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Travelstart delivers online travel solutions

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Travelstart’s technology arm, Travellab, has signed up Johannesburg-based Oceanair Travel as the first licensee of its online travel technology that has been tailor-made for the local market.

The system is proven by Travelstart’s success as the foremost online travel agency of low-cost air travel in South Africa. It offers the trade the first fully functional and comprehensive commercial online travel products in the country.
X-start, an Internet booking engine, accesses GDS content from Galileo and Amadeus, and fully-integrates all low-cost carriers from around the world. Agents may choose iVery and Travelbuy payment solutions and manage their own mark-ups and service fees.
In addition, a range of B2B products includes:
* Affiliate marketing and ad campaign tracking technology
* Viral travel marketing campaigns
* Metasearch tools
* Plug ‘n Play websites
* SMS technology and more.
Travelstart and Travellab joint CEO, Stephan Ekbergh, says: “This is the first of its kind in the country and will generate substantial amounts of business for the trade, because traditional travel agents can now extend their business to the Internet and be open 24/7/365.”