- Turnover tipped to hit €40m this year
- Employs 50 people from 12 nationalities
- Holidays arranged for more than 200,000 people
Click&Go will open an office in Poland next year, and is also looking to expand into Britain and elsewhere in Europe, said boss Paul Hackett as the online travel provider celebrated its seventh birthday.
“We’re looking to replicate our business model,” he said. “Poland has a population of 10 times that of Ireland, similar holiday patterns, good propensity to buy online, great route network to all the key holiday destinations and reasonably low levels of competition in the Online Travel Company/Dynamic Packaging space. Once we crack Poland we’ll look at other European expansion ahead of looking at the British market.”
Hackett co-founded the company at the height of the recession with Bob Haugh, and said he didn’t take a salary in the early days as the company started to grow.
Paul Hackett has worked in the travel industry for 30 years, with Aer Lingus Holidays, Budget Travel and JWT. He set up NST Travel in Ireland in 1996 with Click&Go his second travel startup.
“We’re a home grown Irish success story competing with some of the huge major multinationals like Expedia, Travel Republic and Booking.com and we are now growing our share of the online travel business in Ireland.”