It is clear technology has revolutionized the way business travel is conducted – most clearly seen in the Online Booking Tool (OBT) space. Today’s business travelers need a user-friendly product that is fully functional across desktop, mobile apps, and full service; as well as providing more choices before, during and after the trip.
OBTs are a powerful weapon in a Travel Management Program’s arsenal – saving companies time and money through lower transaction fees, policy enforcement, unused ticket management, and contract savings.
Concur is one of the industry’s leading online booking tools where travelers can book domestic and international flights, reserve rental cars and make hotel and rail reservations 24 hours a day, seven days a week– all from their desktops, smart phones and tablets. Concur’s pre-trip approval system supports single and multi-tiered approval hierarchies and documents each reservation with the time, date and authorizer comments associated with each trip. The traveler’s information is stored in their personal profile and can be updated at any time and will automatically sync into Tru Travel’s global distribution system.
With GetThere, you’ll get a strategic tool that can streamline processes, improve supplier and contract management, and drive adoption, policy compliance, and most importantly savings.
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- Easy access to air, car, hotel, and rail reservations 24/7, and the ability to add all the memorable “extras” including dining and events
- Easy-to-use, familiar online shopping interface designed with user input
- Access to lower fares, and increased use of preferred suppliers and negotiated rates
- Flexible integration with procurement and enterprise-wide systems, streamlining procurement operations and driving efficiency
- Each GetTherebooking site can easily match the look and feel of the corporation or government agency’s intranet, incorporating logos, custom colors, online tutorials, travel links, trip templates, feedback forms and announcements
- Works across global managed travel programs with site implementations in 100 countries and solutions in 15 languages
NuTravel offers an advanced suite of highly adaptable booking and corporate travel management solutions designed to surpass business requirements while helping to improve your bottom line.
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- Take Control
Travelers have even more control over travel options, preferences and the ability to personalize plans. Travel Managers can enforce policies, take advantage of corporate discounts and preferred suppliers.
- Open for adapation
Custom-configure for the way you do business – without sacrificing speed, security or reliability – while seamlessly integrating third party content and technology into travel management programs.
- Value realization
Higher adoption allows for significant cost savings through reduced ticket prices, increased use of preferred vendors, greater policy enforcement at point-of-sale and streamlining of Expense and Meetings management.
- Under the hood
Our tools are built using open, modularized and expandable architecture that actively separate business logic from the mechanics of interacting with reservation systems.
- Perception is key
Creative UI elements like search result matrices, comparison grids, hotel property images and seating charts let travelers visually interpret their trip-booking process from start to finish.
The innovative, proprietary and highly sophisticated pinSIGHT solution has been designed with all agents in mind. Ultimately, pinSIGHT will be available to all agents whether they book hotels via the GDS or through pinSIGHT’s dedicated online site.
PinSIGHT users will find unparalleled details on virtually every conceivable hotel option. The selections include public and private hotel channels in one screen, pricing from prepaid inventory to rates featuring significant value-adds, and all room categories, plus extraordinary mapping capabilities – each of which places your agents in the driver’s seat, in competing directly with those online sites focused strictly on price alone.
For GDS users, pinSIGHT is designed to seamlessly integrate into each agent’s current workflow and formats. The GDS version allows automatic entry of client-negotiated rate codes and hotel loyalty program information, allowing for increased compliance and faster loyalty point accumulation both for clients and agents alike. pinSIGHT for both GDS and online users will also highlight and easily identify all hotel partners participating in the Travel Leaders Network Worldwide Hotels Program and Select Hotels & Resorts.
TRU TRAVEL SUPPORT & ENHANCEMENTS
Tru Travel not only provides our clients the most innovative OBT Technology, but also has the expertise and support to make your company’s online adoption soar. While many Travel Management Companies are able to fulfill the booking process of an OBT, Tru Travel customizes and enhances your online tools in order to drive adoption and traveler satisfaction.
Several ways in which Tru Travel supports and enhances Online Travel include:
CUSTOMIZED WEB PORTAL
Tru Travel offers our clients a customized, co-branded travel portal with the ability for user messaging updates, links to Travel Policy, and Concur online booking tool. Tru Travel’s Web Development Manager will customize the web portal to the exact wants and needs of your company. Additionally, our Web Development Manager is responsible for updating and maintaining the site.
While many TMCs provide their clients an allotted amount of training time (per their purchase package), Tru Travel will always provide complimentary training – whether that be the initial implementation training to administrators, or large lectures and demonstrations to the actual travelers, or even re-fresher training classes for administrative assistants. Tru Travel is committed to making your online travel program a success.
ONLINE SET-UP FEES
With Tru Travel there are no hidden fees or extra surcharges to help set-up the travel program. Your company will pay for the services they receive on a per transaction basis. Unlike many TMC’s, Tru Travel charges a one-time fee for the initial set-up of an online booking tool, or implementation, a savings of over $2,000.00.
ONLINE HELP DESK
Should a traveler have a question in regards to their OBT, Tru Travel’s Online Support Desk is available for their use (at no extra cost). Tru Travel offers an online booking help desk from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST, Monday through Friday. The support will include assistance with the use of and navigation within the online tool, assistance with retrieving forgotten passwords, establishing profiles, setting travel arranger privileges to authorize or delegate travel permissions and other assistance as appropriate.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tru Travel will customize, maintain and update your company’s Online Travel site. Tru Travel’s Technology Solutions Manager need only be added as an administrator, and Tru Travel will take care of all technology needs of your OBT (at no charge).