October 30, 2008
Sydney, Australia, (30 October 2008) – Tramada Systems Pty Ltd today announced the completion of its project to offer Tramada clients full integration with conTgo’s Mobile Travel Assistant solution.
In making the announcement today, Tramada’s Head of Sales, Leith Mills noted, “This integration is another example of our commitment to the continuous improvement of our product. tramada® is leading the industry with our award winning software designed specifically for the needs of Travel Management Companies (TMC’s) and Business Travel Agents in Australia and New Zealand.” She continued, “We are very proud to be the first Travel Management System globally to offer this product to our clients and early indications are that it will be a very successful tool for our clients, both in the retention of their existing clients and in winning new business. The development with Tramada is unique in that the itinerary is automatically generated to the traveller and thus ideally placed for the next phase as airlines move to mobile phone readable barcodes at check-in”
The product has been developed by conTgo, a UK-based software company specialising in the development of mobile-enabled solutions for the corporate travel industry. conTgo, who’s name is derived from “content on the go”, has developed the Mobile Travel Assistant, a product providing the traveller with the right information at the right time throughout the travel experience. Corporations and TMC's can specify unique rules for content management and delivery, and select from a growing range of product offerings to meet specific demands related to the corporate travel program. The product is available 24/7 via a fully automated communication module and always adjusts to the local time zone of the traveller based on actual itinerary location.
Johnny Thorsen, Chief Executive Officer of conTgo which is based in the UK, is thrilled with the integration. “We partnered with Tramada for a variety of reasons,” he said, “partly it was because of their ability to recognise the value of our product and also because we recognised that Tramada counts some of the most innovative and successful TMC’s amongst their clients and we really wanted our product to be available, with the most seamless functionality, to these clients,” he said. Further he commented, “The project couldn’t have been better managed. Tramada, utilising their professional project management skills, delivered on time and on budget which is fantastic.”
Leith Mills was also keen to point out, “We believe the product has a very wide application to other segments of the industry. The ‘follow me’ itinerary provides confidence and security for travellers whether they are travelling for business or leisure. We are really excited that both leisure and home based clients have also jumped on board and seen the potential of this product. It really is a tool that adds value for travellers, corporations, TMC's and suppliers from a range of highly flexible service modules and it works on any existing and future mobile phone.” she concluded.