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UK-based travel technology company opens regional office in Hong Kong

UK-based travel technology company, Traveltek Group Ltd, announced today (19 September 2017) that it has opened its first Hong Kong office as part of its debut in North Asia, a region where the travel market is experiencing rapid growth.

UK-based travel technology company opens regional office in Hong Kong

Traveltek’s Global Sales Director, Mr Peter Whittle

Traveltek’s focus is to promote its dynamic packaging and cruise packaging platforms to the region’s travel trade, offering a full suite of solutions including consumer-facing websites, integrated booking platforms, back-office systems that produce bookings reports and client documentation, a CRM to manage clients and enquiries, a tour operating platform that controls pricing and distributes contracts and an Application Programming Interface that connects travel companies to a global database of leading travel suppliers.

According to its Global Sales Director, Mr Peter Whittle, Hong Kong’s role as North Asia’s travel trade hub prompted Traveltek’s decision to base here. He said, “Hong Kong has long been regarded as the ‘gateway’ to North Asia and in particular, Mainland China. It is also one of the region’s most sophisticated travel markets and is known for its ease of setting up and conducting business. This meant the city was a natural choice when we were looking to establish a presence in North Asia.”

He added, “Travel companies based in Hong Kong are some of the most advanced in the region and they understand the benefits that travel technology specialists such as Traveltek can bring to their business. There is a huge opportunity to grow business in partnership with Hong Kong travel companies who we believe will set the industry standard going forward.”

Apart from the local market, the Hong Kong office will also oversee business expansion in Macau, Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.

Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion Dr Jimmy Chiang said, “Hong Kong as one of the most popular city destinations in Asia attracts many travel services operators to set their presence in the city. Together with its sophisticated high-tech infrastructure and tech-savvy professionals, the city is the ideal place for Traveltek to expand its business in the region.”

About Traveltek Group Ltd

Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, Traveltek is one of the world’s leading travel technology providers. It has been delivering cutting-edge solutions to travel agents, tour operators and wholesalers for almost two decades. The company has regional offices in the Midlands (UK), Sydney, Miami, Dubai and Hong Kong and was recognised as the ‘World Leading Dynamic Packaging Solutions Provider’ at the World Travel Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016. For more information, please visit: http://www.traveltek.com/.

About Invest Hong Kong

Invest Hong Kong is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government established in 2000 to attract foreign direct investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong’s vibrant economy. For more information, please visit www.investhk.gov.hk.

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