In 1998, Webjet began as a small start-up seeking to disrupt traditional norms in the highly competitive online travel industry. In just over 10 years, Webjet became the #1 OTA in the Australian and New Zealand market. Our success was fuelled by a culture founded on customer focus, innovation, and creativity.
We took this culture overseas in 2013 when we established WebBeds in Dubai, and again sought to disrupt the industry, although this time in B2B wholesale travel distribution. In just over 6 years, WebBeds became the #2 global B2B provider.
And then in 2016, we acquired GoSee (formerly Online Republic) as we saw a company with massive potential, with a culture that was extremely similar to ours and with established leadership positions in their travel B2C travel verticals.
Today, our digital travel businesses, spanning both wholesale and retail markets, sell travel all over the world, supported by smart technology we build and invest in that differentiates our offerings and make booking and transacting travel better. You can find out more about our travel brands and technology business and investments in Our Businesses.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had devasting impacts on our industry, however with markets re-opening and countries easing travel entry requirements, there is significant growth opportunities across all our businesses to deliver upon our strategic objectives.
To become the
#1 global B2B provider
market share leadership
Timelines & milestones
Scroll through our timelines and key milestones for an overview of our evolution, including key acquisitions, brand launches and investments that support our strategic objectives.
Our approach to Sustainability.
We are committed to creating sustainable earnings and capital growth for our shareholders and to support all our stakeholders including employees, suppliers, customers and the communities that we serve.
Our sustainability framework centres around three principles: making a positive social impact, reducing our operational impact on the environment and maintaining ethical corporate governance processes.
Details of the current sustainability initiatives Webjet Limited is undertaking to make better choices for our business, our communities and the environment are set out in our latest Sustainability Report. Download: FY22 Sustainability Report.
Making a positive social impact.
We believe we can best make a positive social impact and create value by maintaining a highly engaged workforce, protecting human rights and mitigating modern slavery, maintaining high customer engagement and supporting communities. We acknowledge our responsibility goes beyond risk management and the importance of creating value for our team, our customers and our communities.
Reducing our operational impact on the environment.
We accept that our customers, shareholders, employees and the community expect that we will operate our businesses in an environmentally responsible manner, and recognise the importance of doing so. We are focused on minimising our own environmental impact and looking for ways to reduce our footprint. We also recognise we can play an important role in educating our customers and the travelling public on the economic, social and environmental impacts of their travel.
Maintaining ethical corporate governance processes.
We are committed to an ethical and transparent approach to business. We realise running an ethical business goes beyond managing just the behaviour of our team. It extends to complying with regulations and maintaining best practice corporate governance, particularly when it comes to data privacy and security, and maintaining high standards of business ethics.
Our company values.
All of our successes and growth have been made possible by our culture, embodied in our people, which is underpinned by five key values – Respect, Integrity, Delivering Value, Agility & Hunger to Win.
Our people are our greatest asset. They bring passion, commitment, dedication, and pride in what they do. We respect each other, we value collaboration, we are prepared to have robust debate and we have fun in what we do.
We are focused on delivering superior outcomes. We always seek to do the right thing and value integrity, accountability and delivering quality in everything we do.
We are focused on delivering high quality products, excellence in customer service, maintaining strong relationships with our supply partners, providing an engaging and supportive work environment for our employees, and delivering value for our shareholders and the broader community.
Unafraid to disrupt traditional norms, we constantly challenge ourselves to look for new ways to win and deliver value. Our people are agile and nimble and we empower them to effect change.
Hunger to win.
As we grow, we remember our humble roots and always strive to retain the spirit that comes with being the challenger brand. We constantly seek to challenge ourselves to find new growth opportunities, innovations and creative ways to deliver value across all aspects of our business. We value curiosity, being brave and having confidence to try new things.