WeTravel, an online platform for small travel companies to collect payments, manage bookings and pay suppliers, has announced they will create at least 100 jobs in the next three years across their new operating and sales location in Scottsdale, Ariz.
“We’re very proud and excited to bring WeTravel to Scottsdale. The talent pool, the economic climate, and the business infrastructure make Scottsdale an obvious choice for our company’s expansion, “ says Johannes Koeppel, CEO/co-founder of WeTravel.
With more than 1,200 travel businesses using the platform, WeTravel is currently hiring for account executives and customer support representatives at the Scottsdale location. Candidates are encouraged to apply at https://www.wetravel.com/wetravel-jobs.
“Economic opportunity will continue to flourish for the City of Scottsdale with companies like WeTravel choosing to grow their business in our region. Their diverse and motivated team will make a great addition to the thriving business community here in Scottsdale,” says Rob Millar, Director of Economic Development.
The company considered multiple markets including Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and Denver, but ultimately selected Scottsdale due to the region’s competitive costs to do business, the availability of talent and access to local resources. In addition, the executive team was energized by the entrepreneurial spirit of the region and felt alignment with the regional leaders.
“Greater Phoenix continues to see a growing number of innovative technology companies expanding to the region,” says Chris Camacho, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “WeTravel’s expansion to Scottsdale is exciting and they join an ecosystem of disruptors that are putting this region on the map.”
WeTravel is an online payment platform that helps small travel companies transition from paper-based and traditional finances, communication and marketing to digital excellence fit for today’s modern travel industry. Today, WeTravel offers a wide variety of digital services for travel operators including trip booking pages, smart payment processing, easy booking management, and international transfers to vendors. Serving thousands of travel businesses worldwide, WeTravel is a global company with offices in the US, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more information, visit www.wetravel.com
About the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
Established in 1989, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) actively works to attract and grow quality businesses and advocate for the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix. As the regional economic development organization, GPEC works with 22-member communities, Maricopa County and more than 170 private investors to accomplish its mission, and serve as a strategic partner to companies across the world as they expand or relocate. Consistently ranked as a top national economic development organization, GPEC’s approach to connectivity extends beyond the fabric of the community. Known as The Connected Place, Greater Phoenix is in a relentless pursuit of innovative and entrepreneurial technology-focused companies that are committed to changing the game. As a result, GPEC has fueled the regional economy by bringing more than 800 locates, by creating more than 130,000 jobs and has contributed a capital investment of $14.8 billion over the past 30 years. For more information about GPEC, visit gpec.org.
City of Scottsdale Economic Development
Scottsdale is one of the state’s leading job centers, with a diverse economy built on medical research, high-tech innovation, tourism and corporate headquarters. Scottsdale is home to nearly 18,000 businesses supplying over 150,000 jobs. The ASU SkySong Innovation Center, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with nearby Arizona State University. The Scottsdale Cure Corridor is a partnership of premier health care providers and biomedical companies seeking to advance medicine and patient care through cutting-edge research. For more information, visit ChooseScottsdale.com.