Travel data aggregation and itinerary intelligence specialist Traxo has announced that it will debut a new solution designed to help SMEs monitor and manage their business travel activity.
Traxo Connect for SME will debut next week at the GBTA Convention in San Diego. It is a new corporate travel data management solution designed for companies with under US$10 million in annual travel spend and/or unmanaged programmes.
Based on Traxo’s existing platform, the new tool includes Traxo Filter, which provides real-time data capture when employees book travel without the need for them to forward emails, whether they book direct with an airline, hotel or rental car site or through online meta-search tools. It also features a dashboard with a visualisation of a company’s current booking activity and spend.
Travel managers or those looking after travel spend also receive real-time visibility into all employee itineraries, as well as access to downloadable reports to track past and future planned spend.
The solution also integrates hotel price monitoring by Tripbam, which ensures companies can rebook rooms if a lower price becomes available, as well as flight delay compensation support from Airhelp.
Andres Fabris, founder and CEO of Traxo, commented: “Many small to medium companies have told us they need better tools to manage their corporate travel activity, but really don’t have a need for the full-service solutions typically offered by TMCs and don’t want to coerce their employees into using a particular booking tool.
“When you have comprehensive, real-time travel data access, forcing employees into a single booking tool is unnecessary and runs counter to the movement toward traveller centricity. Real-time data visibility gives corporate travel managers lead time to adjust employee travel plans if necessary, and with price assurance from Tripbam they can be confident they’re getting the lowest qualifying hotel rates. Employees are happier and more productive, and travel managers no longer have to spend their valuable time playing bad cop.”
Traxo will demonstrate Traxo Connect for Small and medium-sized enterprises on stand 1039 at the Global Business Travel Association: formerly the NBTA (National Business Travel Association) and renamed in February 2011. It provides its members (business travel management professionals) with educa... Convention, which takes place from 12-15 August.