Traveltek set to double development and software team and aiming for further international expansion in 2021
Traveltek is set to more than double its development and software team at its Glasgow headquarters with 15 new roles to facilitate new product development and step up its international expansion in 2021. Traveltek’s recent client wins include US-based JetBlue Vacations and Hotelbeds and plans to expand its operations in North America during the year.
Founded in 2002, Traveltek’s core product iSell provides travel agents and tour operators with the tools and functionality to book, search and package holidays on one platform. The travel technology company counts a number of leading UK and international travel brands in its client list, including Hays Travel, Barrhead Travel, Stewart Travel, Sandals and Flight Centre.
Traveltek’s product focus over the next twelve months will be around adding additional features and functionality plus completing the migrating of its technology platform to a fully cloud-native offering to address evolving market requirements.
Traveltek is backed by YFM Equity Partners and Fullbrook Thorpe Investments and is set to announce its next external investment round by the end of Q2.
CEO Mal Barritt has led Traveltek, a travel industry stalwart who previously held senior roles at Thomas Cook, World Travel Holdings, and ITC Group since 2019. Over the last 12 months, Barritt has driven a repositioning strategy to support Traveltek’s expansion plans and evolve the core product. Jim McCumesty recently joined Traveltek as Head of Software Development from global business analytics software group SAS.
Traveltek recently moved its headquarters from East Kilbride to Glasgow city centre and has satellite offices in Birmingham, India, Australia, and North America. Traveltek will also launch its data analytics and insights offering during 2021 as the global travel sector emerges from the pandemic.
Mal Barritt, CEO of Traveltek, said: “The pandemic has caused seismic shifts in the worldwide travel sector, and we believe that data and technology provides a route to recovery for our clients. As we look to the future post-Covid, our ambition is for Traveltek to be a fundamental partner and facilitator on the travel industry’s recovery roadmap.”
Mal Barritt added: “Scotland has a great tradition in travel technology, with companies that have gone on to worldwide success. We have amazing tech talent in Glasgow and across the country, and we’re excited to welcome more people into the business as we plot our next phase of growth.”
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