How and Why Tripindigo Offers Discounted Fares

Why book airlines, hotels, car hire, transfers and experiences with Tripindigo?

Sourcing, comparing and booking your own travel itinerary in East Africa hasn't been something many travellers have been able to do in the past with traditional travel agents being the primary point of contact for many who want to explore this magical region.

East Africa has plenty to offer travellers from water activities, game drives, shopping, site-seeing, mountain hiking and more. Every traveller's journey will be different and that is way custom packages have been so popular.  In addition, complications also tend to arise when trying to find reliable and vetted service providers in the East African region.

At Tripindigo we've had to deal with these problems first hand and our business is built around sustainable problem solving and using technology to unlock the true potential of travel in this area of the world. We are confident that our online booking platform will not only help customers find and book reliable travel arrangements but also have them sourcing from the best deals these service providers have to offer.

Why are we so confident?

  • The only specialist OTA in the region with almost 6 years behind us
  • Internationally recognised site and payment security credentials
  • Local knowledge and experience
  • Local (Dar es Salaam based) call and customer care centre, English and kiSwahili
  • We work directly with business owners and their operations people
  • Our prices are based on the best online prices available, and we ensure absolute price competitiveness.
  • We encourage our clients to compare our prices: they can see for themselves.
  • We present a range of accommodation options across multiple budget options
  • No surprises and disappointments.
  • Our Tripindigo rating index is based on multiple review sources, containing only public and user ratings


How and why you earn discounts on your flights when you book hotels with us

We've already built up a website that offers you unbeatable speed and convenience when it comes to comparing and booking flights online. Then we took our booking platform a step further by offering you the ability to book hotels, activities, car hire and transfers all in once go. 

But we didn't stop there. We are now offering discounts on selected flights when you book your flights in combination with your hotel accommodation. Our system evaluates your custom booking and offers you real-time discounts as you create your itinerary not only saving you time but saving you money in the process.

How are we able to offer discounts? Where does this money come from?

  • Tripindigo takes a guaranteed portion of its commission on hotel room sales and put this towards the costs of each buyers’ flight costs
  • The buyer must have bought both the flights/air tickets and booked their hotel
  • Many OTAs (online travel agents) are moving to offer combinations of flights / hotels /car hire / transfers and activities
    • In response to consumer buying behaviour
    • To grow turnover and margins
    • All OTAs derive revenue from direct and indirect commissions
    • Commissions earned on flights internationally are very low and only the very big OTAs with huge volumes make money on their sale
    • Commissions earned on accommodation, transfers, car hire and activities earn sellers’ higher commissions, typically between 12.5% and 32%.
  • Tripindigo knows that a well-run OTA can be a successful business with margins in the high single and low double digits ie: 8% - 13%.
    • We, therefore, reduce our own income to give our customers more value, and to attract new users to our business.
  • Our commitment to our customers:
    • Fair prices, excellent value
    • Hotel prices that when compared show how effectively we buy, and pass on the savings to our customer
    • Present products and services with good credentials and which are trustworthy.

So what are you waiting for?

Now that you know there are no tricks up your sleeve or any funny business about, why not give us a try? Pick out your accommodation and flights and book them together on Tripindigo and start saving today.

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