Kiwi-owned travel management company Orbit Corporate travel has launched a new mobile app which aims to alleviate the stress of business travel, enabling travellers to save time and have secure access to all itinerary details with real-time notifications of any changes to booking.
The app, dubbed ‘The Orbit Travel App’ designed by the company alongside digital media specialists Satellite is able to host a traveller’s entire itinerary regardless of the airline. It also includes accommodation, rental cars, taxis, trains and event bookings, so the user doesn’t need to look further than the app, says Orbit marketing manager Paul Halford. He says it's also the only travel management company app to offer domestic check-in at the gate for Air New Zealand flights.
“This all-in-one app has been designed with the business traveller in mind, and will help them remain organised, connected and constantly updated while they are away. Business travel can be stressful, so we’ve created an app that will help travellers relax a little more by having all the information they need at their fingertips.”
Halford says the information contained in Orbit itineraries will be automatically loaded into the app after registration so travellers don’t have to enter booking references to find their flight or hotel details.
“Plus, any changes made along the way to bookings will be updated in real-time whenever the app is opened, with easy-to read notifications, so travellers don’t get any nasty surprises, says Halford.”
He says the app offers domestic online check-in with Jetstar and Air New Zealand barcodes for kiosk check-in, Koru lounge access and gate access. Travellers will also be able to keep copies of their passport and other valuable travel documentation safe inside the app which is pin-protected.
“Travellers using the app can access helpful travel tools such as a currency converter, Google maps, weather forecasts and destination guides to help navigate the local landscape with ease,” Halford adds.
The Orbit Travel App is free and available (for Android and Apple mobile devices) to Orbit Corporate Travel clients worldwide.