Australian corporate travel platform, Travelport Locomote, today announced its launch into the UK as part of its international expansion plan for 2017.
With plans to launch a presence in Europe and the United States, this is the first international expansion for the Melbourne-based corporate travel platform. The decision comes on the heels of an investment in the Locomote business last year by global travel commerce platform, Travelport which first took a majority stake in the company in 2015. The increased investment in the corporate travel platform forms part of Travelport’s ongoing focus on the digital economy. It recently established a dedicated digital organisation which also includes Mobile Travel Technologies (MTT) which was recently re-branded ‘Travelport Digital’.
Travelport Locomote is a highly intuitive corporate travel platform which allows all travel activity, whether online, offline or a mix of the two to be managed seamlessly. Much more than an online booking tool, Travelport Locomote’s range of app-powered workflows consolidates the entire travel lifecycle. This empowers travel managers to drive behavioural change in their travellers and achieve a leap in program efficiencies that goes further than the usual single focus on online booking. The platform is currently used across a range of industries including education, legal, banking, insurance and not-for-profit; with clients such as World Vision Australia, University of Melbourne, Allen & Overy and Credit Union Australia.
The growth strategy will be spearheaded by CEO Sandra McLeod, who has 35 years of experience in the international travel industry — 27 of which have been with Travelport — and driven by the recently-appointed Director of Sales & Support UK, Vicki Mills, with her 20 years of experience within both the corporate and leisure travel industries.
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