The TravelPerk shopping spree continues, snaps up UK’s Click Travel

dan@tech.eu
Barcelona-based TravelPerk has acquired one of the largest travel platforms in the UK, Click Travel. This marks the company’s third acquisition in a year that’s been nothing short of, shall we say, “interesting”(?) for the travel industry. All 150 staff members of Click Travel will join the TravelPerk family, and in doing so, marks Birmingham as a new hub for TravelPerk. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Founded in 1999, Click Travel handles £300 million in business travel for over 2,000 SMB clients including Five Guys, Red Bull, and TalkTalk. Founded in 2015 the TravelPerk platform, “combines the best of business and leisure travel” and offers customers booking, managing, and reporting of business trips, all with 24/7 support. The company reports that they hold the world’s largest bookable travel inventory, allowing consumers to instantly cross-compare, book, and invoice trains, cars, flights, hotels, and apartments from providers across Kayak, Skyscanner, Expedia, Booking.com, and Airbnb. In 2020, TravelPerk acquired acquiring risk management firm Albatross, and in January of 2021, the company snapped up US competitor NexTravel. “Click Travel and TravelPerk share the same mission: to reduce the cost and complexity of business travel for everyone involved by offering the best inventory and technology and delighting our customers with superb customer service throughout,” commented Click Travel CEO James McLean. “Those shared objectives, combined with the natural cultural fit between our two companies, means we are incredibly excited to bring our teams together. Combining TravelPerk’s industry-leading knowledge, technology, experience, and first-class customer support with our own is a powerful proposition.”
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