AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS
IDEMIA | November 27, 2020
Digital Travel Credentials make traveling between air terminals and aircrafts a more charming encounter and reinforces traveler trust in air terminal administrations and frameworks. On 10-11 November 2020, at the ICAO virtual meeting, IDEMIA showed with an aircraft partner its advancement innovation capabilities to introduce a completely operational arrangement, bringing DTC to life.
Leveraging its Mobile ID solution and passenger stream assistance arrangements, IDEMIA recreated a traveler DTC for check in and shrewd boarding. Travelers can speed through all air terminal touchpoints because of quick and super secure biometric distinguishing proof. IDEMIA's DTC treat private information with a similar security level concerning paper identifications.
Onriva | February 01, 2022
Onriva, the next-generation travel marketplace platform that launched in September 2021, announced significant product enhancements as it disrupts the 50-year-old status quo of the business travel experience.
Onriva's patented technology, combined with unparalleled supplier participation, can identify the best rates and gather inventory from a vast array of sources. The recent enhancements include a soon-to-be released revolutionary new approach to corporate travel policy delivery as well as several strategic supplier partnerships that bring significant new benefits to customers.
These enhancements further support the needs of business travelers planning to get back on the road in early 2022 as Onriva's platform is built for an ideal experience of business travel that benefits both suppliers and consumers.
"The world has changed, and as a company we believe that our expectations of travel should too – which is why we're committed to building and becoming the 'one' true platform for business travel. The series of updates we've made to the Onriva marketplace over the last few months continue to bring our clients a completely reimagined travel planning and booking experience that leverages our patented AI travel algorithms and personalized customer care,"
-Vajid Jafri, Onriva Founder and CEO.
Partnering with more than 3,500 small and medium-sized companies that represent more than $3 billion in travel purchasing volume across a wide range of industries, Onriva is positioned to be a key player and influence to the industry at large as business travel comes back into the fold in 2022. This innovative tech-driven platform that can adapt and perform seamlessly is designed to make post-pandemic travel more purposeful and efficient for the individual traveler and businesses alike.
Onriva brings a true marketplace of abundance to its customers," said Mike Remedios, Chief Technology Officer, who previously held positions as the chief technology officer for Lastminute.com, Expedia and eBay. "We believe that when suppliers can fully merchandise their offerings in a robust marketplace both customers and suppliers alike can benefit.
Expertise Behind the Scenes
With more than 25 years of experience in the travel industry, Founder and CEO Vajid Jafri saw the opportunity to create something truly innovative. With the launch of several successful travel and travel technology companies under his belt, Jafri turned idea into reality together with not only leaders from across the travel industry who knew and understood the current pain points but also those with deep innovation and AI technology platform expertise.
Travel industry veterans, George Corbin (Chief Operating Officer), who led the effort to take the Marriott e-commerce business to $14 billion in sales, Ben Parodi (Executive Vice President of Sales) who is a former American Express Global Business Travel and BCD Travel senior sales executive, and Mike McCormick (Executive Vice President of Business Development), former Global Business Travel Association executive director and Cendant senior leader, have all been integral to the company's success in securing customer support, supplier and partner buy-in from key industry players.
Guidance from the Board of Directors - whose members include former CEO and President of ARC, Mike Premo, who was just inducted into the Business Travel Hall of Fame, former Marriott head of global distribution Shafiq Khan; and Dan Charron, chairman of merchant global services for Fiserv's First Data – delivers exceptional strategic insight to team members, shareholders and partners alike.
Key Partnerships Make it Possible
A marketplace is only as good as the suppliers that participate in it and Onriva secured unprecedented supplier buy-in early on. As a one-stop-shop for business travel, Onriva boasts participation from the widest range of airline, hotel, ground supplier partners as well as selected travel agency, consortium and intermediary partners that all benefit from fully integrated participation in Onriva's only true travel marketplace.
Onriva is a one-of-a-kind travel marketplace that brings together the entire business travel ecosystem. Launched in 2021, the company touts an impressive line-up of industry elite board members and executive leaders that have enabled the company to emerge onto the scene with more than 3,500 small and medium-sized companies onboard that represent more than $3 billion in travel purchasing volume.To learn more about the Onriva travel marketplace visit Onriva.com
DESTINATION AND TOURISM,BUSINESS TRAVEL
EBG | June 30, 2022
EBG, one of the rapidly growing e-commerce solutions providers in the U.S. specializing in entertainment and travel, is acquiring Undercover Tourist, a privately held successful B2C online travel marketplace in the country. It specializes in theme parks and attractions.
“With the addition of the Undercover Tourist platform to the EBG portfolio, we are gaining a strong consumer brand with a loyal customer following along with a robust knowledge base of engaging content for theme park vacations. We look forward to collaborating with the Undercover Tourist team to expand the platform and to help our supplier partners increase their reach,”
-EBG CEO and Founder Brett Reizen.
We are excited for Undercover Tourist to take this big leap, which is poised for growth and national product expansion and support as part of EBG’s network. I’m so proud of what the team has built over the years and the future offers amazing opportunities fueled by EBG's insight and guidance, explained Undercover Tourist CEO and Founder Ian Ford.
The acquisition complements EBG's current offerings and will broaden EBG's portfolio to serve the B2C market while also providing timely and engaging content such as trip planning advice, travel tips, and more. The Undercover Tourist brand and platform will remain a separate business unit, with product offerings expanding nationally.
EBG powers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions and operates a network of employer and membership-based platforms that reach a captive audience, providing leading brands with new distribution channels. The EBG network reaches over 100 million users through participating companies and closed-loop affinity and membership groups.
Undercover Tourist, a travel website and theme park expert founded in 2000, has sold over 25 million theme park admission tickets to popular destinations and attractions such as Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld Parks, LEGOLAND Parks, and others. Along with saving time and money on attraction tickets, hotels, and car rentals, Undercover Tourist provides free vacation planning tools such as crowd calendars, park planning apps, and more.