WaterPlay USA Secures $400K to Expand Its Services Internationally.
The largest platform for booking water-related tours in the United States, WaterPlay USA, has recently announced the closing of a $400k round of financial funding and included former president Sabre Travel Network, John Stow, to their Board of Directors.
This newly recent capital comes from the North Caroline-based travel and technology executives, including John Stow and Bill spruill, founder of AddressDocter, which as acquired by Informatica. This latest investment will be used to accelerate WaterPlay USA growth in the nationwide travel activities market as well increase its sales and customer support team.
In addition to investing into WaterPlay USA, John Stow will be taking a seat on the Board of Directors. John was formerly the President of Sabre Travel Network and Senior President for Sabre Holding. Under John’s leadership, Sabre Travel Network enhanced and grew its leadership position by providing its travel agency and corporate customers industry-leading products and service. They focused upon cost reduction through reinvention while increasing customers satisfaction and growing booking share.
“John is a well-respected travel industry veteran. We are honored for him to join our company’s Board of Directors and look forward to working with him as we continue to grow our company,” said Will Smith, President and CEO of WaterPlay USA. “This helps serve as additional validation for WaterPlay USA and its goal of being a leader in the travel activities industry.”
“After working with Will and the WaterPlay team over the past year, I am excited to be joining the Company’s Board of Directors,” said John Stow.”Their solution to the highly fragmented tours & activities market is the future of this industry.”
Featuring a software and reservations platform that dramatically alters the booking process for water sports and activities,WaterPlay USA currently offer hundreds of adventures across the country and in the US Virgin Islands. Featured business includes local activity providers with specialty service like Jet Ski rentals, harbor boat tours, snokel explorations and surfing lessons.
WaterPlay USA takes the effort out of planning and allows its users to get back to their vacations.”Travelers have scheduled their flights and hotels online for many years, why not find and reserve your vacation activities through a booking engine too?” said Walt Smith, Co-founder and COO.