Globetrotter  - Why Choose Us?


A globetrotter is someone who travels regularly and widely around the world. So whether this is the start of you becoming a globetrotter or you are a seasoned traveller, Globetrotter is the online travel booking site to help get you on your way.

 

Globetrotter was created specifically with the South African traveller in mind. We understand that our currency is volatile, so all pricing and payments are fixed in Rand, even the book now pay later options. Another of the perks of booking with Globetrotter is that you have control of booking your travel services online, but have the comfort of a dedicated support team that acts like your travel agent when you need assistance.

 

Our aim at Globetrotter is provide South Africans with value for money travel services and this is how we do it.

 

 

COMPETITIVE RATES

Our inventory is aggregated from a large number of online suppliers and hotel websites providing you with the most competitive rates in the market. Compare our rates and let us know your feedback. We want to help South Africans get the most value for money for their travel plans so if you find a rate that’s better than ours let us know at compare@globetrotter.co.za so that we improve our offering.

 

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Globetrotter - Pay in Rands

PAY IN RAND

All prices are reflected in Rands and all payments are done in Rand. This means that once you make the booking, the amount you see is the amount you pay. When using other online sites, you are usually paying in either US Dollars or Euros and are at the mercy of our volatile currency. Even with the book now pay later you will pay the Rand amount that the booking was secured at. At Globetrotter we want to remove the exchange rate risk that South Africans face on a daily basis.

 


 

RATES INCLUDE TAXES AND FEES (unless stipulated)

In most instances all the taxes are included in the rate that is displayed so you don't have to worry about additional charges at confirmation. However in some cities you will be required to pay a tax directly to the hotel. In this case, this will be stipulated  when you are booking, as well as on your voucher. Be sure when comparing our rates to the other popular booking sites you calculate your cost including their taxes and fees.

 

 



 

LOCAL SUPPORT 

We offer local support, no expensive international calls to make enquiries and changes. No roaming access whilst travelling? No stress…. most places offer wifi so you can always get in touch via our several channels of communications. Check out our Contact page for more information.

 



PEACE OF MIND

We provide you with peace of mind when booking on the site. We accept credit card payments and Instant EFT via our secure payment gateway, Payfast. For paid hotel bookings, we will provide you with a reconfirmation of your booking directly from the hotel. For airline and cruise bookings you can recheck the booking directly on the relevant sites with the reference numbers generated from the booking. 

 

 


 

PERSONAL TOUCH

We may be an online platform but we are here to help you every step of the way, so if you need any travel advice get in touch. Many of our consultants are well travelled and can help with destination information based on their personal experience. We can also provide recommendations for reliable suppliers of visa assistance, travel insurance and forex.

We also want to create a Globetrotter travel community to assist you with your travel planning so check out our Facebook Group, Ask Me...I'm a Globetrotter for advice and assistance from us and your fellow travellers.