Tickets n Tour, a tourism booking platform, acquired Special Tours – one of SA’s leading local tour websites – on May 28, effectively entering the international market.

The acquisition was made with the aim of expanding Special Tours’ existing packages in order to reach a wider audience, and promote diverse SA tours and experiences to a global audience. The integration of Tickets n Tour with Special Tours will see a host of popular SA attractions become accessible to a wider international audience, in an effort to grow and promote tourism in the country.

The platform will feature listings and information on various activities, and adventures and tours through a centralised site, allowing visitors to compare prices, bookmark their favourites and save money.

Founder of Tickets n Tour, Matt Davison, commented: “It is exciting that a small start-up in Cape Town can take on big corporations to grow South African tourism. With a host of exciting and uniquely South African activities available, the hope is that the Special Tours acquisition will highlight the unique culture and vibrancy of South Africa’s history and present, helping South African tourism achieve the same standard as other international destinations.”