PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TripActions, the corporate travel management company, today announced the opening of two international offices in Europe as part of its global expansion strategy. The company’s EMEA operations will be headquartered in Amsterdam with an additional office in London to support key customers and travelers. TripActions is the first end-to-end travel startup to establish a global footprint as it takes on the legacy travel management companies.
TripActions will deploy the same hub-and-spoke model when it opens offices in the Asia-Pacific region later this year.
“A lot of people tried to disrupt the major travel management companies, and they always failed,” said Ariel Cohen, CEO of TripActions. “We had this vision to be a startup that is always going for it and creating an end-to-end business travel solution that includes the globe. The launch in Europe is just the first step in our international footprint.”
TripActions is seeing 23 percent month-over-month growth as it approaches over 1,000 customers. To focus on delivering exceptional service and industry-leading support to its growing customer base, TripActions plans to increase its current 250 employee base to over 800 in the next 18 months. The company in March announced a $51 million Series B financing round that will be used to expand its customer service infrastructure globally.
The rapid growth comes as TripActions sees wide adoption of its end-to-end platform, offering road warriors a large selection of flights and hotels and personalized results which cut booking time from hours to just minutes. Travelers using TripActions are proactively notified of flight delays and cancellations, often times before they know there’s a problem, with travel agents providing alternative booking options via chat or phone.
“TripActions was founded to help end the stress that road warriors experience on the road,” Cohen said. “In order to support the infrastructure needed to do it, we need to put physical footprints in regions where planning travel may be challenging. We’re committed to being there for our customers and travelers in every way we can. Expanding our services globally is a very natural decision for us.”
At TripActions, we believe nothing can truly replace the value of being there in-person. So we built an end-to-end travel platform to make business travel as easy as possible for road warriors. TripActions travelers enjoy proactive 24/7 support to help when plans unexpectedly change and personalized results to book a trip in minutes. Customers save an average of 34 percent on their travel spend and give TripActions a 97 percent satisfaction rating. Find out why leading companies such as Box, SurveyMonkey and Foursquare trust TripActions for their business travel. TripActions is Bay-Area based and was founded in 2015 by Ariel Cohen and Ilan Twig. Learn more at TripActions.com or on the TripActions blog.