LONDON, UK, May 2016 Atriis the e-commerce travel platform used by Portman and TMC’s around the globe announced today that it has integrated its GTP booking platform, with GroundScope, a global booking service for ground transportation. This partnership will mean that Atriis customers now have access to GroundScope’s global selection of more than 600 local, trusted, and vetted ground transportation service partners.
Since working with GroundScope Portman has seen its ground transport bookings increase by 5,000% in the last year. In addition, bookings made through the platform have become much more streamlined since the integration with GroundScope, with the time taken for a booking to be completed reduced by over 90% to just two minutes.
Dave Bishop, Global Business Development Director at Atriis Technologies has commented: “We’re delighted to partner with GroundScope and are excited to offer our clients a global managed ground transportation service. We selected them because of their high standards when it comes to ensuring all their service partners are vetted, insured and licensed, and sharing our ethos when it comes to customer service.”
John McCallion, CEO of GroundScope comments: “This partnership means Atriis customers and all of its clients will have access to our global content. In addition to the cost benefits, managed ground transportation also guarantees a much higher quality, trustworthy and reliable taxi, car or coach experience for any customer, partner or employee a company is booking travel on behalf of.”
Atriis provides the world’s first integrated travel management platform for TMC’s, their clients and travellers. It integrates GDS content with additional rich global, local and ancillary content, ensuring travellers benefit from the best fares, best rates and great additional services. It uses metasearch principles to present content to the user in a fast and efficient manner. Ergonomically designed to mirror best practice consumer websites, the platform is very easy to use and completely intuitive. For travel management professionals, GTP integrates into the agents work flow and processes, delivering exceptional financial results to users and improved service, total trip management and exceptional savings to travellers.
GroundScope is a global booking service that lets travellers choose from over 600 local ground transportation services across the world – from taxi firms to coach companies – and book the safest, most reliable and cost-effective option for their trip. GroundScope brings together a powerful online booking platform, available on web, GDS and mobile, an enormous selection of rigorously-vetted ground transport partners and a group of experienced staff offering 24/7, human customer support. GroundScope’s mission is to manage, streamline and simplify the fragmented ground transportation landscape for clients, and offer a seal of quality that guarantees a licensed, insured, competitively priced and high quality service in every taxi, car or coach booked. GroundScope provides a service to leading companies in the pharmaceutical, IT, finance, FMCG and manufacturing sectors as well as leading TMC’s and OBT’s.