Travelport launches free travel planning app
Travelport has announced the launch of Travelport ViewTrip Mobile, a new travel application for users of smartphones in the Asia Pacific region.
Following a launch in the UK earlier this year, ViewTrip Mobile is one of the first fully integrated GDS powered travel itinerary apps available.
ViewTrip Mobile aims to deliver information and other tools to give travellers control of their travel arrangements at any time. The new app will features simple registration with future trips automatically synced, flight status updates with live flight alerts, weather forecasts and currency conversion facilities as well as detailed airport and city guides.
Travelport, through their development partner ManticPoint, are also offering a ‘white label’ version of ViewTrip Mobile to enable travel agents to brand the app and itineraries to use their own logo and colours, control content and decide which affiliate content appears. The white label version enables agents to manage and target communications with their customer via the app during periods of disruption or the travel environment changes.
“We are delighted with the addition of ViewTrip Mobile to the services we can provide for our travellers,” said Caroline Mongey, Operations Manager for FCm Travel Solutions Ireland. “We have already received a number of comments explaining how powerful the app is and it is clearly enhancing the travel experience while increasing our value as a travel partner.”
“Mobile technology is playing an increasingly important part of a traveller’s overall experience and our mobile strategy continues to result in new, innovative solutions for our customers,” commented Matthew Jones, Product Manager at Travelport. “ViewTrip Mobile is an exciting step forward for travellers as it provides them with rich trip information along with a wide array of destination content and tools, all in the palm of their hand. We are constantly developing new products that satisfy the needs of the travel community and are thrilled with the positive impact ViewTrip Mobile is making.”
Travelport ViewTrip Mobile will be available to customers in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Thailand initially, with other Asia-Pacific countries to follow. ViewTrip Mobile is available free of charge to all Travelport travel agency customers currently using the Travelport ViewTrip itinerary solution.