LekkeSlaap launches flight booking website

Online booking platform LekkeSlaap, will launch a flight booking website, LekkeSlaap Vlugte, on October 20.

On the website, clients will be able to book and compare pricing for all local and international airlines via GDS integrations. LekkeSlaap has also integrated with FlySafair’s direct-connect API in order to offer clients the lowest available rates. At this stage, the same functionality will not be rolled out on TravelGround, LekkeSlaap’s English cousin.

“FlySafair is the first individual airline with which we have directly integrated, but there’ll be more to follow. Our second direct integration is with another of SA’s low-cost carriers and is almost finished development,” said Denise Neethling, spokesperson for LekkeSlaap.

Kirby Gordon, head of Sales and Distribution at FlySafair said: “The team at LekkeSlaap have a strong vision for where they want to take their service and we’re proud to be partnering with them on this journey.”

On pursuing direct-connect integration with airlines over and above the GDS, Denise said: “We think it is important for LekkeSlaap to partner directly with airlines wherever possible. We want to foster great relationships with our suppliers, just as we have in the accommodation space, and part of that is adopting their preferred way of working.”

Neethling added that LekkeSlaap intended to cross-promote its accommodation and flight products. “Customers booking accommodation might also be interested in booking a flight, and vice versa.” She said the incorporation of a flight booking tool was in response to increased demand from LekkeSlaap’s existing clientele.

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