In August 2014, Travelport invested in Locomote, an Australian travel technology company, acquiring a 49% share. Locomote’s travel management platform saves companies time and money by enabling them to book, authorise and manage their travel from anywhere in the world by leveraging all the latest technology and content that our platform already offers.
Since investing in Locomote, it has steadily expanded and as a result has now hired nine new business development managers (BDMs) as it continues to rapidly expand.
All the BDMs have experience in corporate sales and will be responsible for sourcing new business and building relationships with customers.
Locomote CEO Philip Weinman said the company would continue to recruit people who could help the business to grow. “The demand for our products, both across Australia and throughout the rest of the world, has been phenomenal and we are constantly looking for excellent people to join our team,” he said.
“These BDMs have been carefully chosen for their experience and ability. However, it doesn’t stop there. We will be announcing further appointments as the business continues to grow.”
Through Travelport's strategic investment in Locomote, they have significantly strengthened their offering to both corporates and TMC's by improving the end-to-end customer experience.