Egencia unveils business travel app following ‘Future of Travel’ survey

A mobile app for business travellers has been unveiled by Egencia.

TripNavigator will allow corporate travellers to review and amend their bookings on-the-go using mobile devices, with features including real-time travel update alerts, itinerary reviews, and the ability to browse and book local hotels.

The worldwide launch follows a recent ‘Future of Travel’ survey by Expedia and Egencia which found that 70% of 18 to 30-year-old professionals use mobile devices when booking travel or monitoring their trip in Europe.

Egencia TripNavigator incorporates technology from Expedia’s acquisition of mobile travel apps builder Mobiata ,with a design that has been optimised for business travel.

Developed with feedback from Egencia customers, the app provides travellers with step-by-step navigation, much like a GPS device offers driving directions, and features access to Egencia’s global hotel inventory.

The app provide the same hotel choices, policy-compliant options and peer reviews available on the company’s web site.

Egencia TripNavigator is available to Egencia clients from Egencia apps on the iOS platform. Egencia says it will deliver the functionality in native app format for Android phones early next year.

Europe and Asia Pacific senior vice president Christophe Peymirat said: “As the Future of Travel study shows, travellers will increasingly look at their mobile devices to help save time and be more efficient when they are on the go.

“We are addressing this trend and continuing our core strategy of leveraging research and development from the Expedia group to accelerate our rhythm of innovation. Through technology, we will continue to dramatically improve the traveller experience.”

Egencia president Rob Greyber added: “Consumer brands have set a high bar with leisure travel apps that travel management companies like Egencia need to meet in order to drive sustained use of corporate travel apps.

“Egencia TripNavigator brings the best consumer travel experience to the enterprise user, serving as a must-have mobile travel assistant with integrated access to Egencia Customer Service when help is needed.”

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