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Travelstart buys Cape Town’s SafariNow

Two of the biggest players in online travel in Africa are hooking up. Travelstart said on Wednesday that it is acquiring a majority stake in SafariNow.com, which it said is South Africa’s largest accommodation booking website

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MTN, Amadeus in R650m Travelstart deal

South African mobile group MTN and technology investment firm Amadeus Capital have announced plans to invest US$40m (about R650m) in Travelstart, an online travel agency focused on Africa. Travelstart, which was founded in Sweden in 1999, has built

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Amazon sets up shop in Johannesburg

Web retailer and technology giant Amazon has announced plans to open an office of Amazon Web Services in Johannesburg. The new office joins the established Amazon Development Centre in Cape Town, which has been in operation since 2004

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Free Wi-Fi trumps sleep for SA travellers

A comprehensive survey of South African travellers has revealed that free Wi-Fi at airports is more important to them than a comfortable place to take a nap while waiting for a delayed flight. The survey, of more than 6 000 people, was conducted by flight booking website Travelstart.co.za. It asked participants what features could be added to

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Many phones left on in flights

On international flights to and from South Africa, as many as 15 mobile phones are left on, despite airlines’ requests for travellers to turn them off. An estimated five handsets on average remain active on domestic flights. This is according to a recent survey of 7 600 South African travellers conducted by online travel agency Travelstart