Forty-seven years after man first landed on the moon, there is finally a single mobile technology platform that allows space travelers and business travelers alike to self-manage in-transit booking, payments, expense reporting, safety and security matters, with the launch of the new Traveler Experience platform.
While the majority of business travelers want to manage their trips using technology, today they must rely on several different mobile apps to navigate the whole journey. According to a recent survey, The Digital Business Traveler, published by Sabre Corporation and the GBTA Foundation, 77 percent of business travelers in North America prefer using self-service technology to manage their travel but 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.
To address this disconnect, Sabre (NASDAQ: SABR) unveiled today its new Traveler Experience Platform at its annual Connect corporate travel conference in Dallas. The Traveler Experience Platform brings together the critical aspects of travel management into a single mobile app that will manage the whole trip for business travelers. The Platform 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 travelers to check-in with their employer via a GPS location and request assistance if an emergency arises.