Traxo, a specialist in corporate travel data, is working with Amex GBT to automatically capture data from bookings made out of the travel management company's channels.
Amex GBT is using Traxo’s Filter technology to capture the data and bring it back into its own systems.
Mark McSpadden, vice president of product strategy and UX for Amex GBT says that booking within managed channels means travelers are supported through the trip process and travel managers can meet duty of care obligations.
“By bringing out-of-policy bookings back into the Amex GBT marketplace, travel managers can better understand what travelers are booking and improve visibility into total travel spend,” he says.
Andres Fabris, founder and CEO of Traxo, says: “Locating a traveler during a period of disruption is a risk management concern for companies of all sizes, in all industries, around the world. When bookings are made ‘off-channel,’ they are invisible to the reporting tools and systems typically used by corporate travel managers. Traxo’s solution automatically aggregates and parses travel bookings from any source and is the antidote to this long-standing challenge of invisible bookings for managed travel across the globe.”
He adds that the levels of travel disruption experienced in recent months highlight the importance of real-time traveler visibility.
“It has become essential for modern travel managers to have a pre-trip consolidated view of employees’ itineraries. Not having sight of even one trip can have significant adverse consequences,.” Fabris says.
Traxo partnered with easyJet back in 2019 to help corporates keep track of direct bookings by filtering emails for confirmations from travel suppliers.