|April 29, 2015|
Travel Tech Welcomes Global Travel Search Company Skyscanner as New Member
|The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) has welcomed global travel search company, Skyscanner as the association's newest member. Officially launched in 2003, Skyscanner helps over 35 million people each month to find their travel options. The privately owned company employs 600 staff and has nine global offices in Edinburgh, Miami, Singapore, Beijing, Shenzhen, Barcelona, Glasgow, Sofia and Budapest.|
"We're excited to welcome such a visionary company to our association," said Steve Shur, president, The Travel Technology Association. "From a humble beginning with a simple excel spreadsheet aggregating flight options; today's Skyscanner has grown into a dynamic technology leader helping global travelers search, compare, and book millions of flight, hotel and car hire options."
Skyscanner joins Travel Tech's roster of global leaders in travel technology including: travel technology solutions providers Sabre, Amadeus, and Travelport; online travel companies Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz, Vegas.com and CheapOAir; short term rental leaders Airbnb, HomeAway, and Flipkey; and travel review innovator TripAdvisor.
"Now operating in 30 different languages, the company's growth has skyrocketed over the last decade as travelers everywhere look for fast and flexible ways to shop the growing array of travel options," said Shur. "We look forward to working with them on the important issues in the industry."
Skyscanner represents just the latest addition to Travel Tech's membership. Since mid-2014, Travel Tech has expanded its membership by more than 70 percent. The Association proudly represents the world leaders in independent travel distribution.
The Travel Technology Association is the trade association for the travel technology industry, and is dedicated to promoting public policy that helps connects consumers and travel providers, eliminates barriers to travel, and protects the traveling public.