SOUTHLAKE, TX — Using Sabre’s newly launched Traveler Experience Platform corporate clients can self-manage in-transit booking, payments, expense reporting, safety and security matters.
The mobile app combines the online booking capabilities of GetThere for air and hotel, the itinerary management and messaging features of TripCase and the e-payment solutions of Sabre Virtual Payments.
Sabre has also introduced a travel risk management solution to the platform, SafePoint, which helps travellers to check-in with their employer via a GPS location and request assistance if an emergency arises.
“Travel is a strategic investment for corporations that can bring significant returns which is why we built a platform that provides scalable innovation to drive two key objectives: experience and efficiency. In the past you had to give up one to have the other. With this scalable platform, you basically have it all,” said Florian Tinnus, Sabre’s Vice President of Traveler Experience.
Within the platform, corporate policies are automatically adhered to when business travellers book or rebook trips, expenses are automatically captured and stored and a detailed expense report is auto-filed when the trip is complete, all from the traveller’s mobile device.
The Digital Business Traveler survey, published by Sabre Corporation and the GBTA Foundation, shows 77% of business travellers in North America prefer using self-service technology to manage their travel. On average they use nine different apps to manage their business travel with the most popular apps being airline, hotel, booking, car and restaurant apps.
Any time a country or region imposes any sort of visa stipulation – even if it’s a waiver – the travel industry sighs a collective groan, knowing the obstacles and headaches to come.
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