Is mobile part of your travel program? Here’s how it can be.

March 3, 2011 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Perhaps you were tied up 🙂 a few weeks back during our post-Valentine’s Day We Heart Mobile Webinar. Or, were you scrambling to buy some “sorry honey, I forgot roses?” Either way, Carrying On understands, and that’s why we are giving you a link to view the recorded webinar at your convenience.

Watch the webinar for FREE (especially if you are adding mobile to your travel program our you are unsatisfied with your current mobile solution). Just click here, sit back, and enjoy some of those delicious bonbons your sweetheart gave you on Valentine’s Day.

Below are some of the nuggets that we tweeted to the masses during the webinar.  Follow us on Twitter, and you’ll never miss these great insights or TD’s next joke.

  • According to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, 74% of companies let their employees use devices other than BlackBerrys. What about yours?
  • According to PhoCusWright, business travelers want mobile checkin to their flight, hotel, rail – time flight updates is #2 @NormTravelTech hit it on the head – users want location awareness, contextual relevance and personalization
  • Make sure your mobile technology will support multiple platforms such as iPad and android
  • Involve end users in the selection process. Select a solution that people want to use and they’ll become your champions.
  • Do you want travelers searching through 350,000 mobile apps when one smart app can fulfill their travel needs? Time suck?
  • The value of mobile tech is the ability to communicate with travelers. How will you use this?
  • Finance and IT folks aren’t travelers. Be able to explain the end-to-end solution and how it fits into your program
  • Mobile apps can reduce travel fees? One area of savings – more than 40% fewer calls to TMC for certain travel department calls – Click here to read more
  • The mobile app must have the Scooby Doo factor. It must sell itself, be easy to download and use

We Heart Mobile | A practical guide for adding mobile technology to your travel program

You’ve read the stats – 75% of business travelers now carry smart phones. You’ve surveyed your travelers – they are starving for an exceptional mobile experience that makes their lives easier when on the road.

Watch this webinar and learn:

  • How do you identify the best mobile travel solution?
  • How do you navigate the potential IT and Finance hurdles in order to gain internal approval and support?
  • Most importantly, how do you ensure that your employees adopt the mobile solution you choose?

Tony D’Astolfo Rearden Commerce
Norm Rose Travel Technology Consulting, Inc.
Richard Clowes SAS
Steven Mandelbaum The Advisory Board Company

Click here to watch.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Free passes to a webinar that’s tastier than a box of chocolates. Fabio gets my armrest any day of the week

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