This is our story, that’s how Smartvel started

Our mission is to be a global reference of technology and destination content in the tourism sector

The garage phase

2013 was the year our team had to respond to two questions:

1. Would the tourism sector accept a service that provided information solely on what there was to do in a particular location during specific dates?

2. Would it be possible to organize this abundance of digital information on the web?

It was also the year to conceptualize and build the basic design that could be shown to clients, which was solely a simple search engine which included filters for date and location, that would then return with results based on these two categories.

Yes, it’s true, the first Smartvel office was indeed a garage, literally, with cars parked about a 1 meter away from our desks.

Manufacturing phase

Mid-2014, with the help of SEGITTUR, CDTI and private investors, 13 IT engineers joined the team to optimize the development of the data processing system and to construct the first basic design that could be shown to clients.

From an autoclave manufacturing plant turned into a start-up incubator, we began to understand the needs of the tourism industry, building solutions that took advantage of our gold mine: the data on what there was to do in a specific location on specific dates.

The roof-top office phase!

These first sales made us stand up among a few clients and allowed us to gain a few big clients, and for Caixa Capital Risc and ALSA to invest capital by the end of the year which gave the Company a new push. In December 2015, at last, we set up in a nice top-floor office in downtown Madrid and everything became new: new offers, new versions, new deployments, new clients, new segments, new locations, new ideas, new countries.

A long road await us. We are dreaming big and we hope to become the global reference for those travelers that ask themselves ¨What can I do, WHEN I travel in X PLACE?¨ X place standing for anywhere in the world.

Smartvel in the world

  • Madrid

    Headquarters

  • Buenos Aires

    Eduardo Meléndez

    VP Sales LATAM

  • Bangkok

    Ivan Cintado

    VP Sales APAC Región

  • Zurich

    Bernard Eggen

    VP Sales EMEA

  • United Kingdom

    Thomas Bangert and Jeremy Duff

    Senior Sales Consultants UK

  • Dubai

    Mohammad Masri

    Sales Representatives Middle East

  • Bogotá

    Juanjo Martí and Carles Hernández

    Sales Representatives Colombia & Central America

  • Santiago de Chile

    Jorge Bastías

    Senior Sales Consultant Chile