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Air Ticket Sales Outperform Industry Growth

According to Club Travel Corporate, their air ticket sales have increased by 60%, compared to the industry’s growth of only 1% over the previous year.

Wally Gaynor, Managing Director of Club Travel Corporate.
Wally Gaynor, Managing Director of Club Travel Corporate.

“We attribute this massive growth to our business offering, an exclusive online air-travel booking tool,” said Wally Gaynor, Managing Director of Club Travel Corporate.

Club Travel Corporate is part of the Thebe Tourism Group, the first black empowerment group formed in South Africa. It is the only South African travel management company with access to Fare Star, an online air-travel booking platform that gives Club Travel Corporate full access to airline seat inventory from over 1000 airlines and 50 countries.

“It is a little known fact that international airlines restrict the seat inventory they show various markets based on the strength and stability of that market’s local currency,” added Gaynor. “Therefore, due to the volatility of our local currency, international travel booking and budgeting is becoming increasingly challenging for South African based companies.”

Not having access to all the available airline seats often results in compromises that negatively impact business operations and budgets; whether due to availability, alternate dates and times, non-direct flights, diversions or stay-overs.

“This air-travel booking tool supports and strengthens our comprehensive range of corporate travel management services both online and offline and provides an undeniable advantage in our industry, with some of our clients saving over 50% on their international airfare costs,” says Gaynor.

As GlobalStar’s exclusive South African partner, Club Travel Corporate is the only local travel management company with access to Fare Star, and therefore worldwide markets, fares and availability. Fare Star enables Club Travel Corporate’s travel booking agents to manage travel to and from multiple countries irrespective of whether or not the travel route touches South Africa. This allows a dedicated Club Travel Corporate Account Manager to holistically manage a multi-national account from one location.

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