Sunday Times Tech 100 recognises three travel firms

Sunday Times Tech 100 recognises three travel firms

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Three travel companies have made it onto the Sunday Times Tech Travel 100 listing of the UK’s fastest growing private technology companies.

Online private jet hire firm Victor is placed 15th in the rankings with average sales growth over three years of 142.93% and latest annual sales of £7.9 million.

Three quarters of the company’s major shareholders are frequent flyers, including Sir Elton John.

Victor entered the world of private jet chartering in 2011 with its booking and travel management app, connecting customers directly with operators and allowing transparent price comparisons.

Funded by capital from its private investors, it has raised £15 million in three funding rounds and acquired US-based music tour private jet charter service YoungJets earlier this year.

Travel search engine Skyscanner is placed 51st in the list with average sales growth over three years of 62.37% and 2014-15 sales of £92.9 million.

This is the sixth consecutive year the Edinburgh-based company has featured in the top 100.

Skyscanner attracted investment by Sequoia Capital in 2013 which valued the business at £500 million, and last year the company acquired Chinese metasearch company Youbibi and Hungarian mobile app firm Distinction.

Online travel management company Click Travel appears in 90th place on the top 100 with average sale growth of 45.54% and latest annual booking of £92.5 million.

This Birmingham company organises travel for corporate customers such as TalkTalk, Adecco and Caffé Nero, which use its website to book tickets and hotels, find cheap deals, and manage their travel budgets.

It is also halfway through a four-year deal worth up to £800 million to provide travel management services to public bodies in the UK.

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