Travelstart Sponsors Tech4Africa – Africa’s Premier Mobile, Web & Emerging Tech event

Press Release   •   Oct 19, 2012 08:56 GMT

Cape Town, Oct 19 2012 –, South Africa’s largest online travel agency, announced its sponsoring of Tech4Africa 2012 which aims to create an informal environment for learning, networking and interaction for delegates to be inspired to innovate and build the next set of technology products. This year’s event features over 50 thought leaders imparting invaluable knowledge and industry insights in more than 40 sessions.

Travelstart Founder and CEO Stephan Ekbergh states: “Travelstart was founded in 1999 when there was no infrastructure or blue prints on how to sell travel online, so we know what innovators and entrepreneurs are going through. It’s both difficult and wonderful at the same time.” Ekbergh continues: “A forum like Tech4Africa gives young entrepreneurs a chance to meet peers who have done it before. and the message is – it’s not impossible, this is how we did it. Tech4Africa is a who’s who of movers and shakers, it’s a showcase of faith in Africa, it’s a showcase of the opportunities on this continent and Travelstart believes in Africa!”

Travelstart joins Google, MTN, the DMMA and others in sponsoring this landmark event on the South African tech calendar. As a proud sponsor, Travelstart is offering discounted conference tickets and R100 off flights to Johannesburg. Find out more below.


Date: 31 October - 1 November 2012

Venue: Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg

Cost: R1,200 (excluding vat) – Book your seat here

Get discounted flights on Travelstart. Find out more


About Travelstart

Founded in Malmo, Sweden in 1999 by online travel entrepreneur Stephan Ekbergh, Travelstart soon became the Internet travel market leader in Northern Europe. Now headquartered in Cape Town South Africa, is supported by a strong customer service team and experienced travel agents that deal with custom holiday packages and over-the-phone enquiries. Ekbergh has long been pioneering online travel technology – more recently expanding into Africa and Eastern Europe with the launch of websites in Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Turkey.