app satisfies traveler demand for ‘one stop’ mobile solution
Langley, U.K., May 28, 2019: Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, announced today that it has now signed up over fifty agency customers across five continents to its Trip Assist white-label mobile app.
Trip Assist is a branded mobile app designed specifically for travel agencies to help strengthen traveler engagement, support travel program compliance and reduce service costs by delivering an improved travel experience. It offers rich functionality for Apple and Android devices including smart itinerary management, day-of-travel assistance, click-to-call agent support and flexible messaging capabilities including rich push and Facebook Messenger.
Among those most recently signed for Trip Assist are leading travel agencies such as CT Travel (UK), Ezfly (Taiwan), Cisalpina Tours (Italy) and Top Viajes (Mexico).
According to Travelport’s 2018 global survey of 16,000 travelers, mobile engagement is crucial to both leisure (67%) and business (69%) travelers. They view centralized itinerary management tools, such as Trip Assist, as critical to providing them with a seamless experience from pre-trip to booking and on through until they arrive home.
Commenting on the growth of Trip Assist, Stephen Shurrock, Travelport’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “The strong demand for Trip Assist by many of the world’s smartest agencies demonstrates their continuing desire to engage with travelers at all stages of their travel journey. It also satisfies the customers’ expectation to have all the information they need to manage their travel experience in a single, easy to use app tailor-made for a device they’re already carrying and using throughout their trip. Trip Assist is a great example of how our platform provides choice, performance, experience and intelligence to our customers and their travelers through unique content and technology.”
In addition to Trip Assist, Travelport’s mobile products also include Fusion, a branded mobile engagement solution built specifically for airlines and fully bespoke mobile solutions for leading travel brands including BCD Travel, easyJet, Singapore Airlines and many more. Travelport has won over 30 awards since 2014 for its travel apps, including a platinum award for ‘Best Mobile App Design’ at Best Mobile App awards in 2018 for the BCD Travel app and ‘Best Transaction Experience’ at the User Experience UK awards for the easyJet app in 2017.
Travelport is the technology company which makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better. It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel platform.
Travelport has a leading position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The company also provides IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.5 billion in 2018, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K., has over 3,700 employees and is represented in approximately 180 countries and territories.