Over the past several months, I’ve done a decent amount of traveling. Nothing as extensive as a someone who travels several times a month – but it’s been enough to become more familiar with Travelocity than I want to.
For companies without your own travel agent or personal planner, you’re probably tired of making reservations, doing double entry to input them into your calendar (maybe Outlook), and if there are any changes letting others know about the changes.
Portaga’s TripSync, a free service (you pay the ticket fees of course) is something you should check out.
Each time you book a tripóair, hotels, cars and restaurants– the itinerary saves directly into your calendar, just like a meeting.
With TripSync you literally just drag and drop, like you’d change a meeting, to change your travel plans. TripSync automatically offers you new travel options, fares, etc, you just choose and go. The nice thing is, TripSync will inform your office, your fellow travelers and others about changes, on your command. When the trip is finished, TripSync helps you manage your expenses by providing the information to account for your trip.
TripSync works especially well for the small business, making it possible for one person to book and manage travel for their entire company. Most importantly for the business traveler and business, TripSync allows users to Book and Hold reservations for up to 24 hours so that they can get proper approvals for their travel expenses and coordinate their schedules.
The person responsible for booking can easily drop the travel plans into Outlook for each traveler and quickly update them of any changes as simple as changing a meeting.
TripSync, just like (or maybe better) than a live travel agent, provides 24/7 customer service.