Traveldoo to launch first European mobile platform for managed and unmanaged travel spend

Business travellers can access one consolidated and synchronised itinerary on their mobile device whether travel arrangements have been made through a TMC or over the Internet, and share itinerary items with colleagues, family, or friends.

Traveldoo, the provider of online business travel services platforms, today announced the launch of a European mobile platform that by combining travel booking aggregation and mobile content delivery, will make business travellers' lives easier and help companies improve travel management.

Traveldoo's mobile application for iPhone and Blackberry provides business travellers with instant access to consolidated and synchronised itineraries (flights, trains, hotels, car hires...) regardless of the booking channel. In addition to travel arrangements made via Traveldoo's Web corporate booking platform, Traveldoo's mobile application will support the integration of reservations made outside the company's TMC or preferred booking channels. Automated email processing and online itinerary editing will be added to the existing PNR sync capabilities and travel vendor data feeds.

The mobile application will keep travellers informed about the approval status and the compliance of their trips, show a summary of fare and rate conditions, and display product-specific delivery information such as rail ticket on departure. It will also help locate hotels, car rental agencies, rail stations and airports, and enable to email selected itinerary information, e.g. messaging rail seating to a colleague.

About half of European business travel spend is unmanaged and not addressed by business travel technology providers. SMEs and large organisations using Traveldoo's Web and mobile platform will benefit from a single place to capture managed and unmanaged travel spend, and identify quickly employees travelling to at-risk destinations. Businesses which haven't implemented a travel programme will also be able to use Traveldoo's Web and mobile platform to centralise travel data and introduce a structured approach to travel.

Traveldoo Supplier Network (TSN) and Traveldoo Booking Sync Engine are the two core technology components enabling the aggregation of managed and unmanaged travel bookings.

Traveldoo Supplier Network unifies access to the diversity of travel services providers through connections to GDSs (Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre et Worldspan), connections to distribution systems and aggregators (HRS, hotel.info BSI for hotels, thetrainline for UK rail services, Business Transport Resource for ground transportation...) and direct connections to suppliers' reservation systems (Belgian, Dutch, Français, German, Swedish and Swiss railways, Eurostar, Thalys, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt…).

" The reach of content available through our platform combined with new mobile technologies enabling the design of greater user experience will have a very positive impact on the travellers' experience, " said Olivier Mindren, Vice President Marketing, Traveldoo.

Traveldoo's mobile application for iPhone and Blackberry will be presented at the Business Travel & Meeting Show in London on February 8th and 9th.

About Traveldoo

Traveldoo is the European provider of online travel management solutions, enabling businesses to improve the performance of their travel procurement processes and reduce travel expenditure, making business travellers' lives easier and helping travel agencies develop quickly and efficiently their Internet distribution channel.