Musafir.com has announced a new corporate booking tool, a feature designed to streamline the relationship between the travel website and their corporate clients.
The region’s sole homegrown travel provider aims to usher its 900+ corporate clients into a new age of business travel with this augmentation to their unrivaled portfolio of services.
In a bid to modernise business, the new online tool will include features such as advanced travel policies, which will help companies stay on budget with 20+ control checks including airlines, cities, classes, refundability and rating; automated profiles, which allows for the efficient import of all employee passport details and preferences or connect with single sign-on; easy to track spends, which uses tags to monitor spends and segregate them by department, designation, cost centre, travel intent and more; and paperless approvals, which enables users to send detailed approval requests to line managers and CEOs with one-click processing.
According to Musafir.com, these key features coupled with the ability to obtain real-time reports and insights, are likely to result in up to 20 percent travel budget savings for clients.
At the centre of the tool is its machine learning function that is constantly evolving to give travelers different options based on their previous filters and preferences.
“We have invested heavily in end-to-end automation on the corporate travel front. From the booking process to the reporting, we’ve leveraged algorithmic machine learning to make business travel a seamless experience,” says Sachin Gadoya, CEO, Musafir.com. “As we continue to grow technologically, we will also branch out geographically. We’re steadily expanding further into the Middle East and India markets and are in talks to progress into key economies in South East Asia as well.”
In addition, the company recently announced that they’re on track to achieve a 30 per cent year-on-year growth in their corporate business by the end of 2019 and cross 100,000 transactions, Dias attributed this success to its digital transformation journey, which began in 2018, and uses innovative technology such as machine learning and natural language processing to optimise travel planning.