Published on : Thursday, July 31, 2014
The new user experience takes advantage of the larger tablet screen to provide users contextual, relevant information while reviewing trips and booking travel. It also features a new, adaptive approach to travel search.
Since the launch of Egencia TripNavigator on iPhone and Android in the last year, Egencia has seen tremendous growth in mobile bookings.
Egencia expects this adoption to carry over to tablets, as studies show that 65%* of business travelers take a tablet with them on the road.
To meet this demand, Egencia has developed Egencia TripNavigator for iPad to deliver a beautiful and productive booking experience for travelers, while helping corporations reduce their managed travel spend.
“Egencia smartphone apps are primarily used by travelers for last minute bookings and other itinerary changes during a trip,” says Rob Greyber, president of Egencia.
“But smartphone screens have their limits and tablets make it easier to display more of the pertinent information for a booking on one screen.
Our work on tablet optimization also gave us the opportunity to incorporate new adaptive search technology.
The app can now adapt to the traveler’s intent and behavior to make the search process even more efficient.”
Larger iPad Screen Enables Stunning New User Experience
Taking advantage of the larger tablet form factor, Egencia TripNavigator for iPad shows users more aspects of their search in context, within a single side-by-side display and fluid interactions.
The new iPad app features a trips view that showcases a carousel of trip cards which can be swiped across a trip timeline, to offer both a larger view and more details on any part of the trip.
In addition, the search display for both hotel and flights has been simplified into a fluid experience to guide the traveler through the search process.
Finally, a comparison feature in the app makes it easy for the traveler to look at their options in context and make a selection based on multiple criteria, such as hotels’ availability and rates, location on a map, traveler reviews and company policy.
Personalized Search Recommendations for iPad
The iPad app features the Egencia new adaptive search technology, which leverages insights from travelers to deliver proactive, personalized flight search options.
For travelers who frequently book similar trips, the iPad flights experience proposes common search options in the first step of the search process.
In addition, the new ‘Similar Flights’ feature enables users to indicate what they like about a particular flight, such as similar arrival time, airline or duration, and adapts the search to provide more tailored results.
By displaying inbound and outbound flight options side-by-side with clear indications of policy compliance, users can easily compare fares and quickly choose the best option.
The new Egencia TripNavigator for iPad product will be available to all Egencia users globally by the end of 2014.
Egencia will be showcasing its new offerings at the GBTA Convention in Los Angeles from July 28-30. Visit booth #2625 to find out more and see the latest Egencia innovations.