The terms of the acquisition of a multi-city flight search technology provider have not been disclosed, but management, led by CEO Andres Collart, will continue to be involved in the business.
It is understood that Webjet has been warned Trip Ninja’s fate in the Phocus Wire article in September this year Then I moved to inquire about the acquisition of the company.
Canada-based Trip Ninja was founded in 2014 and raised only $ 40,000 before signing with Webjet.
Webjet is a group of listed companies such as WebBeds, a hotel wholesaler, and Webjet online travel agency.
CEO John Guscic said:
“In the past, multi-stop travel had to combine airfares from airlines with codeshare contracts, but with Trip Ninja technology, we can create complex itineraries that combine unaffiliated airlines to serve our customers. We are now able to provide the best service. Price. “
Collage told PhocusWire in September this year, “I’ve learned a lot in the last five years of running Trip Ninja. I think the biggest lesson was about pain. Ultimately, Trip Ninja has multiple. Brought great opportunities for flights to destinations. OTAs and retail agencies cost a lot, but opportunities don’t cost as much budget and time as painful. Even medium-sized OTAs have eight months. I was in daily competition with the above sales cycle.
“Just before the pandemic, we focused on retailers and TMCs. For retailers and TMCs, it’s a pain, not an opportunity. The time required to manually create an itinerary is significant and costly. It’s a challenge. “
* Check out this interview with Guscic recorded on the May 2021 How I Got Here podcast.
How I Got Here, Episode 64-Webjet’s John Guscic
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