Australia's Largest Online Travel Agency Webjet Expands To Tampa

Australia's largest online travel agency is expanding to the U.S. and has picked Tampa as its location.

was established as a company in the U.S. on Jan. 1 and its website went live on April 1.

Company executives say they chose Tampa because of the labor pool Tampa offers.

A few of Tampa's other travel agencies have downsized, which opened up a place for Webjet with well-trained potential employees.

Webjet is currently looking for customer service employees to answer phones and emails, and plans to hire about 20 employees in the next year.

The company plans to make sure it can handle anticipated growth for the next yea, says Kelly Rieger, VP for finance and business development of Webjet.

Webjet has been in business more than 10 years and previously operated only within Australia.

Based on increased demand in the Australian market, Webjet decided to expand to the U.S. to give Australians the opportunity to travel outside of the country with Webjet. They now have international travel.

Webjet also offers travelers the opportunity to reserve hotels and cars. The hotel services started April 1 and the automobile rental service started two weeks ago.

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Writer: Mandy Erfourth
Source: Kelly Rieger, Webjet
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