »
July 7, 2020Travelstart Blog

Top Experiences to Have in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

If you haven’t yet visited iSimangaliso Wetland Park, you have sure been missing out. The park spans ... See more »
June 23, 2020Travelstart Blog

17 Fun and Affordable Things to Do in Bloemfontein

[Updated June 2020] The city of roses and cheetahs (the Sesotho name for the city honours the big cat... See more »

Travelstart Press Releases

February 3, 2016Business Wire

Travelstart Raises $US40 Million to Extend Market Leadership and Capture Africa's Fast Growing Multibillion Dollar Online Travel Market

CAPE TOWN, South Africa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Travelstart announces a US$40m investment from global techn... See more »

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Longkloof Studios Block B, Darters Roads

Cape Town, Western Cape8001

27-21-468-4300

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Travelstart is an online platform that allows users to find and book for flights, hotels and car rides. Travelstart was founded in 1999. Travelstart's headquarters is located in Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA 8001. It has raised 40.0M in 2 rounds. The la...

CEO

Travelstart's Founder & CEO, Stephan Ekbergh, currently has an approval rating of 75%. Travelstart's primary competitors are Wakanow, FlightSite & Cheapflights.

Website

travelstart.co.za

Frequently Asked Questions about Travelstart

  1. When was Travelstart founded?

    Travelstart was founded in 1999
  2. Who is Travelstart's CEO?

    Travelstart's CEO is Stephan Ekbergh
  3. How much revenue does Travelstart generate?

    Travelstart generates $25M in revenue
  4. How much funding does Travelstart have?

    Travelstart has historically raised $40M in funding
  1. Where is Travelstart's headquarters?

    Travelstart's headquarters is in Cape Town Western Cape, ZA
  2. How many employees does Travelstart have?

    Travelstart has 400 employees
  3. What sector does Travelstart operate in?

    Travelstart is in Application Software
  4. Who are Travelstart's competitors?

    Travelstart's top competitors are Wakanow, FlightSite, Cheapflights