Making use of mobile networks to extend communications to travellers on the road

Tuesday 18, May 2010


Making use of mobile networks to extend communications to travellers on the road


GetThere has introduced the new GetThere Mobile powered by TripCase functionality for business travellers. It is a free service that allows travellers to access a variety of travel-related information while on the go.




GetThere Mobile powered by TripCase is a downloadable and web-enabled post-booking mobile travel application. Travellers have access to trip itineraries, online check-in, flight status and more from their mobile devices. Additionally, a messaging platform enables agencies, suppliers and marketing partners to communicate directly with travellers while in transit.


The downloadable mobile application is available for Blackberry, iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile. It focuses on enhancing the traveller’s post-booking experience via one-click access to complete trip details.


TripCase provides a host of free services to business travellers, including:


  • automatic import of itinerary details
  • flight updates/alerts/notifications
  • trip-specific messages
  • flight departure and arrival status
  • baggage claim location
  • gate changes
  • travel itinerary sharing
  • car rental shuttle information



GetThere Mobile powered by TripCase will be available to all GetThere clients – on all global distribution systems - in the third quarter of 2010.


Once the traveler downloads the TripCase application to his/her mobile device, all bookings made via Sabre Travel Network will automatically sync with TripCase. Travelers booking on other GDSs can forward their itineraries to TripCase. GetThere and TripCase teams are actively working on PNR synchronisation tools for other GDSs, with the functionality on target for later in 2010.


GetThere and TripCase are also developing policy-compliant booking capabilities. Hotel booking is expected by the end of this year, with options to book air and car anticipated for 2011.







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