UAE’s first travel website Musafir.com has launched its third technology centre in Pune, India. Musafir.com is looking to double its technology team by the end of the year. The Pune centre will complement the technology and product teams that are already operating out of centres in UAE and Mumbai.
“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,” said Albert Dias – Co-founder and chief Technology Officer (CTO), Musafir.com.
Musafir.com currently has a 400+ members spread across 15 offices in 8 cities looking at aggressively bolstering its technology and product teams at the Pune centre. Musafir.com offers a wide range of travel services, which include 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 this opportunity. Musafir.com expects its technology and product headcount to grow 50% 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.” said 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.