Travel Technology Europe 2015 – Exhibitor Newsletter
There is less than a month to go until Travel Technology Europe 2015 opens its doors. Taking place at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London on 25-26 February 2015, Travel Technology Europe is the only dedicated exhibition and conference for travel technology buyers to source, learn and network in Europe.
This year sees the 12th annual event, focusing on bringing innovation to the forefront via ‘Disrupt’, a brand new feature and a unique platform from which to showcase Europe’s latest and most innovative products relevant to the travel industry. Alongside Disrupt, visitors can look forward to thought-provoking speeches, panel debates led by industry experts, practical case studies and interactive events. The event, which features a full and varied conference programme, attracts the very best of the sector’s talent year after year.
Please see the below exhibitor news and a selection of the media opportunities that will be available at the event.
About Travel Technology Europe:
Now in its 12th year, Europe’s specialist travel-related technology and marketing event, Travel Technology Europe, is focused on bringing together technology, travel trade and transport professionals. The two-day business event provides visitors with insightful expert guidance on technology purchases, useful advice on distribution, revenue, marketing and sales strategies around the hottest technology issues affecting travel businesses.
Featuring a selection of thought-provoking speeches, industry panel debates, practical case studies and interactive events, Travel Technology Europe provides practical and inspirational content for Europe’s top travel technology professionals.
Registration for press and visitors is now open: www.traveltechnologyshow.com/register
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RightRez Exceeds 85% Fulfillment Rate for Crew Bookings:
RightCrew 2.0 streamlines the booking and management of complex crew air transportation
RightRez’s RightCrew Booking Engine 2.0 manages the detailed nuances that energy, resource, and marine (ERM) crew air bookings demand. RightRez was already a leader in successful fulfillment prior to this release and this version puts them well ahead of industry standards. Other key capabilities include:
- High fulfillment rate on complex itineraries
- Navigates complex transit rules including country-by-country transit requirements
- Applies business rules, booking flight options that only meet established requirements
- Secures the best itineraries at the lowest available fares
- Offered as a system-to-system or batch automated process, or as a point of sale interface allowing the user to choose the itinerary
- Allows flexible integration with reservation systems
- Complete bookings can be made in less than 30 seconds
By applying a new and innovative algorithm and with minimal system administration, RightCrew navigates vast routing options, fully supporting the complex routing demands of energy, resource and marine crew air bookings. Additional updates include:
- Enhanced Availability Strategy – Uses a new availability strategy that is able to create flight options that GDS fare shopping tools are unable to book.
- Published fares – Itineraries can be priced using published and net fares in one itinerary which provides the best routing and the best fare while reducing change and cancellation penalties.
- Block Management – Uses a new block management system allowing air departments to efficiently manage block space including utilization tracking, schedule change management, and automated ticketing.
- Advanced Sorting – Ability to differentiate and preference non-codeshare flights ahead of codeshare flights.
“RightCrew 2.0 will save our clients as much as 35% on their operating costs,” said RightRez’s CEO Michael von Foerster. “Our technology ensures the crew is onsite and on time because we take our link in the chain of success very seriously. That’s why our clients stay our clients for decades.”
RightRez Experiences 33% Year-Over-Year Growth:
Launches Updated Air Booking Technology
RightRez attributes recent growth to its technological advancements in automated air booking and expects to see further growth in 2015 and beyond.
“With the launch of RightTour, RightCruise and RightCrew 2.0, we expect RightRez will become a household name in the tour, cruise and energy, resource, and marine (ERM) air booking arena,” said Michael von Foerster, CEO of RightRez. “With an 85% fulfillment rate for complex crew air bookings, and returning live, non-cached, availability as quickly as 15 seconds, our clients save significant time and operating expenses and others in the industry are taking notice.”
RightRez points to further growth opportunities as tour operators and cruise lines strive to increase air sales volume and meet the needs of their clients by providing end-to-end travel solutions. Additionally, the need to manage the detailed nuances of ERM air transportation is also gaining ground.
“Managing complicated itineraries while adhering to business rules and transit regulations can be a drain on ERM company resources,” notes Jim Quinn, RightRez’s newly appointed president. “RightCrew 2.0 allows flexible integration with current host systems, requires minimal system administration, with complete booking capability in as little as 30 seconds.”
