mTrip Joins the Ranks of French Group Misterfly
Driven by innovative product and service offerings, MisterFly continues its expansion with mTrip. Using mTrip’s expertise in mobile solutions, MisterFly will be developing personalized mobile applications that will allow them to better assist travelers throughout their purchasing and travel journey.
Since 2009, mTrip has been redefining the mobile travel experience. First with a B2C mobile application, offering travel guides that reached over 3 million downloads. Followed by an expansion to the B2B market in 2014, with white-label solutions for the tourism and leisure industries. Thanks to a very robust and agile platform, mTrip has quickly attracted the attention of the corporate travel industry, developing white-label and custom solutions for travel companies around the world.
For mTrip, the merger with MisterFly will be a great opportunity to strengthen resources, technological exchanges, and accelerate its growth in existing and new markets. For MisterFly, this expansion enriches the differentiating services provided to its customers, and is also a first step in the North American market.
Nicolas Brumelot, President of MisterFly, says : « We are pleased to welcome mTrip to the MisterFly Group. As part of our development projects, we wanted to extend the range of services offered to all MisterFly customers. For these innovations, we chose to add the know-how of professionals who master this expertise. mTrip’s custom-made mobile applications can be tailored to the specific needs of each of our distribution channels. We will soon be offering an enriched and personalised customer experience throughout the journey, extending our services beyond the booking process, namely between booking and departure, but also at destination. Collaborating with mTrip’s team will also strengthen our monitoring of the user experience and technologies and will allow us to increase our competitive advantage. »
According to Frederic de Pardieu, CEO and Founder of mTrip : « This is truly a win-win operation, in line with the DNA and shared-values of our two companies. It’s an opportunity to drive more value to our customers, accelerate our growth in the European market, and strengthen our position around the world. We are truly excited to join the MisterFly family, they grew from 15 team members in 2015 to 250 today, winning one million passengers in 2 years, and selling over 270 million. We were drawn in by MisterFly’s remarkable success story, there’s a good reason why they were highlighted in the Tech5 Europe Award in 2017, the French Tech Pass and Skift’s Top 20 Travel Startups to Watch 2018. MisterFly was able to establish itself in a competitive market with the recognition of its peers and the general public, and we will accompany the growth of the group with strong conviction ».
mTrip will be fully merging with MisterFly, with its founders joining the executive team.
With mTrip, MisterFly further strengthens the group’s technological know-how and will now benefit from a base across the Atlantic to reach new markets and develop its products and services for business travelers. MisterFly already serves the corporate travel industry through another division, Koedia, a software company specialized in information systems dedicated to the travel industry. Amongst its customers are business travel specialists like Appart’City, CDS Group, Havas Voyages, HCorpo and IAlbatros.
MisterFly is an innovative travel platform launched in September 2015 by the trailblazing business partners Nicolas Brumelot and Carlos Da Silva for more than 20 years.
MisterFly makes user experience and customer service for individuals and travel professionals its top priority! That’s why MisterFly focuses on the quality of the customer journey and service, the simplicity of the booking process, price transparency, the diversity, richness and competitiveness of its offers and the innovation of its services.
Prestigious partners have already chosen MisterFly to expand their offering, not only travel agencies (more than 3,000 travel agencies, including global networks such Leclerc Voyages, Carrefour Voyages and Thomas Cook) but also e-commerce leaders such as vente-privee.com, Cdiscount, BazarChic and diversified actors like Paris Aéroport, Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur, etc.
Since MisterFly’s launch in 2015, more than 1 million passengers travelled with the French OTA. The company achieved sales figures totalling €231 million in 2017, won multiple awards such as the prestigious Tech 5 France and Tech 5 Europe competition and is among the prize-winners of the 2017/2018 Pass French Test. MisterFly is made up of a team of 250 people working in offices in Paris, Barcelona, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Sophia Antipolis, Brussels, Milan and Lisbon.
MisterFly, headquartered in Paris, holds majority stakes in H-Résa (hotel reservation), Idiliz (private travel sales), Koedia (travel-software firm specialised in connectivity), Next Vacances (works councils) and MisterRoom (hotel distribution).
Founded in 2009 in Montreal (Canada), by Frédéric de Pardieu, mTrip is a leader in mobile solutions with a distinctive range of white-label platforms and custom solutions developed for the leisure and business travel industries, serving clients around the world.
With tailor-made applications created to meet the specific needs of travelers, mTrip helps travel companies leverage mobile tech innovation and keep their competitive edge. With a strong focus on traveler experience, mTrip builds “all-in-one” exclusive solutions that will allow each client to improve customer services, engagement, loyalty and revenue opportunities.
mTrip has customers in over 35 countries with references like Alatur JTB, BCD Travel Affiliates, Collette, Exo Travel, Frequent Flyer Travel Paris, Globus Family of Brands, JTB, Private Travel, Radius Travel.