Egencia® TripNavigator solves “last kilometre” hassles for Aussie business travellers by connecting with Uber Sydney – February 24, 2016 – Egencia® TripNavigator app now solves “last kilometre” hassles for Aussie business travellers with personalised information and choice for selecting the best route and ground transportation options throughout their journey.
The most recent Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey revealed that travellers are wasting time grappling with ground transport and don’t always have the information they need to choose wisely. For 46 per cent of business travellers in Australia, arranging ground transportation is the most frustrating part of booking their own travel. Frustrated, unaware of other options or pressed for time, 72 per cent of these travellers choose to default to the taxi line at the airport as the easiest way to find their way around an unfamiliar city.
To make this part of the journey better, Egencia® TripNavigator – an app that streamlines the business travel experience by connecting users with hotel and flight booking, travel alerts and trip summaries – is now connecting with Uber and City Mapper to provide personalised route information directly to the traveller. At every stage of the trip, the traveller sees an in-app summary of ground transportation options. Whether by car, walking or public transportation, these options automatically use the address or location of the traveller’s next step in the trip. Without having to enter details, the traveller gets the time to destination and estimated costs and is seamlessly delivered the information they need to get them on their way.
Michael Gulmann, Vice President of Global Product and Marketing at Egencia said, “Egencia is committed to exploring technology solutions to help travellers with the challenges they face, including busy schedules, complying with corporate policy and staying efficient without wasting time wandering around or waiting in lines. “Business travellers turn to Egencia for end-to-end booking solutions. By partnering with trusted mobile apps we provide personalised options for getting around, right within Egencia® TripNavigator,” Mr Gulman said.
“Traveling for work can be stressful and often business travellers can feel ‘lost in transit’ when they arrive in a new city. Now with the Uber and Egencia® TripNavigator integration, they can easily navigate a new destination and have the peace of mind that a reliable ride is just a tap away,” says Max Crowley, Uber for Business.
To see how the new Ground Transportation options work on Egencia® TripNavigator for iPhone, download the app here.
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About the Egencia Business and Travel Technology Study
This study was conducted on behalf of Egencia by Northstar, a globally integrated strategic insights consulting firm. The study was conducted among 6,072 international business travellers who travelled at least 2 times in the past year. The survey was conducted in 12 markets: UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, China, Australia, India, USA and Canada. Surveys were completed online from January 7-22, 2016.
About Egencia® TripNavigator
Egencia® TripNavigator is a free app that streamlines the business travel experience, by allowing you
to choose from 200,000 hotels and enjoy exclusive, mobile-only deals. Features include:
• My Trips – Instantly view upcoming trips and access all the relevant details and available
• Flight Booking – Streamline search with ‘Refine’ and ‘Similar Flights’ features, browse results
based on preferences and confidently book flights in few taps
• Hotel booking – The intuitive map-based view, current location search and comparison
feature make it easy to select the perfect option
• Egencia® AssistMe – Personalised service from an Egencia Travel Consultant is only one click
• Alerts – These timely notifications, like flight alerts, often arrive even before they are posted
at the airport, giving Egencia travellers a head start when disruptions occur
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