Travelstart Egypt wins 2013 ‘Best Online Travel Agency’ award

May 20, 2014 10:01 am

Travelstart Egypt, Egypt’s leading online travel agency, announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Online Travel Agency’ award at Amadeus’ annual gala award ceremony held at the Intercontinental City Stars Heliopolis Hotel in Cairo.

The award comes as recognition for Travelstart Egypt’s continued excellence in catering to the needs of the next generation traveler, the young tech-savvy, digital natives who seek unique travel experiences rather than run-of-the-mill vacations.

“We are most pleased to have received this esteemed award from Amadeus. We would like to thank Amadeus for the recognition and congratulate the other winners for their achievements,” said Ahmed Saad, General Manager of Travelstart Egypt. “The award is a testament to our diligent efforts to adapt to the rapidly changing needs of the digitally fluent, tech-savvy, and increasingly adventurous.”

Travelstart Egypt, a subsidiary of leading online travel agency,, empowers travelers by providing them with a robust, integrated platform that offers the tools and information they need to easily and securely research, plan, book, and experience travel.

Recent studies suggest that the region’s online ticketing market will reach an estimated $50 billion in 2014, and with nearly 40 million internet users and with 65 percent of its population under the age of 30, Egypt is becoming an increasingly robust e-commerce market that has serious potential to contribute to this sizeable market with a boom in travel.

“Given Egypt’s rapidly shifting patterns of internet, social media, and e-commerce usage, particularly among the younger generation, we must remain adaptable and prepared to offer the travel solutions required by this new generation of travelers,” said Saad. “These travelers crave customized, digitally seamless, and authentic vacations, and we believe that Travelstart Egypt is providing them with the platform that they need to make this vision a reality.”

The Travelstart platform allows customers to easily search for and book the best travel deals. Users can search for flights, hotels, and car rentals, and can seamlessly compare the rates of both major and low-cost carriers and providers. Users can pay for their booking through four convenient options: cash on delivery, where a representative will deliver tickets and collect cash within one hour of booking; secure online credit/debit card payment; direct bank deposit from the National Bank of Egypt, Ahli United Bank, Commercial International Bank (CIB), Bank of Alexandria and Banque Misr; and via cash payment at any Travelstart office.

As a part of its continued efforts to meet the demands of the traveler, Travelstart will soon be launching its mobi-site, which will allow customers to search, book, and pay for domestic and international flights from their mobile devices. Customers can also benefit from Travelstart Egypt’s professional travel advisors who can assist with phone bookings. Customers may also receive personalized service by visiting Travelstart Egypt’s Cairo office.

In addition to the African and Middle Eastern markets that it already serves – South Africa, Nigeria, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, and Turkey, where it trades as Geziko – Travelstart is expanding its regional presence by launching operations in the UAE, Qatar, and Bahrain.

Press contact:

Adel Elbendary
Fourth Dimension Public Relations
14 Syria st., Mohandseen, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (+202) 3760 9988
Fax: (+202) 3762 3093

May AbdelHamid
Fourth Dimension Public Relations
14 Syria St., Mohandseen, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (202) 3 760 9988
Fax: (+202) 3762 3093