Our Journey So far
Travel Connections doors were opened in 1988, by two extremely innovative business women with a passion for travel. They wanted to focus on the best way to service both corporate and leisure clients by providing that high touch service for each and every traveller. Managing Director and founding member, Lindy Preston, ensures that her team still delivers that exceptional personal service that Travel Connections has become renowned for by both clients and suppliers alike.
Over 31 years the organisation has grown from strength to strength, retaining its many corporate clients in the legal, financial, insurance and mining sectors. Travel Connections has built a reputation for providing a specialised high-end leisure service to our loyal travellers too.
Through our success, Travel Connections joined the Bidvest Group of Companies namely BidTravel. Joining BidTravel has afforded Travel Connections clients some of the best techonology, fares and rates the industry has to offer.
Reed & Mackay,
Our Global Partner
Travel Connections is proud to be part of Reed & Mackay’s International Partnership and to be the exclusive representative of Reed & Mackay in South Africa.
Reed & Mackay delivers corporate travel management for professionals with exacting needs. Established as a family business over 50 years ago, Reed & Mackay are today internationally recognised as business travel experts, who do things differently. The fact that over 80% of our business comes from referrals demonstrates this.
Reed & Mackay and Travel Connections share a commitment to our clients and a love of what we do inspiring us to deliver extraordinary travel management around the world. No matter what the challenge, we help find a solution.
“We are immensely proud of what we have achieved so far, yet equally excited about what the future holds. We never stop looking forward”
– Fred Stratford, Group CEO, Reed & Mackay
Reed & Mackay at a Glance
- A worldwide coverage with partners in over 50 locations
- Owned entities in key driver markets for our clients
- 5 continents covered
- 14 years average agents experience
- Over 50 years corporate travel expertise
Reed & Mackay is recognised for its extraordinary travel management through the development of customised results-driven travel programs that deliver real value and maximise travel spend for their clients.
- 24/7/365 traveler assistance
- Global consultative account management teams delivering tailor made travel programs
- Reed & Mackay partners with industry leading experts in each local market
- Consolidated global management information at our clients’ finger tips
- Access to exclusive hotel rates through Reed & Mackay’s Hotel Program
- The local expertise of over 4,000 consultants worldwide
Discover Reed & Mackay
We recognise that our people are our most valuable resource and our customers are our most important asset. We have therefore undertaken the task to develop the capabilities and potential of our people and ensure the environment in which we work, enables our staff to thrive.
Our team of highly experienced travel specialists are able to assist you with all your travel requirements, creatively ticketing and giving key advice on fares, destinations, time frames, visa and passport advice and with health and safety requirements.
From a corporate perspective, our expert travel management delivers a seamless set-up and management of your corporate requirements, qualifying all with state-of-the-art data reports to provide your business with the data from booking to budgets.
Our specialised team of expertise in the incentive and leisure arena is borne out of their love for travel and our combined experience to ensure your group feels the WOW on every trip.
Our Current BEE Status is that of a Qualifying Small Enterprise Level One Contributer
Equality & Diversity
In recognising that our people are our most valuable resource, we are proud of our inclusive culture and have therefore undertaken to develop the capabilities and potential of our people and ensure the environment in which we work enables our staff to grow and thrive.
At Travel Connections we believe that education and skills development are the key to personal upliftment. We assist various communities by helping to deliver a quality education with the tools needed in today’s world.