Delgado travel agent Bobby is moving from Austin, Texas, to San Francisco, according to a listing on the travel agency’s website.
The agency, which is based in Delgado, Texas’ historic town of La Porte, announced on its website Tuesday that it would move to San Marcos, California.
Delgado has more than 1,000 hotels, and it operates a network of more than 20 hotels and vacation homes.
Travelers can book at the hotel or travel agent online or by calling 877-927-0800.
“Our mission is to serve you, and we will do so by delivering you quality and innovative service at competitive rates,” the company wrote.
The company did not provide an exact time frame for the move.
The news comes as the travel industry is trying to find ways to stay competitive with online booking sites and other online travel agencies.
Travel agents are the largest independent travel agency business in the U.S. and they account for more than 40 percent of the country’s travel spending, according the American Travel Association.
Delgeys travel agency will add more than 700 jobs and the company will also build a new hotel and office in San Marcos.
The announcement comes a week after the U-Haul Company, which operates some of the largest U-hauling companies in the world, announced it was closing a new U-haul facility in the San Diego area.
U-hovers have been making big moves in recent months, including the closing of a new facility in Denver, Colorado, in August, and the opening of a facility in Phoenix, Arizona, in September.
In August, the UHaul company said it was investing $300 million to expand its operations in the country and added a new service center in Phoenix.
Travel industry leaders also are taking a hard look at the growth of the online travel industry, saying the industry is growing more rapidly than traditional travel agents, which are still the biggest travel business in their respective states.
The industry is expected to see a 10 percent growth rate from 2017 to 2020, according a report by consulting firm Mercer.
Travel agent John Ralston, who has been an independent contractor for Delgado since 2011, said the company has experienced “disaster after disaster” in the past decade.
Delgadas current business plan is to grow and create jobs, he said.
“We have been blessed with tremendous growth in our business model and we have been able to sustain this growth through some of these setbacks and failures,” he said in a statement.
“These are the types of things that a good business does.
They grow the business and make sure that people stay.”
Delgada’s decision to move to the city comes after the travel company announced that it was ending its relationship with the city of Austin, which was considered one of the nation’s most competitive travel markets.
The Austin-based travel agency had been in Austin since 2003 and had more than 3,600 locations, according its website.
Austin is the second-most popular destination for Austin-area travel, according To the U., which says the Austin market is home to more than 200 U.s destinations.
In 2015, Austin had an average daily ridership of 2.4 million.