SINGAPORE, 3 April 2017: Sabre’s GetThere travel management solution moves to the next level with the launch of a fast, design-led mobile experience to provide business travellers a simple way to book and manage in-policy travel while on the go.
Based on research sessions to evaluate what travellers and travel managers needed from an online booking tool, the newly redesigned GetThere empowers travellers to make smarter in-policy booking decisions.
The new consumer-grade and streamlined user experience gives them more self-service options and delivers an optimal search, shop and book experience whether on mobile or desktop.
Other new GetThere features include: A simplified and responsive design, fully optimised for a mobile road-warrior; an intuitive booking workflow powered by Sabre’s technology that is accessible and consistent on any device – desktop, tablet, and smartphone; and Sabre’s air merchandising capabilities to support airlines’ branded fares with existing travel policy.
“Today’s business traveller wants the convenience of self-service solutions. Our new traveller-centric design in GetThere puts the user first with new mobile capabilities and relevant content that’s essential for a smarter travel programme,” said Sabre Travel Network interim president Wade Jones. “Travel managers and travellers will also have access to more content and the ability to differentiate various fare offerings from airlines including branded fares – helping business travellers get the exact services and features that they need to be productive.”
GetThere, travel managers have more options to use fare rules to identify Out-of-Policy fares and control whether certain flights are displayed within the search results.
Business travellers have access to the full breadth of available fares offered by the carrier, beyond lowest air fare.
Visa, a recent adopter of GetThere as their preferred online booking tool, generated the company’s highest adoption rate and bookings in compliance.
The company switched to Sabre’s corporate booking tool to empower employee business travellers with an efficient self-service solution and optimise cost control when it comes to procurement and negotiated fares and rates from suppliers.
Prior to implementing GetThere, Visa had a very low adoption rate, hovering around 17% company wide. As an immediate result, online adoption increased to 70% within the first week of the GetThere launch.