Based in Bloomington, Indiana, RightRez provides innovative automation solutions for the cruise, tour, and crew markets. RightRez solutions include dynamic air booking engines, itinerary management, innovative re-shopping tools, and custom applications streamlining air department processes. RightRez powers many of the top cruise and tour operators driving down their air travel costs while delivering consistent and accountable results.
Notes to editors:
- For more information please visit www.rightrez.com
- For media enquiries please contact Kate Koziol and Maeve McNaughton at K Squared Communications on +1 773 774 7847 or [email protected] / [email protected]
For more information please visit RightRez at Travel Technology Europe at Olympia Exhibition Centre in London on 25 & 26 February 2015 at Stand T101.
Travelogix to launch DataShare and DataPublisher at Travel Technology Europe 2015
Travelogix will be exhibiting at Travel Technology Europe for their second consecutive year following the successful launch of their Analytix management information suite at TTE 2014.
Travelogix have chosen TTE to launch 2 new products within their advanced management information & data reporting suite. DataShare and DataPublisher will take centre stage on Travelogix' stand at this year's show.
Both DataShare and DataPublisher further enhance the Analytix suite of products and combine to automate the compilation and generation of usually complex weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual review packs.
The review packs are automatically generated by the DataPublisher engine in the format of a .pdf and can be distributed to their recipients via email. DataShare then provides the recipient with unique links to the latest online versions of the reports which are fully interactive and contain multiple levels of drill down and other features that simplify the analysis of data.
Chris Lewis, Founder & Director of Travelogix, commented "Both DataShare and DataPublisher represent great strides forward in terms of the ease, efficiency and accuracy of corporate travel data reporting for both TMC's and their clients. It was a natural choice to launch the two products at Travel Technology Europe after the success and positive reactions we enjoyed at the show last year. We are looking forward to the event and to showing off what we have been working on over the past twelve months."
Notes to editors:
- For more information please visit www.travelogixltd.com
- For media enquiries please contact Chris Lewis on 07927 137696 or [email protected]
For more information please visit travelogix at Travel Technology Europe at Olympia Exhibition Centre in London on 25 & 26 February 2015 at Stand T140.
Exhibitor: Sagittarius / Sitecore
Multi Travel Award Winning Sitecore Agency Sagittarius Showcases Sitecore XP 8 at Travel Technology Europe
Sitecore Experience Awards Partner of the year Sagittarius will be showcasing the latest Sitecore release, Sitecore XP 8.0 and speaking at this year’s Travel Technology Europe Exhibition.
Major features and highlights from Sitecore 8.0 include a completely new user interface, providing a clean, consistent user experience for every Sitecore user. This makes learning to use Sitecore much quicker and easier, and lowers training and support costs. Because every feature works in the same way, marketers can easily master all aspects of digital experience marketing within Sitecore.
Sitecore enables richer experience marketing, while eliminating the complexity that has held marketers back. Know every customer, and shape every experience, throughout the customer lifecycle.
Now in its 12th year, Europe’s specialist travel-related technology and marketing event, Travel Technology Europe business event provides visitors with insightful expert guidance on technology purchases, useful advice on distribution, revenue, marketing and sales strategies around the hottest technology issues affecting travel businesses.
Sagittarius CEO Paul Stephen will also be speaking in the Innovate Theatre on Thursday 26th February at 10:30am discussing how developments in technology have transformed the travel industry and where the travel technology sector is going.
Sagittarius is a multi-award-winning full service agency with offices in London and Kent and delivers digital transformation solutions using Sitecore’s Customer Engagement Platform to provide clients with the power to analyse user data and behaviour, increase and convert traffic, improve SEO results, increase ecommerce revenues and bring proven ROI to business.
Focusing on creating the right customer journey - from search through to relevant site content, full optimisation, testing and delivery projects, Sagittarius also has a strong track record building multi-channel online marketing programmes, for national and international travel brands including TUI Travel, Eurotunnel, Ski Weekends, European Study Tours, and PGL.
Notes to editors:
- For more information please visit www.sagittarius-marketing.com
- For media enquiries please contact 01233 467800 or [email protected]
For more information please visit Sagittarius / Sitecore at Travel Technology Europe at Olympia Exhibition Centre in London on 25 & 26 February 2015 at Stand T56.
