business travelFlight CentreSaviSerko

first_imgbusiness travelFlight CentreSaviSerko Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) and New Zealand-based technology specialist, Serko, are transforming the online booking experience for business travellers, working on exclusive initiative to develop ‘Savi’ – a cutting edge and AI-driven online booking platform. Savi will be exclusive to the corporate clients of FCM Travel Solutions, SME travel provider Corporate Traveller, academic travel business Campus Travel, and sports and entertainment travel specialist Stage and Screen.Executive General Manager of FCTG’s corporate division, James Kavanagh said the joint travel and technology initiative would benefit from FCTG’s and Serko’s vast industry experience in their respective fields.“FCTG draws on 40 years of experience in corporate, leisure and wholesale travel, while Serko has more than 25 years of travel technology experience across online booking and mobile applications, airline distribution, global distribution systems (GDS) and new distribution capability (NDC).“Flight Centre’s corporate division was one of the pioneers in online booking technology with the release of e3 in the early 2000s and we were first to market with ‘Rapid Book’, which is a single screen booking technology that was developed in conjunction with Serko. As a company we make a significant annual investment on technology to support our clients.“The release of Savi, which initially will be in Australia and New Zealand, is highly anticipated by our business and we can’t wait to share it with our customers. Details about timeframes will be available soon.”last_img read more