Interesting development from Etihad Airways as it targets business travellers with a mapping tool to help productivity on the go.
The airline has partnered with LinkedIn for the Etihad Mapped-Out service which enables users to message new contacts, arrange meetings and displays connections geographically.
Travellers can define how they want to search including by country or city, specific industry or first/second degree contact and are then presented with a map displaying the relevant connections. Contacts can also be messaged directly via the service.
The Mapped-Out technology has been developed using LinkedIn's API and users can also access a map of Etihad's destinations on the service.
The corporate travel sector has been creating some interesting developments across mobile and social media with tech firms, airlines and travel management companies vying for attention.
Expect more on this front as companies continue to join up the dots to get nearer to the much talked about seamless experience.