TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY,INDUSTRY OUTLOOK
battleface | January 12, 2023
battleface, a travel insurance provider, recently announced the launch of Robin Assist, a new tech-based platform as a service. It is designed for brokers, carriers, managing general agents (MGAs), and self-employed businesses.
Robin Assist is supported by the global application programming interface-driven (API) insurtech platform through round-the-clock customer service, emergency medical assistance services, and claims. battleface's founders come from a travel insurance background, having worked in the roles of underwriting, claims, customer service, compliance, and emergency medical treatment.
battleface has expanded distribution globally since its foundational days. The company is in the UK, EU, US, Canada, and Australia because of its adaptive technology and network of medical, travel, and security partners.
The Robin Assist platform offers a variety of services, including round-the-clock service in multiple languages, insurance claims management, aid in transit and evacuation in case of medical emergencies, management of medical cases, international systems for controlling healthcare costs, and instant remittances in over 140 currencies.
battleface intends to make its API-driven insurtech platform publicly available for easy product creation, rate administration, policy fulfillment, nation- and state-specific compliance, global distribution, out-of-the-box affiliation, and relationship management.
"battleface was born out of emergency travel and medical assistance, where we saw the need for tech-driven products to deliver relevant services for today's travelers," said Sasha Gainullin, CEO, battleface. He further added, "With the launch of Robin Assist, our team will continue to deliver the same level of excellent service that our customers currently experience, supporting travel insurance brands globally."
(Source: PR Newswire)
battleface, Inc., founded in 2017, is headquartered in Columbus (Ohio). It is a global full-stack firm that makes it simple for clients and partners to get the right travel insurance for them. Its custom-built embedded goods, location-independent access to essential benefits, and attentive, around-the-clock customer assistance are only the beginning.
Canada Jetlines | March 08, 2023
Canada Jetlines, an airline and aviation company, has recently confirmed that travel agents in Canada can access its seat inventory for booking and viewing through the Sabre Global Distribution System, increasing its geographic reach and targeting new leisure traveler segments.
Sabre Corporation is a worldwide software and technology solutions provider dedicated to the travel industry. It could sell Canada Jetlines' seat inventory for its subscribers. With Sabre's global marketplace, Canada Jetlines would increase its geographic reach and target new leisure traveler segments. In addition, it will provide travel agents with more options for optimal client experiences. It has announced new markets in Melbourne/Orlando, Florida, Las Vegas and Cancun, Mexico. These markets would begin operations in February and March 2023, respectively. Flights booking are available on jetlines.com or contact the travel agency. It will operate this network with a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
Canada Jetlines' Chief Commercial Officer, Duncan Bureau said, "We are excited to be able to distribute our seats through Sabre's extensive global marketplace." He added, "Canada Jetlines has built strong relationships with the Travel Agency community who will benefit from the ease of booking flights and vacations within the Sabre environment. The airline is looking forward to adding more markets and partners across North America, Mexico, and the Caribbean."
(Source – Business Wire)
VP and Regional General Manager - North America, Sabre Travel Solutions, John Bailey said, "Sabre is pleased Canada Jetlines has chosen to distribute its content through the Sabre global marketplace." He added, "We look forward to supporting Canada Jetlines' ambitious growth objectives and making the airline's content available to the hundreds of thousands of travel agents using Sabre around the world."
(Source – Business Wire)
About Canada Jetlines
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Jetlines, an airline with a value-focused leisure carrier, utilizes a growing fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft for more travel options to preferred locations within the U.S., Caribbean, and Mexico. It has been connecting with travel agencies for transformation and convenience in the air travel industry since 2021. With an experienced team and efficient aircraft design, it provides cost-effective and competitive flight options to the Canadian market and beyond. With a state-of-the-art web booking platform, it makes turnkey solutions available to travel agents, tour operators, and consumers. In addition, it generates revenue from reservations and ancillary sales.
TravelCenters of America | March 17, 2023
TravelCenters of America Inc., nationwide operator and franchisor of the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express travel center network, announced today exciting updates to its full-service restaurant business.
Chef Maira Isabel now serves as TA’s Corporate Executive Chef, and will focus on adding flavorful, healthy offerings and integrating food trends and regional specialties into the menus of TA’s Country Pride and Iron Skillet restaurants. Before moving to the US, Chef Maira was a chef and on-air talent for multiple television shows for many years and was the Puerto Rico hostess of Bizarre Foods – Travel Channel. Her career has spanned TV, print and online publications including the Cooking Network, Travel Channel and Food & Beverage Magazine and she is a best-selling cookbook author. She has spent time perfecting her culinary skills in Italy, France, Colombia, Spain, Mexico and Morocco.
With over 150 full-service restaurants nationwide, TA continues expanding its portfolio to serve the needs of all travelers. In addition to proprietary brands Country Pride and Iron Skillet, TA launched Fork & Compass in January 2023 in Perrysburg, Ohio. Fork & Compass is designed to be an attractive option for all travelers and a destination spot for the community, with unique food options in a casual, comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere. TA also added five IHOPs and two Black Bear Diners in 2022, with plans to open more full-service restaurants this year.
TA will continue supporting the health and well-being of all travelers through its collaboration with Cleveland Clinic. Chef Maira’s menus will offer healthy meal options approved by Cleveland Clinic and highlighted with a heart-healthy logo. TA plans to expand beyond these menu offerings by working with Cleveland Clinic to identify healthy snack and grab-and-go food options in its travel stores.
“Chef Maira’s diverse background working in restaurants around the world, coupled with her sincere passion and enthusiasm, will elevate the sit-down dining experience at our travel centers,” said Lloyd Sanford, SVP, Hospitality. “Every culinary decision will be focused on ensuring we deliver on our mission of returning every traveler to the road better than they came.”
About TravelCenters of America
TravelCenters of America Inc. is the nation's largest publicly traded full-service travel center network. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, its over 18,000 team members serve guests in 285 locations in 44 states, principally under the TA®, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express® brands. Offerings include diesel and gasoline fuel, truck maintenance and repair, full-service and quick-service restaurants, travel stores, car and truck parking and other services dedicated to providing great experiences for its guests. TA is committed to sustainability, with its specialized business unit, eTA, focused on sustainable energy options for professional drivers and motorists. TA operates over 600 full-service and quick-service restaurants and nine proprietary brands, including Iron Skillet® and Country Pride.