Boost business travel technology

| March 14, 2018

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Many travel management companies offer business travel technology platforms. Technology can be anything from online booking tools (OBTs) to mobile apps, and come with features such as traveller tracking, traveller profiles and travel alerts. The main aim of these tools is to save time for travellers and travel bookers by allowing access to itineraries and travel information at the touch of a button, while OBTs have the additional benefits of reducing booking fees and facilitating travel profile management and adherence to travel policies.

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