Trip Ninja expanding into international travel market
Halifax-based startup Trip Ninja is carving a niche for itself in the international travel industry.
Trip Ninja was one of the top ten ventures emerging from Dalhousie’s LaunchPad Accclerator 2017 cohort. They pitched their company in front of a crowd of 350 alumni, faculty members, industry partners and community members at the LaunchPad Accelerator Demo Day on July 19. Two days later, Trip Ninja integrated with the computer reservations system Galileo, owned by TravelPort, an international travel service company based in the U.K.
Andres Collart (BEng’14, MASc’16) was inspired to create a solution after experiencing difficulties booking a multi-city trip in Europe, so he launched Trip Ninja with fellow Dal Engineering alumni Brett Ziegler (BEng’14) and Rob Dumont (BEng’14), as well as Julieta Collart.
The platform enables users to plan trips involving multiple destinations, helping them to find the lowest-cost flight combinations between locations. “With Trip Ninja it’s easy to provide any person with a personalized trip created just for them,” said Collart at the LaunchPad Accelerator Demo Day.
Customers can use the Trip Ninja website to plan a trip and then book their flights by phone with United Travels, a travel agency in Halifax. Collart and his partners hope to strike a partnership with an online travel agency within the next month, which could provide significant revenue to help the company grow.
Read more in “ENTREVESTOR: Halifax’s Trip Ninja eyed by online travel agencies” on thechronicleherald.ca.