“Mobile effectively allows us -- for the first time -- to tie a user’s behavior with their location and itineraries. Mobile means a new way to sell travel services that will supplant more traditional methods over the next few years…”
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 13, 2011
ExpertFlyer.com, the premier air travel information tool offering complete and efficient ways to access the ever changing details of worldwide air travel information, has posted a new One-on-One blog interview with Jean Tripier, CEO of WorldMate. WorldMate has become the "personal travel assistant" to more than 8 million business travelers worldwide by applying personal travel preferences and building options, updates, alerts, and other information based on your travel itinerary. Each month, ExpertFlyer's One-on-One blog goes face-to-face with the travel industry's leading decision makers to discuss and address topics relevant to many of today's business and frequent travelers.
As travelers become more reliant on iPhone and Blackberry smartphones and other portable devices for information, the need to access and aggregate itineraries with greater efficiency has become an important aspect to today's business and frequent traveler.
During his interview, Mr. Tripier discusses advances in mobile travel services that are comparable to one’s own personal travel assistant. These mobile applications not only aggregate disparate travel itinerary information, but alert travelers to key changes or delays, as well as even offering up dining suggestions in unfamiliar locales. Mr. Tripier also discusses Blackberry Travel, a collaborative effort between RIM and WorldMate, which offers the first fully automated and contextually aware mobile application. Users setup their account and their itineraries are magically integrated and updated for on-the-go access.
"There is a revolution going on in the travel industry and that revolution is mobile travel services," Mr. Tripier explains. "Mobile effectively allows us -- for the first time -- to tie a user's behavior with their location and itinerary. Mobile also represents a new way to sell travel services that will supplant more traditional methods over the next few years because they are more effective for the suppliers and more convenient for the end user," Tripier added.
"WorldMate is a great travel companion for the business traveler who needs immediate access to their entire itinerary, not just their airline or hotel information," says Chris Lopinto, CEO and Co-founder of ExpertFlyer.com. "We agree that mobile applications and aggregate solutions will quickly become the norm for most travelers over the next few years, if not sooner."
To read the entire interview with Jean Tripier at WorldMate, please visit ExpertFlyer's blog.
About WorldMate, Inc.
WorldMate is the personal travel assistant chosen by over 8 million business and premiere travelers worldwide. WorldMate caters to every aspect of business travel, understands your personal preferences and recommends the ideal options for the best possible travel experience. WorldMate sends real-time "push" alerts about itinerary updates and changes, including flight delays or cancellations and provides travel resources such as flight schedules, weather forecasts, travel directories, maps, world clocks, a currency converter and much more. For more information, please visit http://www.worldmate.com.
ExpertFlyer.com was conceived and created by an eclectic team consisting of a veteran elite tier frequent flyer, an airline captain and corporate travel manager, and information technology professionals to deliver a 24/7 real time powerful air travel information service. The company provides its subscribers and corporate travel managers alike with a complete, concise and efficient way to access the ever-changing details of worldwide air travel information. For more information, please visit http://www.expertflyer.com.
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