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Extentia and WebSource Pacific Launch Trip in a Pocket, a Mobile Application for Travel Agents

05-10-2012 03:47 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Extentia Information Technology

Mobile Application for Travel Agents

Mobile Application for Travel Agents

Pune, India - Extentia Information technology along with partner WebSource Pacific/roomsXML have announced the launch of a new mobile application for travel agents. ‘Trip in a Pocket’ is a management tool that allows them to create and send travel itineraries on to their customers’ (pax) mobile devices. It is available for their customers’ use as a mobile application. Travelers can now check uploaded itineraries from any place and at any time on mobile.

At this time:
Travel agents create itineraries that are sent to customers, typically on email.
Travelers either have to carry printed itineraries or stay connected to view them.

With Trip in a Pocket:
The travel agent sends a reference number in an invitation mail to the customer after creating an itinerary
The traveler/customer enters the reference number to access the itinerary on an iPhone device

Trip in a Pocket is provided in the form of ‘Software as a service’ (SaaS), and the process is simple. All a travel agent needs to do is register with Trip in a Pocket, create an account, create pax, and upload PDF versions of the travel documents. They then invite their customer, the pax, to download the application from the Apple App Store, or Google Play for Android devices.

All invite emails come from the travel agent with their businesses branding prominently displayed. The downloaded application also carries the agent’s logo. This means the travel agency’s brand is visible to customers every time they check their itinerary, all through their travels.

With Trip in a Pocket, travelers can access their itineraries even in an offline mode. Once downloaded, the app can be used anywhere and at anytime.

‘Trip in a Pocket represents the confluence of our expertise in technology for travel and mobile. It means innovation for travel agents, as they compete with larger travel companies without incurring major development costs,’ said Umeed Kothavala, CEO, Extentia Information Technology. ‘They’re now able to provide added value to their customers by offering convenience on mobile’

‘More and more travelers depend on their mobile devices, and travel agents effectively have zero presence in the mobile space. Trip in a Pocket is a major step towards catching up,’ said Mark Luckey, MD of WebSource Pacific/roomsXML, and Extentia’s travel business consultant. ‘Also a key aspect of the design was that this app had to promote the travel agency. Every part of communication – the logo and branding - has to come from the travel agent, not us’

Key features of Trip in a Pocket are:
• Add flight details, accommodation vouchers, restaurant information, transfer details and more
• Unlimited number of invites to pax.
• Update an itinerary. Once updated it the agent’s pax will be notified and receive an update

Availability
Immediate. Trip in a Pocket offers monthly fee plans where the travel agent can invite an unlimited number of pax. Look up http://tripinapocket.com/index/pricing.

More Information
For more information, including a short demonstration video, visit www.tripinapocket.com.

About WebSource Pacific
WebSource is an offshore software development specialist organization established in 2004 and is based in Melbourne, Australia. WebSource delivers technology solutions using the "near shore" technology model. A strong area of expertise is the online travel domain where the company has developed the online hotel B2B booking engine, roomsXML.
www.websourcepacific.com

About Extentia IT
Established in 1998, Extentia is a global software development and consulting organization delivering IT solutions to clients throughout Europe, North America, the Middle-East, and the Asia Pacific region. With strong technical skills in Microsoft and open source technologies, Extentia has experience across multiple sectors including education, travel, healthcare and finance. The company also offers professional SEO, social media optimization, PPC, and QR coding services. Extentia has offices in India, The United States, The UAE, and The UK.
www.extentia.com

iXtentia is a division of Extentia Information Technology that focuses on Apple, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and other mobile technologies. The team has significant expertise in the development, design and support of mobile applications. iXtentia also offers marketing and promotional services for mobile applications, with applications for the iPhone /iPad listed among the top 200 on the Apple App Store.
www.ixtentia.com

Extentia Information Technology
Lane E, North Main Road
Koregaon Park, Pune 411001 
INDIA
+91-20-26154811

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