Dolphin Dynamics, a UK specialist travel technology supplier, has opened an office in Sydney.
The new base is Dolphin’s second overseas following the opening of a software development centre in Cairo last March.
The London firm said the move will accelerate its international expansion following a number of new customer acquisitions in Australia.
These include “a wide range of leisure and corporate travel agencies, tour operators as well as specialist rewards and incentives companies”, the firm said.
Dolphin has also secured a strategic partnership with Amadeus in Australia and New Zealand, announced in February last year.
New Dolphin clients nclude Sean Simmons Travel, Platinum Travel Corporation and Snowcapped Tours.
Dolphin said another large client is due to be rolled out and several prospects are in the pipeline for early 2014.
The Sydney office is being partly staffed by project management and technical staff who have relocated from the UK and initially will be run by Simon Wakeford, head of strategic initiatives.
He has been seconded to the office for three months to establish Dolphin’s presence in the market and to provide additional support for ongoing customer projects.
Wakeford said: “We have been delighted with the response of the Australasian travel industry to our marketing activities with Amadeus in the region.
“To ensure our rapidly growing customer base in this market receives the best possible service, we feel it is important to have a skilled local presence so we can directly assist Amadeus in successfully rolling-out and supporting Dolphin.”