The Isle of Man has very clear and specific policies to develop e-commerce businesses. As a growing Island business we have benefited from an effective open government that is dedicated to encouraging businesses with innovative new ideas, supported by a grant scheme for qualifying businesses.
Isle of Man (PRWEB) July 23, 2008
Headquartered in the Isle of Man justtheflight.co.uk/mobile is a web based application optimized for mobile devices which allows people to search for a destination, e.g. 'flights to Dubai', book and pay for flights through their mobile phone. The mobile booking facility is truly world-wide allowing you to search and book cheap flights to and from most global locations with the majority of the world's leading airlines.
The application also offers travel and airline news updated every few hours, holiday and destination guides together with travel features written so they can be read on a mobile device. Initially justtheflight.co.uk/mobile flight bookings will be in English and can be paid for by credit card. There are plans to introduce a corporate version as well as multi currency and lingual options shortly.
Brian Kelly, Online Regional Travel Group Ltd (ORTG) chief executive, said, "The launch is an exciting one for justtheflight.co.uk and the travel industry. The use of the mobile internet through Smartphone devices is exploding. Currently 20 per cent* of people have access to the internet via the mobile phone and this is set to grow. Mobile is the PC of the future; improved speed and falling costs for downloading data makes searching and booking flights a viable, quick and convenient option, breaking the tie with the office or home PC.
"Being first to market means the opportunities are endless. The company has several major joint venture deals on the go, full details will be released over the coming months.
"The Isle of Man has very clear and specific policies to develop e-commerce businesses. As a growing Island business we have benefited from an effective open government that is dedicated to encouraging businesses with innovative new ideas, supported by a grant scheme for qualifying businesses."
Ron Berry, head of inward investment, for the Isle of Man, "E-commerce is providing a great boom for the Isle of Man and is key to the Isle of Man's business development strategy. It is a market that is growing rapidly, and we are echoing this currently with our expansion into new e-Business sectors including e-travel. justtheflight.co.uk's new mobile application places the Isle of Man firmly at the forefront of innovation in the travel industry and we look forward to helping the business grow."
justtheflight.co.uk/mobile is owned and operated by Isle of Man's leading travel company Online Regional Travel Group Ltd. ORTG was formed in 1982 and currently employs 65 people in the Isle of Man, Guernsey & Jersey with annual sales in excess of £40m. justtheflight.co.uk currently books over 40,000 seats through its web site per annum.
Notes to editors:
*According to Ofcom - May 2007
justtheflight.co.uk is a leading UK flight booking website booking owned by the Online Regional Travel Group Ltd (ORTG).It is an Isle of Man based travel group who operate in the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.
justtheflight.co.uk/mobile obtains availability of flights and fares from Amadeus. Bookings are also confirmed through this reservation system. Amadeus allows travel agents to book seats with the majority of the worlds leading airlines.
Laura Moss/Paul Crayston
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lauram @ lansons.com/ [email protected]
brian @ ortg.co.uk