Disrupt Awards Q&A: Anatoliy Kuryumov, Raketa

Raketa is a finalist in this year’s Business Travel Show Disrupt Awards. General manager Anatoliy Kuryumov told us about this new online booking tool and app from Russia

When were you launched?
12 April 2018

How many people are working for the company?
27 (as of 16 January)

Sum up what your company/product does in one sentence.
Raketa is a ‘neutral’ online booking tool providing corporate clients the opportunity to work directly with any service providers and giving business travel agencies the possibility to connect any corporate clients and service providers.

Raketa is an online booking tool that provides transparency and control over travel budgets for the corporate travel sector.

Why is it unique?
This product allows the management of a corporation’s business travel in several countries with access to local content with or without a TMC or agency.

What problem does it solve?
Raketa makes it possible to reach further savings even in a highly mature travel programme whilst getting more transparency and control over your travel spend. 

What platforms is it available on/can integrate with?
Raketa can serve as a travel module and be integrated with corporate enterprise resource planning or HR systems like SAP, Oracle, 1C, etc.

What markets is it available in?
Raketa is currently available in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

Which companies are using it already?
Two TMCs in Russia (IBC Corporate Travel and HRG), 20-plus international accounts (like AVON) and more than 20 national accounts.

What do travel managers like about it?
It’s easy set up and gives access to local content. It also offers compliance to travel policies, an authorisation process and security.

Why do travellers like it?
The user interface and experience and the speed; a trip can be organised in just a few minutes. They also like our ‘Rocket in your pocket’ mobile app.

What are your growth plans?
We aim to launch operations in more Commonwealth of Independent States countries in 2019.

The Business Travel Show Disrupt Awards will take place on Wednesday, 20 February at 1200 at London’s Olympia. To register for free pass for the two-day event, visit businesstravelshow.com/register

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