Silicon Valley startup accelerator helps Flight Centre Travel Group connect with travel startups.
Flight Centre Travel Group (ASX: FLT) today announced that it has partnered with Plug and Play, a leading startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley.
“Together we hope to discover, support and scale promising travel technology startups. We are engaging across verticals such as air, hotels, cruise, tours and product distribution. We are also interested in promising in-destination services and technologies,” said Graham “Skroo” Turner, CEO of Flight Centre Travel Group.
“We serve millions of customers and are always looking for innovative ways to improve the user experience, from search and booking all the way through the travel experience. We look forward to working with great founders and their services,” said Atle Skalleberg, Chief Digital Officer of Flight Centre Travel Group.
About Flight Centre Travel Group
Flight Centre Travel Group (ASX: FLT) has grown to be one of the world’s largest travel agencies since its founding in 1982. Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, the company has more than 30 brands in its portfolio, more than 3,000 leisure and corporate travel sales teams worldwide and employs more than 20,000 people.
After starting as a leisure travel agency, the company is now also one of the world’s largest corporate travel managers through a network of specialist brands that includes FCm, Corporate Traveller, cievents, Campus Travel and Stage & Screen.
The company also operates a small but rapidly expanding network of in-destination businesses, which includes tour operators, destination management companies and hotel management groups.
About Plug and Play Tech Center
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. We connect startups to corporations and invest in over 150 companies every year. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 24 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 6,000 startups and 180 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 365 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $6 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk.
For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com