June 2015 - Over the next few months, First Car Rental will be profiling a number of companies that form part of Thebe Investment Corporation, which is Combined Motor Holdings' (CMH) BBBEE partner. First Car Rental is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CMH.
The third company to be profiled is FlightSite - an award-winning online travel agency based in South Africa.
We asked FlightSite these questions:
Q1: In a nutshell, what does FlightSite do?
FlightSite provides an innovative travel portal for South Africans to make local and worldwide travel arrangements. We offer our customers the best value for money and the widest choice of flights, car and accommodation available locally and abroad.
Q2: When was the company established?
Q3: Where are the company headquarters?
5th Floor, Gihon Building, Corner of Bill Bezuidenhout and Sportica Avenue, Tyger Valley, 7305
Q4: How many people are employed at FlightSite?
FlightSite staff at the company's headquarters in Tyger Valley, Western Cape.
Q5: Which of FlightSite achievements are you proud of and why?
World Travel Awards - Best Online Travel Agency - 2011, 2012, 2014.
Q6: Who are the directors of FlightSite?
FlightSite's directors are:
• Rian Bornman
• Jim Brown
• Wally Gaynor
• Gary Mulder
Club Travel owns 50% of FlightSite and their board of directors include:
• Wally Gaynor - Managing Director
• Gary Mulder - Financial Director
• Charmaine van Niekerk - HR & Operations Director
• Jo Fraser - Franchise Director
Q7: Are there any major highlights for FlightSite in 2015?
FlightSite has acquired many 'white labels', including, but not limited to Pick n Pay Travel. Pick n Pay Travel are now opening money counters in all Pick n Pay stores nationwide, which will allow customers that do not own a credit card, to book and pay cash in store for flights and busses.
Q8: What is FlightSite's vision and mission?
FlightSite's vision is to become South Africa's first truly Online Travel Agency. We constantly strive to improve our customers' experiences by using cutting edge travel technologies.