Musafir.com launches new tech centre
Musafir.com, a UAE travel website, has launched its third technology centre in Pune, India. Looking to double its technology team by the end of the year, the Pune centre will complement existing technology and product teams already operating out of centres in UAE and Mumbai.
Albert Dias, the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Musafir.com said: “Musafir.com was founded with the promise of a stellar user experience backed by the best technology. The establishment of our third technology centre in Pune reinforces our commitment to this promise. Our aim is to double the strength of our engineering team by the end of the year, and herald a new generation of innovative user experiences for our travellers.”
Musafir.com currently has 400+ members spread across 15 offices in eight cities and is looking at aggressively bolstering its technology and product teams at the Pune centre.
Offering a wide range of travel services, including flights, hotels, holiday packages and online visa services, the expansion of the tech team is crucial from a business diversification and rapid scaling point of view. With online travel poised to breach the $53 billion mark in India and the GCC by 2018, technology becomes the key to tap into this opportunity. Musafir.com expects its technology and product headcount to grow 50 per cent faster than any other vertical within the company.
“The launch of our technology centre reiterates our ever-growing focus on the Indian market. Technology is a key ingredient in the growth recipe for any business today; we understand and appreciate this more so than ever, being a travel ecommerce player. Technology is core to our long-term strategy, and our technology centre in Pune is an essential cog in the wheel that will propel Musafir.com through the next decade of exponential growth,” added Rajesh Pareek, Group CEO, Musafir.com.
Musafir.com has plans to expand further in India and add more countries to its GCC portfolio, and this technology and product team based in Pune will help to accelerate the delivery of next-generation web and mobile applications, along with innovative products and solutions for travellers worldwide.