AmTrav, the modern business travel solution built from the ground up, announced today the ability to integrate off-channel bookings into its platform. Now, customers who prefer to book on a supplier web site or other third-party site can simply forward their email confirmations to AmTrav and the booking will be automatically imported. Once there, travelers and their companies will enjoy the same visibility and benefits that they receive for traditional AmTrav bookings, including 24/7 service and assistance from its team of U.S. based travel advisors; inclusion in real time reports; and traveler tracking through AmTrav’s integrated duty of care product.
To deliver this solution, AmTrav is taking advantage of powerful email parsing technology provided by Traxo, a Dallas-based software-as-a-service company that is a leader in travel data aggregation and itinerary intelligence. The Traxo CAPTURE parsing platform supports over 8,000 unique formats for travel confirmation and folio emails in nearly 40 languages, covering over 1,000 major booking sources worldwide: airlines, hotels and boutique lodging, car rental, rail providers, online travel agencies, ground transportation, dining reservations, activities and attractions.
Although the “open booking” concept has generally been met with skepticism among the corporate travel establishment, AmTrav believes it’s providing a useful differentiator.
“We’re not religious about where or how people book,” said AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee. “We just want what’s best for each traveler.” AmTrav’s home-grown, award winning booking tool a2b was built to be content source agnostic and already handles GDS inventory, NDC content, and content from other sources. “So if a traveler wants to book a conference rate or use another site for whatever reason,” Klee continued, “why not integrate that, too?”
“What’s unique about what we’re doing here,” added AmTrav president Craig Fichtelberg, “is that we will truly integrate these bookings, it’s not just a facade. We’ll even service them, so if a customer books their air with us and their hotel with Hilton, they don’t have to contact two different places to change their trip.”
“The managed travel ecosystem is evolving rapidly, and we’re very excited to partner with AmTrav as they lead the way with an innovative and flexible client-centric service model,” said Andres Fabris, Traxo Founder and CEO. “Leveraging technology to meet customers where they are, instead of limiting their choices, is a win-win for everyone: travelers gain more flexibility and companies gain broader coverage without sacrificing access to the critical data they need to support their business.”
Initially, AmTrav is offering the service only for hotel bookings, but they plan to soon extend it to flights and car rentals.
AmTrav is the ITP Partner in the USA. AmTrav provides the only complete business travel solution that delivers travel, reporting, duty of care, and support all within one modern system, built from the ground up. With its proprietary web-based booking tool and 24/7 in-house support team, AmTrav makes business travel easier for travelers, travel managers, and their companies. If you’re looking for something fresh and new for travel management, look to AmTrav.
CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —