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Corporate travel, leisure travel, group travel, meetings, incentive travel, travel technology, training, Conferences, Events
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TBA Corporate (formerly known as XL Travel By Arrangement) has been active in the South African market for the past 17 years, specializing in the following:
Corporate travel, Leisure travel, Groups, Meetings, Incentives, Technology, Training, Conferences & Events.

Our travel organisation forms an integral and vital role in the travel environment. We are renowned for our high standard of customer service and quality management. We are based in Randparkridge, combining our group of companies in one environment focusing on our clients.

Our travel advisors are experts in travel management with first hand knowledge of the many destinations that we sell. They specialize in handling any travel request on a personalized level taking the customer experience end-to-end. Our comprehensive training and educational programs ensure that they are able to offer you a real customer experience.


We are committed to providing you with consistent, reliable and timely service you demand.
Our six-point standard guarantee is your assurance of excellence:

  • Priority treatment at our office or any of our partner locations throughout the world. 

  • Reconfirming or changing your arrangements can be easily accomplished wherever you travel.

  • Passport, visa, sightseeing or business service assistance, you can rely on our vast resources to suite your needs.

  • The lowest available airfares that meet your travel requirements. We can negotiate any corporate rates from the travel suppliers in the industry.

  • We provide a 24 hour service with our personalized travel adviser.

  • We supply cost analysis of travel expenses so that you will know where, with which providers and to what extent costs are being incurred in your company.


TBA Corporate is committed to ongoing transformation, we are renowned for our high standard of customer service, commitment to quality and paying attention to the small details.

TBA Corporate views technology as the base for growth, we have some of the most advanced technology available in the travel management space. We can provide a solution for every scenario.

We believe our customers are the core of our business and we pride ourselves in creating long-term relationships with our corporate clients, no matter how large or small.

There are a number of reasons we stand out from the competition and we call these our Customer Value Propositions. Every one of these is a vital ingredient for a successful travel program in your organisation. 


Our large buying power allows us to offer you the best rates



African Sky Hotels, Cape Grace, Th Capital Hotel Group, Faircity Quartermain & Fallstaff Hotels, The Fairway Hotel & Golf Resort, Legacy Hotels, One&Only Cape Town, Orion Hotels, The Oyster Box, The Paxton, Sun International, Taj Cape Town, The Twelve Apostles, Vinyard/Townhouse/Oudewerf Hotels, City Lodge, Hilton Hotels, Leading Hotels of the World, Protea Hotels, Shangri La International Hotels, Singer Hotels, Tsogo Sun, Sarova Resorts, Three Cities, Thorny Bush Collection, Beachcomber Resorts, LUX Resorts, Club Med, World Leisure Resorts, Veranda Resorts



Air Canada/United Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Airlines, Kenya Airways, Qantas, Rwandair, Turkish Airlines, Air Mauritius, Air Namibia, BA Comair, British Airways (International), Egypt Air, Etihad, Emirates, Lufthansa, Kulula, South African Airways, SA Express, SA Airlink, Swiss Air, Virgin Atlantic



Avis, Budget, Bidvest, Europcar, First Car Rental, Hertz, Thrifty, Tempest, Car Hire Brokers, EZ Shuttle



Our commitment to you is to provide you with unparalleled professionalism and value in travel.


Director, Entrepreneur & Educator


Helena started her journey in the tourism industry in 1984 by Joining South African Airways, at the Then Jun Smuts Airport assisting Passengers with Ground and Airport Handling.  She moved through the ranks from Ground Handling, to Ticketing and Fares, Yield Management, Sales & Marketing and finally ended her journey with SAA as one of their Trainers.  Training has never left her blood as she then went on to become a freelance Galileo Facilitator when she took the package at SAA in 1993.  Whilst being a freelance Galileo Facilitator, she took on the role as Lecturer in Travel & Tourism at Wits Technikon and it is here where her dream, slowly became a reality.  Here is where she saw that a dedicated institution was required for the tourism industry and where smaller classes and individual attention would be the way to go.  It was here where the idea for the Travel Learning Centre was born and in the final months of 1996, she started and opened the Travel Learning Centre. 

In 1997 She started her first class with 11 students and it grew year on year, never being more than 20 learners per class in order to ensure the individual attention is never compromised.  Every year, Helen made sure that each graduating learner was placed in the industry for their practical experience, which always became permanent employment.  In the time that Helena owned TLC, she successfully placed 1000’s of students.  Whilst being a hands on Principle of TLC, she became very aware that the need for practical application was very important and it was here that Travel by Arrangement came into being. 

In 1999, Travel by Arrangement (former TBA Corporate) started with 1 consultant with the aim of being an agency where the learners could go and practice and gain experience.  TBA only had 1 or 2 clients to start with, but as with everything else Helena touches, it grew!  In fact it grew so much that it had to become its own legal entity and had to get its own IATA License. 

In 2010, Helena had to sell Travel Learning Centre, which wasn’t an easy decision to make…  Travel By Arrangement was becoming a force to be reckoned with and needed her undivided attention.

So from humble beginnings, Helena has become a force to be reckoned with.  A dynamic business woman with a heart of gold.  This is evident in the way she runs her Agency, with compassion and care.  The staff at the agency are like her family and this we believe is the secret to her success.

Travel by Arrangement is 17 Years old this year and currently has a staff compliment of around 30 and an independent team of 22.  They are the leader in innovation as they’re constantly improving their digital footprint to keep up with technology.