nuTravel Readies Mobile Booking Capabilities
Purchase, New York – February 22, 2016 – nuTravel, provider of the corporate travel industry’s most reliable and flexible booking solutions, today announced it has been developing corporate booking capabilities for mobile that can be integrated into any of the travel industry’s leading mobile itinerary management apps. Mantic Point, a UK-based provider of white label, itinerary management apps will be the first to integrate.
nuTravel will provide a seamless workflow so that business travelers can continue to use their current corporate sponsored apps but now with the ability to book in-policy travel. The first phase will include hotel booking capabilities and will be available in the second quarter of 2016. Air, car and rail booking will follow in phase two.
“With the industry focus on mobile we asked ourselves how we could best leverage our expertise in corporate booking to support the TMC community and their customers,” said Rich Miller, General Manager of nuTravel’s Corporate Solutions business unit. “The logical answer was to continue to do what we do best – reliable, flexible booking – and partner with companies that excel at mobile itinerary management.”
Mike Atherton, CEO of Mantic Point, added, “Our mutual customers are very happy with Mantic Point’s white-label apps and nuTravel’s online booking tool. So when they began asking if we could work together to improve the user experience we knew this could be an amazing opportunity. A single, brandable app that can meet all of a traveler’s needs throughout the life of their trip is exactly what the industry has been wanting.”
nuTravel’s booking capabilities allow policy changes made to the desktop booking version to be automatically reflected in the mobile version. Mantic Point will automatically hand off travelers from their app to nuTravel and back again.
Damar Christopher, VP of Product & Customer Solutions said, “Based on our research, we believe the rise of ‘rogue bookings’ was due to the lack of content and sub-par user experiences previously offered by corporate booking technology. We are closing the gap in both areas by using our ‘open integration’ approach and providing the same content found on popular leisure sites combined with a great user experience.”
nuTravel coined the phrase ‘Open Integration’ in 2014 to describe their philosophy of integrating with multiple industry-leading applications to meet the demands of travelers and travel managers alike, while furthering their user-centric vision of what a great corporate booking tool should be.
nuTravel delivers the corporate travel industry’s fastest, most flexible online travel booking solutions available today. Successfully pairing industry expertise with the right technology, nuTravel’s diverse portfolio of online travel solutions provide a robust and intuitive selection of travel content to users while delivering a smooth integration into travel management companies and corporations of any size. Since 2002, over 8,000 corporations have chosen nuTravel as their solutions provider; composed of varying sizes and industry expertise with travel budgets ranging from $50,000 to $100 million.
To receive more information, visit www.nutravel.com or call 914-848-4169.
Mantic Point provides white label integrated itinerary management services to the travel industry. It supports travel management companies (TMCs) and travel agents to deliver a seamless post booking experience to their corporate clients, travel bookers and individual travellers. Founded in 2004, Mantic Point is a privately held company headquartered in Leeds, UK.
For more information visit www.manticpoint.com