travel managers looking to uncover off-channel bookings now have an additional
tool to streamline the process.
Traxo, which provides itinerary intelligence and travel data aggregation technology,
has created a new product to integrate off-channel booking data with duty-of-care, expense, price assurance and agency partners.
as Traxo Marketplace, the solution allows data captured via the existing Traxo
Connect system to be integrated in real time with travel service providers such
as Business Travel Direct, Yapta, iJet, Chrome River, Tripbam and several more.
“One of the
challenges corporate travel managers face when it comes to managing ‘invisible’
out-of-policy bookings is getting that data to their relevant downstream
managed travel service providers, because those service providers don’t have a
way to access that data if it isn’t booked via their TMC,” says Traxo chief commercial
officer Cara Whitehill.
with Traxo Marketplace, these service providers are better equipped to support
their corporate clients who use Traxo Connect for off-channel data capture,
because that data can now flow seamlessly into their respective applications.”
Mutual corporate clients of Business Travel Direct and Tripbam will
be the first to use the Traxo Marketplace.
implementing Tripbam price assurance for our clients in 2016, we’ve seen the
tremendous savings it provides them for their GDS in-program hotel bookings but
had been unable to provide that same price assurance capability for their
out-of-program bookings, because we couldn't see them,” says Business Travel Direct's managing director, Julie Oliver.
Marketplace will help us fill that gap and provide an even more holistic
service to our clients by capturing that out-of-program data and seamlessly
sharing it with Tripbam.”