The Science Of ...

Travel in South Africa at discounted prices

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Jonathan Pepler (Managing Director of Discount Traveler and founder of the Sanlam Top Destination Awards) for his weekly “The Science Of” feature.

Pepler started Discount Traveler in August 2014.

Discount Traveler is an online platform that depicts an array of accommodation options and deals.

The Sanlam Top Destination Awards is an honorary platform for the hospitality industry.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

South Africans don’t always have the means to go overseas.

Jonathan Pepler, Discount Traveler

Go 150 kilometres in any direction in South Africa; the environment changes and the culture changes.

Jonathan Pepler, Discount Traveler

No establishment is 100% full all the time. Why not offer those beds at a discount and make some money?

Jonathan Pepler, Discount Traveler

We do the marketing for them. And we report back on the campaigns.

Jonathan Pepler, Discount Traveler

Our main objective is to boost the South African tourism industry.

Jonathan Pepler, Discount Traveler

South Africans are really warm people.

Jonathan Pepler, Discount Traveler

South Africa is very affordable for foreigners.

Jonathan Pepler, Discount Traveler

I don’t see a problem with asking, for example, a Norwegian to pay more than a South African.

Jonathan Pepler, Discount Traveler

We provide the listings for free, but charge a fee for preferential placement.

Jonathan Pepler, Discount Traveler

We want to get South Africans to travel in South Africa.

Jonathan Pepler, Discount Traveler

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