Travelport is joining the mobile party this week, unveiling its own take on mobile travel management services with ViewTrip, an application for smartphones.
ViewTrip is an existing desktop service for Travelport-connected customers, but the latest incarnation has been developed solely for Android and iPhone mobile devices.
ViewTrip Mobile is essentially a mobile travel concierge service which will be made available via travel agencies, primarily in the corporate travel sector.
Travelport CIO Mark Ryan first hinted that a mobile version of ViewTrip was in development in January this year.
Tools included on the service range from live flight alerts and updates and airport/city guides to GPS-enabled amenity and service finding tools (such as restaurants) and a currency converter.
But clearly the main element of the app is the management service, allowing users to add and edit travel arrangements from their handset.
Travelport's ViewTrip Mobile joins the likes of the Mobile Travel Assistant from Amadeus and TripCase/GetThere mobile products through Sabre.
Travelport is introducing its effort in the UK first, with other countries expected to come on-board from the second quarter of 2012.
Corporate travel agency Chelsea Travel Management was involved in a testing programme for the tool, labelling it "one of the richest apps of its kind".