Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, today announces its 2012 line-up at this year’s Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) International Conference and Exposition in Boston, July 22 – 25.
Travelport will showcase travel technology concepts of tomorrow as part of its JUICE Labs initiative (Joint User Interaction Concept Experiments). JUICE Lab registrants can test-drive prototype products in development that will transform the way agents and travel suppliers work via an open platform, with intelligent search that provides multi-source travel content delivered in a superior user experience.
“Travelport JUICE Labs is a structured idea center for capturing concepts, blending them together and then testing them with customers for their direct input and feedback,” said Gillian Gibson, CMO for Travelport, who is a panelist on GBTA’s ‘European Business Travel: Managing in a Time of Crisis’ forum. “GBTA is the business travel event of the year, the one conference thousands of business travel buyers count on each year to find cost-effective solutions to industry challenges. We’re delighted to feature a JUICE Labs testing center with proofs of concept for future innovations in travel technology right at our booth on the exhibition floor.”
The Travelport line-up at GBTA includes:
“European Business Travel: Managing in a Time of Crisis” panel
Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 9:00 AM- 10:15 AM
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibit Center - 159
The panel is comprised of noted industry executives at major travel providers including CMO Gillian Gibson of Travelport. Given the critical role of business travel in facilitating economic growth, the current European debt crisis is placing pressure on travel managers to increase efficiencies and optimize T&E spending–to-revenue ratios. Also on the panel, aimed at discussing how European travel leaders are developing effective business objective and operations strategies with limited resources, are:
ETTSA’s secretary general, Christoph Klenner; Aer Lingus’ US corporate sales manager, Jeff Wright; Ikea’s global meeting & travel manager,Torbjorn Erling; and BCD Travel’s vice president product planning & intelligence, Torsten Kriedt.
Travelport Booth #1551
Joint User Interaction Concept Experiments (JUICE) Labs:
Through JUICE Labs, Travelport delivers fresh, fast and relevant concepts which are incubated and tested before they are fully built for release. Travelport listens, co-creates, and tests with customers, partners, and employees to quickly see what works well and learn what doesn’t. JUICE Labs will offer hands-on demonstrations of Travelport’s latest prototypes and proofs of concept that touch merchandising, search and mobile.
JUICE Labs Offered During Exhibition Hours:
Monday July 23rd 2:45 – 6:15pm
Tuesday July 24th 2:45 – 6:15pm
Wednesday, July 25th 9:00am – 12:00pm
JUICE Labs is open to all GBTA attendees. Click here to register.
In addition to JUICE Labs, Travelport Booth #1551 will also showcase the industry’s most innovative travel content aggregation solutions and new point-of-sale technologies currently available. This will include:
Unrivalled Travel Content – Travelport Rooms and More™, Travelport Merchandising Solutions
Open Platforms – Travelport Universal API™, Travelport Developer Network
Empowered Selling Experience – Travelport Smartpoint App™, Travelport corporate booking tools, Travelport ViewTrip™ Mobile, Travelport Journey Reporter™, Travelport Universal Desktop™, Travel GPA
Intelligent Search – Travelport e-Pricing™, Travelport Rapid Reprice™