Canadian-based corporate travel management company MeritBiz has launched a new business travel app for iPhone and Android devices, designed to deliver “best in class itinerary management and duty of care solutions.”
The app, self-titled MeritBiz, has a suite of features centred around four key principles – traveller support, itinerary management, communication and duty of care. With the app, clients are able to access detailed city maps with restaurants and points of interest without the requirement of mobile data. They’ll also be able to manage their expenses, store their travel documents and embed other pertinent travel information from other apps like Uber and OpenTable.
According to officials, the MeritBiz client can rest assured when travelling with the app because it delivers extensive duty of care benefits like interactive emergency messaging, advanced traveller tracking by live agents and targeted disaster response. The app also performs key communication functions that allow the user to not only share their itinerary, but engage in direct messaging with a MeritBiz travel consultant 24/7.
“Business travel is very fast paced, so planning, flexibility and safety are paramount,” says Dirk Baerts, president, MeritBiz. “We wanted to provide our clients with tools to simplify their travels, so they can focus on the reason for their trip, and not have to worry about administrative travel tasks. However, we know that simplifying travel processes is just not enough. That’s why the app’s value is not only in the features that organize traveller itineraries, but also the safety features such as traveller tracking. Bridging the gap between technology and service, the app connects travellers to their coworkers, their business offices, and to our agents.”
COURTESY OF BAXTER TRAVEL PRESS.