XL Blue Planet Travel has been positioned to provide the travelling consumer with a complete travel service, with products ranging from premium to economy and best-fare travel packages.
XL Blue Planet Travel recognises that it’s a big decision to leave the comforts of home and pack your bags to travel abroad. We know that it may seem daunting, but most people find it well worth it in the end. You are guaranteed to have the adventure of a lifetime and you will learn so much more about yourself - as well as being able to experience a new culture first-hand.
XL Blue Plant Travel has branches in Newlands and Tokai, Cape Town and Somerset West, specializing in the needs of both the business and leisure traveller. The great thing about XL Blue Planet Travel is that the consultants who work in our stores are experienced travellers, so whether you want to spend a week on a romantic island, need to close that business deal in London or you’re heading off to backpack your way around the world, we have the personal experience and expertise necessary to give you the hands-on information and support you need to make your perfect trip a reality.
XL Blue Planet Travel is really a one-stop Travel shop – we’re able to organise everything from Cheap Flights, Visas, Affordable Accommodation, Travel Insurance, Foreign Exchange, Escorted Tours, Mauritius Honeymoon, Family Holidays, Adventure Tours in Africa, Europe, Luxury cruises and so much more…
The integration with XL Travel, with its distribution and "bulk buying" abilities, ensures that the customer always gets the best negotiated Travel deal. XL Blue Planet Travel is individually owned and owner-managed, but conforms to the collective business ethos as set by the Franchisor
XL Blue Planet Travel belongs to the following membership and professional organizations:
- IATA: International Air Transport Association
- ASATA: Association of South African Travel Agents
- XL Travel: (XL Travel consists of: XL Travel, Flight Specials, Thompsons Travel and GSTA)
- Radius Travel: The Global Travel Company
- SATSA: Southern Africa Tourism Services Association
The XL Travel group
The XL Travel Group is a leading travel consortium with a membership base of 120 prominent travel agencies spread across South Africa. Due to its size and influence (annual sales exceeding R2 billion –USD 300m) the XL Travel Group plays a pivotal and prominent role within the South African Travel and Tourism Industry, having the ability to maximize procurement benefits with major suppliers within the airline, hotel, car rental, inbound, and tour operating industries. Members of the XL Group are therefore able to extend a wide range of cost saving benefits to their clientele through some 575 highly trained travel consultants.
The strength of the XL Travel Group lies in its diversity, entrepreneurial spirit of its owner managed agencies and travel management companies. This expertise ensures that the Group's procurement benefits, integrated with the entrepreneurial flair of its owner-managed operations, provides both leisure and corporate clients with the very best in service delivery and price.
The need to diversify and specialize in a changing environment is reflected in many agencies becoming specialists in travel management, cruising, destination and leisure travel, event management, trade fairs and conferencing. The group also has specialist agencies in inbound travel. The diversity of the XL membership incorporates several of South Africa's largest and most respected leisure and travel management agencies.
Values The XL Group functions through a Code of Conduct adhering to guidelines as imposed by its Members. The XL philosophy is centred on the membership being actively involved in the decision-making process, with the Board of Directors being selected from the membership. Furthermore, the XL group operates with total transparency ensuring that the group and members are strategically focused.