Founded in 2005, Iya Travel was founded to bridge the gaps and barriers in the travel and tourism for ordinary citizens to participate in the sector. Introducing local South Africans to car hire, flights and boats as an alternative travel modes versus your buses, trains and unworthy road vehicles. Iya Travel is a Travel, Tourism and Maritime Training company for School pupils. We are accredited Assessors and Facilitator organisation with a strong focus on Tourism, Maritime, Transport and Logistics background. Iya Travel also holds a memorandum of understanding with Tournet Africa who in turn are specialists in Tourism and hold the only Coastal Marine Tourism courses in the country.
The man behind this initiative is Lusanda Fibi, who is now the MD(Managing Director), CEO(Chief Executive Officer) and and founder of Iya Travel since 2005. Beside his success in running Iya Travel to its full potential, Lusanda is also involved in many other aspects of travel and tourism not just in Nelson Mandela Bay but South Africa at large.
- Marketing Director - Iya Human Capital. February 2000 - February 2004
- Fleet Manager at National Alamo from March 2004 - July 2005 in Cape Town.
- Coordinator - South Africa, Eastern Cape Provincial Maritime Clusters August 2017 – Present.
- Coordinator - Nelson Mandela Bay Maritime Clusters, March 2017 – Present
- Coastal Marine Tourism Stakeholder - Walter Sisulu University Enterprise Development Centre , October 2015 – November 2016.
- Entrepreneur/ Iya Travel - Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA), August 2013 – August 2015
And of cause the most important, Managing Director - Iya Travel, February 2005 – Present day, making it 14 years in the travel and tourism industry.
Iya Travel has become a house hold and corporate recognized company because of its value for money policy and all the other wonderful and affordable benefits it provides for all its clients. Although we pride our selves with service excellence all of this is made possible with our contributing partners and sponsors both within the travel and tourism sector, transport, logistics and maritime operations.
Innovation – by providing innovative solutions to bridge the challenges faced by travelers.
Integrity – conducting ourselves with integrity and a high level of professionalism.
Quality – ensuring a high standard in the quality of service and turn-around times we provide for our clients.
Finding solutions and offer accessible travel modes and systems for people or cargo.
Accreditation and Compliance:
Our Reg. no: 2005/091499/23 trading as Iya Travel,
We are a 100 black owned and level 1 B-BBEE accredited.
9223037160 valid tax clearance certificate.
MAAA0373607 (CSD) Central Supplier database number.
NCR Reg: 15568 we are registered credit provider.
Member of NMB Business Chamber, NMB Maritime Cluster (Coastal & Marine Tourism) and NMB Tourism.
Our travel services are strengthened by specialised systems including Galileo, with car hire Booking Engines.
RSP 00300 Policy number - Passenger Liability cover on our vehicles.
PAIA Manual access - Promotion of Access to Information Act 2/2000 (Act No 2. of 2000).
Iya Travel is supported and partnered with Coega Corporate Travel.
To be able to move people or cargo from point A to point B, via water, rail, road, air or space at most safe and comfortable way.