The WE in WeTravel
Why WE do
The leading vertical SaaS for the $500 billion multi-day travel industry; an all-in-one FinTech and SaaS platform built to manage the bookings and payments, so travel businesses can focus on creating trips.
WeTravel is the only integrated-payment platform built for multi-day travel companies that helps travel businesses, of all sizes, transition from traditional, disjointed booking and payment methods to an all-in-one, simplified platform.
Why WE started
Empower small businesses to grow through technology.
WeTravel began in 2016, with three Co-Founders—Johannes Koeppel (CEO), Garib Mehdiyvev (CTO) and Zaky Prabowo (CMO)—who had a similar passion for a local style of immersive travel, hailing from Switzerland, Azerbaijan and Indonesia respectively, and a fascination with technology.
The initial idea for the platform sparked from Koeppel’s time working for The Red Cross—with small communities and local travel businesses around the world—he experienced how disjointed the booking and payment process was for multi-day travel businesses; the payment system was archaic, causing missed and delayed payments (often sent by cheque) to vendors and confusing itineraries for customers. He believed technology could better the system and help local businesses and communities increase revenue and drive traffic to their trips.
In 2014, WeTravel's MVP was launched for student group travel organizers. In its prototype, the platform processed more than $600k USD in transactions. Noting the platform's demand within the student travel segment of the multi-day travel industry, the business expanded its offerings in the wellness segment. Finding similar success, WeTravel expanded into all segments within the multi-day travel industry, evolving its product to be built as a vertical SaaS for the multi-day travel industry.
Where WE are now
Empower all multi-day travel businesses to streamline booking and payments.
Why WE do it
WeTravel makes the booking process--from itinerary building to trip management--accessible and easy for all travel businesses. Its evolving FinTech solutions include instant payment, vendor transfers and WeTravel Cards, at the industry's lowest processing fees.
For the multi-day travel industry—which is often made up of small- to medium-sized businesses that lack proper technology—the platform creates opportunities to increase revenue and customer satisfaction (recurring revenue potential), allowing for all businesses to easily transact with travelers, vendors and suppliers.
Although used by all business sizes, WeTravel began and continues with a heart for helping increase revenue for local business owners—so that money can be funneled back into communities, businesses and people, becoming a solution that has economic and social impact.
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