Travel management software provider Travelogix is set to launch its new mobile-based personal tracking, warning and communication app TravelGuard as it delves into the traveller security sector.
To be unveiled at 2017’s Travel Technology Europe event, the app – which took a year to create – is designed to protect, engage and communicate with employees who are travelling while on business.
Available on Android and iOs, it uses GPS tracking and communication technology to give real-time warnings and information about disasters and other threats to travellers.
It provides travel and security managers with real-time city or street level traveller locations, risk analysis information, security alerts and the tools to communicate directly with affected travellers.
Tahir Zia, business development manager at Travelogix, said: “Our expertise in travel and travel data combined with their proficiency in mobile security applications has enabled us to deliver a feature rich yet simple to use and technically advanced traveller security application.
“The two variants of the product, TravelGuard Go and TravelGuard Pro, will see us supply a lighter solution for the more cost conscious travel management company or travel manager whilst providing enterprise level solutions to those who require enhanced functionality. Both versions of the system will help fulfil every corporation’s duty of care objectives and responsibilities.”
Travelogix’s founder and chief executive Chris Lewis added; “Our ability to seamlessly combine pre-trip travel data with real time GPS data means that users can determine not only who may be affected by security alerts before they travel but swiftly identify, locate and communicate with travellers who are caught up in an incident and require assistance via a selection of integrated communication channels.”
Travelogix specialises in data management and reporting solutions for corporate travel, and will also display its new initiative, ConsoliData, at TTE 2017.
The program aggregates data from multiple travel management companies to provide multiregional corporations with a global view of data via the Analytix platform. It removes the need for corporations to centralise their travel program with a single global travel management company and so retain the service and local knowledge of regional TMCs.
Chris Lewis said: “In recent years independent TMCs have been under pressure from multinational clients who are demanding centralisation of their travel program with a global TMC due to cost saving goals and a desire to standardise service on a global scale.
“Travelogix research has indicated that independent TMCs in the UK are losing regional elements of global travel programs and despite having partner agencies in other regions often shy away from the opportunity to jointly bid for global contracts or fail in their bids due to what appears as a lack of global synergy in the supply chain.
“ConsoliData broadens the options for those multinational corporations who are considering centralisation of their travel program and provides independent TMCs with the opportunity to jointly bid for global business as a network of regional agencies who may already be managing or want to manage the regional portion of a global contract.”
Tahir Zia, Business Development Manager at Travelogix, continues “ConsoliData has the potential to change how multinational corporations think about globalisation by allowing them to maintain the service and relationships already in place with regional TMCs whilst avoiding the unnecessary upheaval of global migration to a single supplier.
The solution will provide Travel Managers with a global or regional view of their data in any currency via Analytix in order to monitor and manage global or regional spend, trends and booker behaviour.”