Traxo, a Dallas, US-based data aggregation platform, has teamed up with EasyJet to offer corporate travel clients flying with the airline a means to capture their business travel bookings for duty of care and spend tracking
By integrating the Traxo CONNECT platform to their internal systems, businesses will be able to view employees’ business travel bookings made via EasyJet’s website. This will provide improved visibility for corporate travel managers, and thus enable them to better track employee’s travel workflows.
By leveraging Traxo’s proprietary FILTER technology on the company’s email server, the confirmation emails of bookings made directly with a travel supplier will be synced with Traxo CONNECT, enabling real-time spend and itinerary visibility for corporate clients, and data integration to downstream duty of care services.
“We’ve heard loud and clear that safety, duty of care and value for money are key priorities for both corporate travel managers and their travelling employees,” said Andrea Caulfield-Smith, Head of Business Development for easyJet. “By partnering with Traxo, our corporate customers have the opportunity to use Traxo to get visibility of their business travel bookings which are made directly on easyJet’s website or mobile app and to get the most of both worlds – the same low fares and quality service they expect alongside the assurance of having visibility of those bookings and making them available to their duty of care provider for safety tracking.”
A recent study conducted in 2018 by GBTA indicated that 68 per cent of corporate travellers booked air tickets directly with airlines, with 44 per cent citing better prices and more convenience as the reasons why. A vast majority (82 per cent) indicated they felt it important that their companies know of these travel plans ahead of time, but only 47 per cent indicated their companies have a system to capture these travel itinerary details.
“By making these business travel bookings available to our corporate clients and their risk management providers via Traxo CONNECT, we help them fill a critical gap in booking visibility and make these cost-effective direct bookings more practical,” noted Traxo Founder and CEO Andres Fabris. “At the same time, their employees are happier with the flexibility they get from booking directly with an airline. Happier employees and programme savings are a win-win for everyone.”