Flitways aims to shake up NZ travel market

Los Angeles based travel technology company Flitways is coming to New Zealand
  • Stuart Corner (Computerworld New Zealand)
  • 09 August, 2017 11:28

Los Angeles based travel technology company Flitways is coming to New Zealand, saying its services will be available immediately in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington and in smaller markets later.  

Flitways claims to provide businesses with booking tools to help manage their global ground transportation through a secured platform that it says “fits the way businesses travel.”  

The company was founded in October 2013 to “broaden the reach of transportation by curating a network of ride providers,” according to its website.  

“By integrating the FlitWays booking engine into a partner website, businesses gain the ability to sell ground transportation in addition to their core product or as a stand-alone service,” it says. “FlitWays provides security and peace of mind for both business and private travellers with secure booking and all-inclusive rates.”  

It “allows travellers to search and schedule the best fitting mode of mobility, and helps drivers better utilise their equity.”  

The company claims to connect some of the world’s largest airlines, online travel agents and travel distributors with over 400 airports with a fleet of over 15,000 vehicles. It says it works with Pokémon, Amazon, Samsung, Xerox, TUI Group, Royce Rolls and many others by offering a custom global ground transportation solution to make business ground travels more efficient in 170 cities around the world.  

FlitWays' director of growth, Zacky Hamraz, said the company was coming to New Zealand because it is “one of the regions that is experiencing substantial growth in both corporate and leisure travel. Our technology.”