13 de February 2018
Almundo invests USD 2 million in Bogota and Medellin IT development hub
The regional omnichannel travel company Almundo continues to expand its technology team with the creation of an IT Development Hub in Colombia. This is a major project whose initial phase will involve an investment of USD 2 million backed by the company’s steady growth in recent years at the regional level.
The team will consist of 50 developer engineers who will be located in the Bogota offices and in new facilities in Medellin. According to Invest in Bogota, the country’s capital has been positioned as one of the top 5 destinations for investments in Latin America. "Matters such as being home to the country’s main IT cluster, a workforce that accounts for 51% of the sector’s jobs, one of the lowest operating costs among Latin American capitals and supply of telecommunication connectivity make Bogota an attractive destination for new companies arriving in the country," says Juan Gabriel Pérez, CEO of Invest in Bogota. One area that has attracted increased interest among foreign companies is the technological development that has occurred in recent years in the country.
"After surveying different locations, we realized that Colombia has a wonderful human capital. The supply of professionals exceeds that which we’ve found in other Latin American countries," says María Oriani, Country Manager of Almundo.
"What’s more, we’ve received great support from public and private organizations that are interested in seeing the country grow as a high-tech development center," adds Diego Gastón Pérez, Loyalty Head at Almundo.
“Almundo views each of its clients as unique and as requiring a differentiated service, and this great project has been developed along this line of thinking. One of the main goals is the creation of a platform focused on providing each client with personalized experiences," explains María Oriani.
“Travelers are currently seeking experiences that begin the moment you start to plan the trip. This is clear for us at Almundo and it is the fundamental point on which we are focusing. With this project we seek to be more assertive for the customer, conscious that technology is critical to achieving this goal," she adds.
Globalizing the brand and becoming a technology company that provides tourism services are the other major challenges facing the company and that’s why we decided to extend its in-house IT team. "It's very different when you have your own development team, the results are different; the fact that they are hired directly by the company means that they are impregnated with the culture, the commitment is greater, they feel this project is their own and we thus become a brand that employs technology," explains Almundo’s Country Manager.
Information given by Invest in Bogota