About Us

Flight Specials has been positioned to provide the traveling consumer with a complete travel service with products ranging from premium to economy and best fare travel packages.

Albert van Zyl is the founding member and CEO of Flight Specials. Albert has had over 25 years experience in the travel industry.
Flight Specials recognises that it’s a big decision to decide to leave the comforts of home to pack your bags and 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.

Flight Specials has 37 Franchises across the country specializing in the needs of both the business and leisure traveler .The great thing about Flight Specials is that the consultants who work in our stores are experienced travelers, 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 info you need to get you off to a flying start.

Flight Specials is really a one stop Travel shop – we’re able to organise everything from Cheap Flights, Visas, Affordable Accommodation, inexpensive Travel Insurance through
AIG, American Express Foreign Exchange, Escorted Tours, Mauritius Honymoon, Adventure Tours in Africa, Europe, Luxury cruises and so much more…

The integration with XL Travel, with its distribution and "bulk buying" abilities, allows that the customer always gets the best negotiated Travel deal. Every Flight Specials is individually owned and managed, but conform to the collective business ethos as set by the Franchisor


Flights Specials belongs to the following memberships and professional organizations:

  • IATA: International Air Transport Association
  • ASATA: Association of South African Travel Agents
  • THETA: Tourism, Hospitality, Sports, Educational and Travel Authority
  • XL Travel: (XL Travel consists of: XL Travel, Pentravel, Flight Specials &Thompsons Travel)
  • Radius Travel: The Global Travel Company

Franchise opportunities
Contact Franz von Wielligh franzvw@flightspecials.co.za
021 556 2516 or 082 7030 504

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