Sabre will preview a new user interface for TripCase, offering a clean, sleek look that makes it easier to navigate the web and mobile app. Sabre will unveil the design at during the 2012 Global Business Travel Association Conference in Boston next week and then launch it later this year.
“What makes TripCase unique is how we are able to anticipate travellers’ needs to make the overall travel experience better,” said John Samuel, senior vice president of Sabre Traveler Solutions. “The new look and feel really improves the experience of using TripCase by speeding up the time to access commonly-used features like your itinerary. It also lays the foundation for us to develop more innovative features.”
The new web version of TripCase will be designed as the traveller’s home base, allowing them to more easily manage, track and share upcoming and previous trips.
The mobile version of TripCase will be the traveller’s personal, on-the-road travel concierge, helping them navigate and manage unexpected itinerary changes or obstacles that come up in transit. Corporations, agencies, and suppliers will benefit by having timely relevant messages delivered to the traveller at the right point in their trips.
TripCase actively monitors any factors that could change or impact a traveller’s trip including weather, flight delays and gate changes and automatically notifies the traveller. It is the only travel management app that offers these important flight alerts at no charge. Because TripCase has been integrated with the Sabre GDS, millions of travellers can automatically access their trip information in TripCase and will receive real-time updates and changes on flight information.
“The mobile app is where the magic really happens,” said Samuel. “With TripCase mobile, we’ve honed in on how people travel so the most important part of the trips stand out. We will unveil more of these features later this year.”
In addition to the smoother site navigation and streamlined appearance, TripCase users will enjoy an improved architecture and layout which includes a hidden menu on the left that puts the most important features and information at the users’ fingertips and multiple itinerary view options so users can see the total trip at a glance.
According to a recent PhoCusWright survey, 73% of business travellers have a smartphone and more than 50% use them to access travel reservation information online.
“Around the world, mobile devices have become part of people’s everyday lives and, as an industry, we have just scratched the surface in leveraging the power, reach and opportunity they represent. As mobile devices evolve, we will continue to develop new innovative services and make them available through the TripCase web and mobile platform,” said Samuel.