Click and Trip is a business travel platform that helps companies book, manage and report on their business travel. Its unique booking tool offers one-stop shopping across flights, hotels and trains.
The acquisition marks the Barcelona-based startup’s third — and largest — acquisition since the pandemic, having previously picked up risk management startup Albatross in summer 2020 and US business travel firm NexTravel in January this year.
What is Click and Trip?
Click and Trip is a business travel booking platform that helps companies book, manage and report on their business travel. It uses technology to reduce the cost and complexity of business travel for everyone involved. The company offers a single specialist booking platform for UK-based companies, with options for inbuilt policies and approvals, and 24/7 customer support.
Click and Trip is a travel management company that was founded in 1999 and is based in Birmingham, England. The company is currently raising funds from investors, and has a valuation of $5.2 billion. The company has acquired several other travel startups, including Albatross, a risk management startup, and NexTravel, a US-based business travel management company. The company is planning to continue to acquire other travel startups in the future.
How does Click and Trip work?
Click and Trip (also known as Buy Online Pick Up In Store or BOPIS) is a convenient shopping service that allows consumers to order products online and pick them up in-store or curbside. The retailer will notify the consumer when their order is ready, and all they need to do is come to the specified pickup location, show proof of identity, and collect their items.
Retailers that offer click and collect services are able to reach a wider customer base by appealing to shoppers who may not prefer one method of shopping over another. Plus, it eliminates the need for shipping, which can be a costly aspect of purchasing products.
Business travel booking platform TravelPerk has bagged UK-based Click Travel, in a deal that’s likely to see the latter operate under the TravelPerk brand. The acquisition is the latest in a spree by the Barcelona-based startup, which picked up risk management company Albatross during the COVID-19 pandemic and US-based NexTravel last month.
What are the benefits of using Click and Trip?
Click and collect is an excellent choice for consumers because it is fast, convenient, and cheaper than home delivery. It also helps avoid the risk of shipping and returns. In addition, click and collect often offers better customer service than home delivery.
For corporate travellers, the platform is a one-stop shop for everything travel related. It can search thousands of travel providers and provides a wide selection of flights, hotels, trains, car hire, and airport parking. The tool also takes care of reporting, making it an easy way to manage business travel.
The company has been on a buying spree since the pandemic began, scooping up risk management startup Albatross in summer 2020 and US-based NexTravel in January. This latest acquisition will add to the company’s global presence and further boost its travel booking capabilities. TravelPerk says it will retain the staff at Click Travel and operate both brands as independent platforms until a future integration is planned.