Vibe is furthering its partnership with Capita Travel & Events, a UK specialist in travel, meetings and event management.
The partnership will continue to strengthen Capita Travel & Events existing investment in its travel technology platform, iris, benefiting from Vibe’s industry-leading travel technology booking platform, better serving organisations with smarter travel, meetings and events.
The pair have been working together to integrate Vibe into its evolving iris travel technology platform for smarter business travel.
By working with Vibe, Capita Travel & Events customers have access to Vibe’s seamless, reliable and efficient booking technology, which has been designed specifically for the travel industry.
This partnership also addresses the growing issues surrounding third parties using a GDS to buy and sell air travel; Vibe has the ability to aggregate IATA’s NDC Standard, enabling Capita Travel & Events to customise its service offering to customers.
Commenting on the partnership, James Parkhouse, chief executive, Capita Travel & Events, said: “Working with Vibe as part of our maturing technology platform enables us to deliver a complete offering to the market.
“We can apply specialist travel features from Vibe’s booking technology to the corporate space, such as the ability to compare airline fare costs across multiple days.
“It’s features like this that will ensure our customers have access to the best price, while also reducing travel expenditure and, ultimately, travelling smarter.”
Capita Travel & Events customers will benefit from features including profile management API, distance-based searching, searching corporate office locations for hotels, multiple passenger searching, CO2 carbon footprint reporting, last seat availability, savings calculation and reporting, seat maps, branded fares and hotel chain searching.
“We are proud to be working with Capita Travel & Events, an organisation that shares the same ethos of improving the way business travellers buy and book travel,” Martin Eade, group e-commerce director at Vibe.
“Our partnership will continue to provide organisations with a solution that will enhance the user experience, provide the best travel deals and reduce costs.
“They will also be safeguarded by the fact that it is backed by years of expertise in the travel industry.”