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Traxo and International SOS partner to track all business travel bookings in real time


DALLAS – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Dallas-based Traxo, Inc., the global leader in real-time business travel data capture and pre-travel audit, and International SOS, the world’s largest provider of travel services. health and safety, today announced a new business agreement, which can provide International SOS customers with immediate access to all travel itinerary data before travel begins, including “out-of-channel bookings” performed outside of the client’s mandated corporate travel policy, in real time, thus enabling increased duty of care for business travelers.

“Our new partnership with International SOS fits perfectly with the new global travel risk management benchmark, ISO 31030,” said Andres Fabris, Founder and CEO of Traxo. the responsibility to ensure the safety, security, health and well-being of people traveling for work as the world continues to navigate through the travel ramifications of COVID-19. ”

Through integration with Traxo’s API (Application Programming Interface), when an International SOS corporate customer signs up with Traxo, International SOS and its customer get immediate visibility into all route data from travel of each booking made outside of the client’s mandated corporate travel policy. . These “previously invisible bookings”, which can account for up to 50 percent of a company’s business travel, are automatically detected, audited and processed by Traxo and securely transmitted directly to the International SOS due diligence system for immediate coverage of risk management. seconds after the employee has booked their trip, regardless of the channel.

“As organizations begin to reopen their business travel, travel risk management programs must be revitalized and anchored in effective tools that will protect ALL employees on the move and ensure the business meets its travel requirements. due diligence, ”said Andrew Miller, Director of Partnerships at International SOS. “The need for travel managers to effectively manage ‘reservation leaks’ is more critical than ever, forcing us to ensure that all out-of-policy and direct reservations with suppliers can be incorporated into our tracking. solutions.

“Partnering with Traxo helps us improve our ability to know the location of travelers by ensuring that we don’t miss any itinerary, no matter how it was booked, and the real-time nature of that data. can help us prevent or mitigate emergency situations much more. effectively.”

Traxo’s pre-travel booking data detection solution works in the background by capturing all out-of-channel bookings immediately after purchase, whether it’s a hotel booking, an airline, rental of a car, train or land transport; or a trip cancellation or modification. This route data is stored in Traxo’s highly secure infrastructure and made available to the corporate travel manager in the Traxo dashboard application for viewing and reporting. All booking data is automatically transmitted to International SOS for full risk management oversight of all upcoming trips. No extra effort is required from employees or travel managers.

“We are extremely pleased to team up with the world’s largest business travel due diligence department to provide all of their clients with the ability to improve visibility into all employees’ business travel plans. », Said Fabris. “The reality today is that business travel leaks are inevitable, and unless they are detected before travel, it can be extremely difficult to effectively monitor the safety of employees on the move. Full visibility is not just a luxury like it used to be; it is a critical imperative in today’s business travel landscape to reduce corporate liability and ensure the health and safety of all employees on the move. ”

International SOS customers who work with multiple travel management companies (TMCs) can choose to consolidate all of their TMC reservation data with their out-of-channel reservation data and feed it directly into the International SOS Tracker system. Traxo easily consolidates all reservations from different TMCs with non-TMC reservations and sends them into a single data stream to International SOS for real-time due diligence monitoring.

International SOS and Traxo will host a joint webinar on October 26 to discuss the new ISO 31030: 2021 benchmark standard for travel risk management, and how, together, they can help organizations meet their travel requirements. duty of care. To register for the free webinar, please visit: https://my.internationalsos.com/Registration_Webinar_ISO31030_Oct_26

About Traxo:

Dallas-based Traxo, Inc., the global leader in business travel data capture and pre-travel auditing, eliminates blind spots and improves due diligence by empowering travel managers to business and managed travel agencies to easily track and proactively manage full omnichannel travel activity in one real-time recording system. Founded in 2008, Traxo customers and partners include Amex GBT, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Easy Jet, Tripadvisor, Chrome River / Emburse, Coupa, International SOS, WorldAware and many more. Two recent Business Travel News The Travel Managers of the Year use Traxo, and The business travel magazine recently named the company on its 2021Tech HotList, a list of “the top technology innovators shaking the industry”. With Traxo, businesses reduce risk, improve traveler safety and maximize savings. Learn more at www.traxo.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About the International SOS group of companies:

The mission of the International SOS group of companies is to save lives, protecting your global workforce from health and safety threats. Wherever you are, we provide personalized health, safety risk management and wellness solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather conditions, epidemics or security incidents, we provide an immediate response with confidence. Our innovative technology and our medical and safety expertise focus on prevention, offering actionable information in real time and quality service in the field. We help protect your employees, your organization’s reputation, and your compliance reporting needs. By partnering with us, organizations can meet their due diligence responsibilities, while strengthening the resilience, continuity and sustainability of the business.

Founded in 1985, the International SOS group, headquartered in London and Singapore, enjoys the trust of 12,000 organizations, the majority of which is the Fortune 500, as well as mid-sized companies, governments, and corporate institutions. education and NGOs. 12,000 multicultural experts in medicine, security and logistics stand by your side to provide you with support and assistance from more than 1,000 locations in 90 countries, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a day.

To protect your staff, we are at your disposal: www.internationalsos.com



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