Travelstart South Africa Launches New Car Rental Booking Website
Travelstart South Africa has expanded their online travel services with the launch of a new car rental booking website. The online car rental reservation system is offered as an extra or standalone product in addition to the flight and hotel booking engine.
CAPE TOWN, February 24 2012 – As part of ongoing expansions to their online travel offerings, Travelstart has partnered with one of the most sophisticated car rental booking engines to build on the strengths of their flight and hotel booking services. The new car rental booking website not only offers the well-known brands, but also pulls inventory from multiple sources to ensure Travelstart customers get the best availability at competitive prices.
“We know car rental can be tricky to purchase online so we’ve ensured information is presented clearly and that the website is user friendly.” says Helen Harvey, Cape Town based Operations Manager for hotels and cars at Travelstart South Africa. “Pricing is highly competitive and customers can expect a great variety of cars from over 550 trusted suppliers like Avis, Hertz, First Car and Thrifty as well as lesser known companies.”
Helen continues, “We have worked long and hard sourcing a car product that is as comprehensive and as easy to use as our flight booking engine. It will go far to enhance our existing online product and improve the overall customer experience. The response from our customers has been amazing, we’ve had a staggering 400% increase in booking over the last month. That’s what I call success!”
As with Travelstart’s online flight and hotel bookings, car rental can be booked and paid for directly from the website. Different settlement options allow for greater scope - customers can choose to pay the amount in full before collecting the car, or pay a deposit before settling the balance on collection. Customers can pay for car hire using their Credit Card – Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club are all accepted.
Travelstart is the leading online travel agency in Africa, providing independent flight comparisons between low fares airlines as well as all major international airlines. Travelstart's mission is to make air travel easier for the customer- in the aspects of searching, comparing and booking flights. In addition customers can also compare prices and book hotels, car rental and holiday packages. Travelstart is also available in Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, Turkey and Nigeria.