Protravel currently operates an agent-less reservation system. In conjunction with Sabre's "Get There" division, Protravel can provide travelers with an on-line reservations system that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. This system lets travelers make reservations at any time. It is an easy to use and intuitive browser based application so there's nothing to load. Once you have been provided with a user ID and password, the system can be accessed at Protravel On-Line.
This booking engine can be customized to fit an organization's exact specifications, including accessing all travel policy controls and even allowing for an organization to design the graphical user interface that travelers see when log in. For instance Protravel On-Line could retain the "look and feel" of your organization's current web or intranet site.
The benefits of an agent-less reservation system can best be explained by looking at the three distinct groups who are interested in the various capabilities of this system: The Corporation, The Travel Manager, and The Traveler.
- Makes Travel Management Easy — With Protravel On-Line, travelers and travel managers can make or change reservations 24 hours a day, seven days a week right from a desktop PC. Protravel On-Line provides instant access to the most convenient flights and accommodations, the lowest prices, and a world of valuable on-line travel information.
- Saves time and money — Protravel On-Line reduces the time and cost of managing corporate travel by providing the tools needed to guarantee that business travelers get the best quality and the highest travel value.
- Simplifies enforcement of corporate travel policy — Protravel On-Line makes it easy to set, change and enforce corporate travel policies. With Protravel On-Line, corporate travel managers can quickly input or revise travelers profiles, vendor preferences or spending limits. Protravel On-Line automatically ensures that an employee's reservations meet established policy before releasing the reservation for ticketing.
- Supports corporate vendor and spending guidelines — If a company has selected certain airlines, hotels and/or car rental sources, Protravel On-Line supports those policies by biasing the on-line display toward specified vendors, and by preventing travelers from making selections outside of travel policy. Protravel On-Line can also enforce preset spending limits, and require bargain fare searches each time a traveler makes a reservation.
- Improves the quality of Corporate Travel — By giving business people direct access to all travel options, Protravel On-Line boosts competition among vendors and guarantees that corporate travelers always receive the best travel service, quality and value.
The Travel Manager
- Protravel On-Line puts travel power at your fingertips — Protravel On-Line was created specifically for corporate travelers and travel managers. Protravel On-Line provides a quick and convenient way to make air, car and hotel reservations, or to change reservations, and access a wealth of on-line travel information—all without picking up a phone to call a travel arranger.
- Maintains travel agency relationship — Protravel On-Line supports and enhances agency relationships. With Protravel On-Line, travelers or corporate travel managers can quickly and easily make or change any travel reservation—reducing the time and cost of managing a corporate travel program. Travelers and managers can then make more efficient use of Protravel agents for advice and special services.
- Enforces corporate vendor selections and spending limits — Protravel On-Line puts the corporate travel manager in total control of all business travel. Managers use Protravel On-Line to set up, maintain and enforce all corporate travel policies, vendor selection and spending limits. If the corporation has negotiated discounts with certain vendors, Protravel On-Line supports that policy by biasing the display towards the selected vendor—or by preventing travelers from making selections outside the policy.
- Keeps managers informed — Protravel On-Line provides a wide range of detailed, easy-to-use management reports on every aspect of a corporate travel program.
- Customizes easily to fit the way you work — Travel managers can use Protravel On-Line to set and revise travel policies in just minutes. Protravel On-Line is easily configured to fit your planning and reporting requirements.
- Gives travel managers more control — Protravel On-Line gives managers instant access to a powerful suite of on-line travel management tools, including: trip planning, pre-trip approval, creation and revision of traveler profiles, policy management, expense reporting and MIS reports.
- Protravel On-Line is quick and convenient — Protravel On-Line gives travelers the ability to make or change air, car and hotel reservations on-line 24 hours a day from a standard PC.
- Protravel On-Line simplifies airline reservations — Travelers may search for flights by price or convenience. Once a flight has been selected, Protravel On-Line assigns preferred seating or displays a seat map. Protravel On-Line also provides gate information and prints, faxes or e-mails an itinerary to the traveler.
- Protravel On-Line makes car and hotel reservations easy — Protravel On-Line displays car and hotel information according to the lowest available price. If a discount has been negotiated with a selected vendor, Protravel On-Line highlights that car company or hotel. Once selected, Protravel On-Line automatically confirms that the reservation conforms to the corporate travel policy, then books the reservation and prints, faxes or e-mails a confirmation to the traveler.
- Protravel On-Line offers powerful travel services — Protravel On-Line also puts valuable on-line information at the traveler's fingertips. Protravel On-Line provides easy access to up-to-the-minute information on travel advisories and weather, foreign currency quotes, international document requirements, industry telephone numbers, destination guides and other subjects.
- Protravel On-Line is easy to learn and use — Protravel On-Line is a convenient browser based software system that uses simple point-and-click commands. Travelers can learn to use it in minutes and Protravel On-Line reduces the time needed to make or change a reservation by one-half or more. Convenient "Help" commands provide quick answers to common questions about Protravel On-Line.
- Protravel guarantees availability — Because travelers can now access travel data anywhere they have an internet connection.