TTA – SERKO TRAVEL & EXPENSE

Travel is an essential part of modern business but booking, managing and maintaining control over it, can be a real pain in the General Ledger.

Serko Online is a powerful Online Booking Tool (OBT) for travel, designed specifically for corporate organisations. It gives travel administrators and travellers the freedom to choose from the widest range of travel suppliers, while allowing employers to maintain control over every aspect of spend, through real-time policy management.

Serko Online is proven to help organisations reduce the cost of travel programs by as much as 20% and deliver the highest levels of employee engagement, thanks to its simple and intuitive user interface.

Making business travel personal

Getting employees to use OBTs has traditionally been a challenge, however Serko Online is different. Not only is it quick to learn and easy to use; it allows travellers to book the airlines and hotels they actually want, including low cost providers like Jetstar and hotel rooms from leisure suppliers like Expedia, Wotif, and Booking.com. The recent addition of HRS’ global inventory, which includes 350,000 corporate-relevant hotels, makes Serko one of the single largest hotel metasearch platforms for corporate programs. And with the recent addition of airport transfers, Serko Online now offers travel bookers a complete ‘door-to-door’ experience, making it the easiest and quickest way to book and manage a business trip.

Serko Online can
  • be used in conjunction with any of the 3 main Global Distribution Systems
  • be setup to support the widest possible range of travel programs and internal approval processes
  • be configured to allow travel administrators to book on behalf of travellers, or for travellers to book themselves
  • be supported by the majority of travel agencies across Australasia and can be rolled out in a matter of weeks

For employers, the need to control costs through high levels of policy compliance is still paramount, but new Health and Safety regulations are also driving organisations to look carefully at their internal processes. Without detailed knowledge of who is where in the world at any point in time, company officers are legally exposed if something goes wrong. Serko Online provides organisations with the foundation information necessary to comply with the new regulations.

Key features

  • Easy to use and quick to learn workflow
  • Real-time application of corporate travel policies
  • Traveller, Travel Administrator and Guest Traveller profiles
  • Ability to book Domestic, Trans-Tasman and Point to Point International trips
  • Linked flights, accommodation, hire car and airport transfers
  • Pre and post departure changes via desktop and mobile
  • Best Rate of The Day, Best Fare of The Day and Loss Savings calculations
  • Fly, Drive & Stay rates that access up to 50% off Expedia and Wotif hotel room rates
  • Support for traditional and virtual credit cards
  • Ability to capture, manage and re-claim unused tickets
  • Multi-tier pre-trip approval workflow
  • Integration with expense management and ERP systems
  • Unique Mass Booking functionality

Serko Mobile – your personal Travel Concierge

Serko Mobile is the first purpose-built mobile app for business travellers and is available for Serko Online travellers on Android and iPhone.

In addition to giving the traveller full access to their itinerary, baggage allowance and seat preference, Serko Mobile also allows users receive real-time supplier travel alerts.

“One of the most amazing apps out there”

Serko Online works for travellers and businesses alike

Serko Online is proven to create value for both the corporate company and the traveller, which is what makes it so successful. Using Serko Online, companies can expect to save up to 20% overall on annual travel budgets, which can easily result in 7- digit savings for large organisations.

Corporate savings come from:
  • Up to 15% savings on the average cost per trip, derived from high levels of policy compliance and better management of unused tickets
  • Up to 20% reduction in Travel Agency fees by turning expensive offline bookings into cheaper online bookings
  • Up to 50% discount on Expedia or Wotif hotel rates with Serkos ‘Fly, Drive & Stay’ rates
  • Productivity gains that result from employees booking and managing all of their travel through a single portal
  • Better Duty of Care compliance which lowers corporate risk.

Get in touch to see how we can make your corporate travel easy and efficient.

The Travel Authority Group – Head Office

Ground Floor, 27 Brisbane Street,
Surry Hills Sydney NSW 2010
P.O. Box 953, Darlinghurst NSW 1300

Phone: + 61 2 8437 1111
Fax: + 61 2 8569 1836

weknow@ttagroup.com.au

The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource

Level 1, Suite 5-6,
19 Essex Street
Fremantle WA 6160

Phone: + 61 8 9430 0800
Fax: + 61 8 9463 6440

info@ttagroup.com.au

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