Who Owns The Online Travel Booking Sites You’re Using

To help Aussie businesses during this period, avoid using international travel booking sites, and instead book directly, or use local travel agencies.

Feature image by Yondah Beach House

During a time where spending locally is increasingly important, and supporting South Australian and Australian businesses, is a simple way to help get our economy back on its feet, make sure you know where your dollars are going.

Many of the popular travel websites we all know and love, are actually owned by international companies.

This graphic has been shared widely on social media lately, and highlights the importance finding local companies to support.

There are plenty of ways to support local, when booking your holiday, and the most simple way you can help Australian companies, is to book direct.

Like UberEats and other convenience-based businesses, a percentage of your bill, goes to the website or app that you book through, meaning the business you’re buying from, gets a reduced amount of profit.

If you’re taking a holiday in SA, or interstate, try booking the hotel, B&B or destination directly through their own website. Sometimes it’s even cheaper than the booking sites, and 100% of the profit goes to that local business.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for convenience and don’t want the running around, try using a local travel agent to help you out, as you’ll be helping to keep those businesses afloat as well.

South Australian owned and operated travel agencies

Peregrine Travel Centre SA
Peregrine Travel Centre SA is a South Australian owned and operated travel agency, and has been in business for over 33 years. They are a full service travel agency and can help with all travel requirements including tours, independent experiences, airfares, hotels, car hire, travel insurance, cruises and more, from all the travel brands you love.

Phil Hoffman Travel
The proudly South Australian, family-owned business employs over 200 staff. A loyal following of key staff and clients, along with preeminent supplier relationships, combined with innovation, ambition and maintaining a strong family culture have all been instrumental to the success of Phil Hoffmann Travel.

Sealink are best known for the provision of ferry services between Cape Jervis, south of Adelaide, and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. They are also a major provider of packaged holidays, accommodation and coach tours highlighting the diversity of Kangaroo Island.

Endeavour Tours
Endeavour Tours calls itself South Australia’s best tour company for seniors. Since 1987, they’ve been creating, offering and delivering fantastic, high-service Day Tours and Holiday Tours for smaller groups. All of their tours are designed so that retired South Australians can see and enjoy everything about SA and Australia, in comfort, and at a relaxed pace.

Angas Travel
As one of Australia’s leading school and cultural overseas tour providers, Angas Travel has a team especially dedicated to organising student tours and cultural group tours to all parts of the world. At the moment however, their new focus for travel in the short term is regional South Australia, & Australia / New Zealand in the longer term – September hopefully!

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