First joint airline-sponsored corporate travel site launched
SkyCorp Direct, a free online corporate travel management tool, has been launched to offer corporate customers a new choice for booking and managing their business travel. (7/24/2007)
Designed to provide companies of all sizes with a one-stop solution for their corporate travel needs, SkyCorp Direct provides access to airline, hotel and car rental content.
“As the first joint airline-sponsored corporate travel site, SkyCorp Direct truly simplifies the corporate travel booking process by providing access to a wealth of travel options,” said Steve Sear, VP - Sales and Customer Care, Northwest Airlines. “SkyCorp Direct allows employees to efficiently book their desired travel per company policies and the reporting functions help to ensure that companies are reducing their overall travel costs.”
“Accessible online at www.SkyCorpDirect.com the travel management tool only takes minutes to set up and can offer small and mid-size companies the same level of customized corporate travel planning, support and robust reporting that many large companies rely on to manage employee travel,” stated an official release.
Corporate travel managers can customise SkyCorp Direct based on their company’s specific travel policies. Employees can also create individual travel profiles, including credit card information, loyalty programme account numbers, seat preferences, and preferred airlines, hotels and car rental companies. In addition, customers will receive bonus miles for each booking on Continental, Delta, and Northwest Airlines.
As per the information available, there are no booking fees for domestic or international flights on sponsors Continental, Delta and Northwest, rental cars through more than 25 car rental providers or hotel rooms at more than 70,000 hotels worldwide. Customers wishing to fly on airlines other than sponsors Continental, Delta and Northwest will be charged a low $5 booking fee.
SkyCorp Direct can help corporations of all sizes effectively manage employee travel by simplifying the process, saving time and ultimately, costs, said John Slater, Continental’s MD of Distribution Planning and eCommerce.
“The site allows employees to easily book their own flights, hotels and rental cars, while providing corporations with the ability to track and manage employee travel costs,” said Slater. Once travel is booked, users can download their itineraries to PDA devices. SkyCorp Direct also provides customers with 24-hour telephone support to assist with ticket refunds, reissues and other services. In addition to easy travel booking, the site also provides access to weather forecasts, maps, public transportation information, visa and customs information, and more in one convenient location.