Exhibitor: WEX Europe
WEX Europe Enters Into Agreement with Voxel Group
Integration Leverages WEX’s Credit, Prepaid and Debit Virtual Payments Technology
WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, today announced that WEX Europe has entered into an international agreement with Voxel Group, a global leading supplier of electronic transactions systems to the hospitality and travel industries.
The long-term relationship established by the agreement is based on the integration of WEX’s Virtual Payments Solution into the Voxel-owned baVel electronic billing platform that communicates directly with hotel property management systems. baVel’s world leading position in the provision of electronic invoices and WEX’s unique and world leading portfolio of Virtual Credit, Debit and Prepaid corporate payment solutions are utilised by a wide variety of travel companies, such as tour operators, online travel agents and travel management companies. The combination of the WEX and Voxel solutions accelerates the delivery and receipt of hotel invoices by automatically sending these at the relevant point in business-as-usual processes (e.g., at customer check out). This enhanced process enables automatic validation of invoices and payments to be processed in real time allowing travel companies to improve the profitability of hotel relationships.
The combined WEX Europe and Voxel service offering enables travel and hospitality businesses to:
- Trigger early and prompt receipt of hotel and supplier invoices
- Capture relevant value-added tax (VAT), local tax and detailed service information to help streamline invoice approval
- Pay global suppliers securely and without any additional fees
- Automate payment reconciliation directly impacting profitability
In addition to announcing the agreement, WEX Europe and Voxel will be launching the proposition at Fitur, the International Tourism Trade Fair, in Madrid commencing on January 28, and further showcasing the combined solution at the Travel Technology Europe Show and the Business Travel Show, which are commencing on February 25 in London.
Myles Stephenson, managing director of WEX Europe said, “We are excited to be working with Voxel and integrating into the baVel solution globally. Our virtual payment solution provides travel companies with a number of potential immediate benefits, such as increased profitability and better cash-flow management and reduces the complexity of global supplier payments. This relationship will strengthen baVel’s leading position in the travel and hospitality industry and build on WEX’s stature as a global leader in payments.”
Xavier Ginesta, CEO of Voxel Group said, “The alliance with WEX Europe represents a major breakthrough in our business model, as it will allow us to exploit synergies and leverage our respective customer bases by integrating electronic billing and electronic payments into a one-of-a-kind closed loop solution that will turn baVel into a true eSettlement platform. We are elated and eager to explore the new business opportunities and range of benefits that this new road will open up to our customers.”
About Voxel Group
Voxel Group is the world’s leading provider of electronic billing solutions in the travel industry, with presence in 100+ countries and a trading partner network of over 400 travel companies (i.e. OTAs, TMCs, tour operators, travel agents and incoming agents) and more than 40.000 hotels. baVel (Voxel Group’s ebilling platform) has become the key component that allows our partners generate huge savings in their AP and AR departments by streamlining the invoice to pay cycle. Voxel Group has also fostered the adoption in the industry of the Nature Friendly Billing stamp (www.naturefriendlybilling.com), an ebilling-driven ecofriendly initiative geared at protecting and preserving the environment we all travel in.
About WEX Europe
WEX Europe is a leading provider of physical and virtual commercial payment solutions issued for global acceptance with MasterCard® and Visa. With a strategic focus on the travel industry, our market leading virtual payment solutions offer prepaid and credit funding options. Our prepaid business payment solutions help businesses of all sizes to maximise profitability and reduce cost by transforming how they manage payments to employees, suppliers and customers. We also deliver fuel card processing solutions for private label and closed loop networks. In 2012, CorporatePay was acquired by WEX Inc. and has been integrated with WEX’s existing operations in the UK and the combined business is now operating as WEX Europe.
About WEX Inc.
WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX) is a leading provider of corporate payment solutions. From its roots in fleet card payments beginning in 1983, WEX has expanded the scope of its business into a multi-channel provider of corporate payment solutions representing 9 million cardholders and offering exceptional payment security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. The Company’s operations include WEX Bank, Fleet One, Evolution1, WEX Australia, WEX New Zealand and WEX Europe, as well as a majority equity position in UNIK S.A., (Brazil) and WEX Europe Services (England). WEX and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,900 associates.
Notes to editors:
For more information please visit WEX Europe at Travel Technology Europe at Olympia Exhibition Centre in London on 25 & 26 February 2015 at Stand T34.