Deem | April 04, 2022
Deem announced the suspension of its legacy mobile corporate travel software, Work Fource, at the beginning of April 1, 2022. Deem is a leading mobile-first corporate travel management software provider. Customers are invited to download Deem's latest mobile application, Etta, for iOS and Android, which passengers may access with their existing credentials. When tourists check in, their current traveler profiles and preferences will be completed in Etta.
Etta, a business travel software launched in February 2021, is a powerful trip booking and management companion. Etta, designed with a mobile-first philosophy, offers a user-friendly experience and greater traveler-focused features, including the award-winning Travel SafetyCheck and accessibility attributes.
Etta's newest and most innovative feature for corporate travel management software is the integration of Uber for Business, which was revealed on March 2 at Deem's 2022 Miles Ahead event. Once completed this summer, business travelers will be able to hail an Uber for a Business trip straight from the Etta app, expediting the booking process and collecting critical mobility data for businesses. No other corporate travel management software combines this simplicity and data storage level in a single trip booking and management solution.
Deem advises that you use the Etta mobile app with iOS 14.0 or above or Android 9.0 or higher to guarantee that all of Etta's features are activated.
Booking.com | November 15, 2021
Booking.com, announced the inaugural launch of its Travel Sustainable badge, a credible, globally relevant sustainability measure that will provide highly coveted information to travellers all over the world looking to make more sustainable travel choices. Designed to be applicable to a wide range of property types, from apartments, B&Bs and holiday homes to hotels, resorts and even treehouses, and adaptable to local realities and considerations, the initiative is a first of its kind in the industry.
Considering that 64% of travellers state they want to stay in a sustainable accommodation in the upcoming year and with more than 28 million listings on Booking.com, the company sees a tremendous opportunity to showcase more of the impactful efforts its partners are taking to create more sustainable experiences, and in turn, make it easier for travellers to find a sustainable way to stay. With three-quarters (63%) indicating they would be more likely to choose a specific accommodation implementing sustainable practices, it rewards and further encourages providers to take the next steps on their individual sustainability journeys.
"Building a truly sustainable travel industry will take time, coordination and concerted effort, but progress is possible through continued innovation, partner support and industry collaboration,We are recognising the sustainability efforts of a broader range of properties around the world in a credible and transparent way for consumers. Displaying the practices they have in place makes it easier for everyone to make a more informed and hopefully more sustainable choice for their next trip, no matter where they want to go. Thus also inspiring even more of our partners to take the next step to operate more sustainably".
-Marianne Gybels, Director of Sustainability at Booking.com
Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com's mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world whenever it's safe to do so again. By investing in the technology that helps take the friction out of travel, Booking.com seamlessly connects millions of travelers with memorable experiences, a range of transportation options and incredible places to stay -from homes to hotels and much more. Booking.com is available in 44 languages and offers more than 28 million total reported accommodation listings, including more than 6.6 million listings of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay.
nomad.me | October 28, 2021
With the busy holiday travel on the horizon, industry leaders Nick Reid and Todd Copley has recently launched nomad.me, a new travel subscription service poised to disrupt the industry with breakthrough aggregation technology and a zero commission markup model.
Aimed at savvy leisure and business travelers looking to maximize value, the new platform enables members to pay $295 annually to access the company's proprietary technology to book the lowest possible rates – with a savings up to 60% – at over two million hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises and more.
According to Reid – who has worked in every facet of the travel industry, including for such industry leaders as Thai Airways International – this community-based subscription model allows members to exclusively access the company's proprietary aggregation booking engine.
"We are focused on revolutionizing the travel industry with an easier and improved buying experience, offering the best possible pricing because there are no markups or commissions,"
Copley, a longtime travel industry executive with expertise in the global tour operator sector, travel product development and international hospitality contracting, says nomad.me dovetails into a growing trend – embracing a membership model accelerated by online perusing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"With the launch of nomad.me, we are meeting a growing demand with forward thinking technology," he said. "The subscription economy was on the rise before the pandemic but intensified its reach into nearly every industry as the outbreak persisted. This trend is expected to continue."
Offering enticing travel perks and deals, nomad.me is a community-based travel subscription business that allows members of its closed user group to access a proprietary aggregation booking engine. For more information, visit https://nomad.me/.