Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2014
Executive Travel Directors (ETD) has completed 50% of the launch phase of ProgramWire, an online portal for independent Travel Directors. ProgramWire serves as a single platform through which users can view details of upcoming and past worked programs, search invoices by program name and date, and access common independent Travel Director FAQs.
Because Executive Travel Directors has a registry of over 2,500 independent Travel Directors in their database, ProgramWire is being introduced to Travel Directors in phases, as to not overwhelm the system. The ongoing launch process will last through the end of July, and groups of ETD independent Travel Directors are receiving personal invitations to register every week. While only 50% of the Travel Directors in ETD’s registry have been invited to register with ProgramWire thus far, user response to the portal’s capabilities has been favorable to say the least:
“I am very impressed with the new program site. It just has it all right there!”
“ProgramWire is a great program and seems to have a lot of potential. “
ProgramWire has been in the works since early 2013 and was tested by a Travel Director focus group in February of this year. The focus group’s response to the portal, which allows ETD Travel Directors to update their personal information and skills independently, was overwhelmingly positive.
One ProgramWire focus group member said, “I appreciate that there is no longer a middle-man. I can make changes to my address, travel preferences, onsite skills, etc., on my personal computer, and they are instantly reflected in the ETD internal database. I took an Excel class a few weeks ago, so I went into my ProgramWire account to report that my skills changed from intermediate to advanced.”
Executive Travel Directors (ETD) is a Chicago-based company providing onsite logistical assistance to business meetings, incentive trips, and medical educational sessions. Since 1988, ETD has operated on respect for meeting planners and the success of their programs. ETD hosts a registry of over 2,000 Travel Directors and provides staff to more than 5,000 programs annually. For more information on Executive Travel Directors, please visit us at http://www.traveldirectors.com.