Inspirations Travel & Tours
Inspired to Travel……
AN ESTABLISHED, DIVERSE & MULTI-COMPETENT TRAVEL COMPANY
Created by way of a 2011 merger of International Travel & Tours and Caraville Travel & Tours, both well established travel companies of 22 and 28 year standing, Inspirations Travel & Tours has today grown into a diversified and multifaceted Inbound, Outbound and International travel group, operating both as DMC (Destination Management Company) serving a variety of international and domestic wholesale markets, as well as an Wholesale Destination Specialist supplying international product and services to domestic retail, leisure and corporate clients. The company operates out of owned premises in Westville, Durban, has partner companies in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and also has a sales office in Europe.
Inspirations Travel & Tours serves:
DOMESTIC OUTBOUND CLIENTS:– handling primarily leisure travel packages for a number of specialised international destinations such as North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt); Middle East (Dubai, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Lebanon), the Mediterranean countries (Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Malta, Spain and Portugal), Scandinavia (primarily Norway) and Iceland, as well as Australia and New Zealand. The Outbound products featured in extensive websites and 3 colorful brochures are diverse and often unique, making Inspirations Travel a destination specialist with long standing track record of excellence.
Inspirations Travel is also agent for Hurtigruten (Norwegian Coastal, Spitsbergen and Antarctica Cruises) in South Africa, as well as the Tallink Silja Lines.
Outbound products are marketed predominantly via the retail trade, with strong relationships in place throughout South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique, with well known clients such as the larger retail consortia of Pentravel; Flight Centre; Travel Counsellors and Club Travel for example. Many of these are contractually also preferred partners, and in addition, Inspirations is also a member of the GSTA consortium.
INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC INBOUND CLIENTS:– travel services and products primarily for leisure and corporate clients visiting the greater South African region (including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique) from abroad – acting primarily as a DMC and ground handler to international and domestic partner agents and wholesalers abroad, who in their own markets, promote, distribute and sell directly or through the retail travel network.
Inspirations Tours services range across the entire spectrum of tailor made FIT’s to scheduled group series, events, special interest groups, luxury “fly-inns” and safaris, also budget backpackers, campers etc. The company’s strength is diversity and flexibility within the region – yet due to its long standing experience and track record, also competitiveness and service to suit all needs, be it groups, individuals or special events.
Besides a large number of small and medium international African wholesale specialists, the company handles key international clients such as Gullivers Travel Associates (UK), The Best of Travel Group (Europe), British Airways Airmiles (UK), Mahlatini Travel (Ireland), Aurinkomatkat (Finland), Jedek Reisen (Austria), Pangea Travel (The Netherlands), Tour Africa (Sweden) and more. It also services a number of online sellers such as iSango.com