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Auckland, New Zealand. 7th September 2015 – Serko Ltd. (SKO.NZ) A leader in online travel booking and expense management for business, has announced a new feature called ‘Bag Tracker’ that allows travellers to use Serko Mobile to keep track of their bags.
Darrin Grafton, Serko CEO, said “Serko Mobile users no longer have to wonder whether their bags have made it onto the plane or fight the queues at the luggage carousel, as the app will now tell them exactly how far away their bags are at any point in time.”
To use the new Bag Tracker feature, travellers simply ‘pair’ their tags with Serko Mobile and then drop the tags into their luggage. Serko Mobile can track up to three tags simultaneously.
“The Bag Tracker feature is really easy to use and is another way that Serko is helping to transform business travel, making it less stressful and more productive for our customers", continued Darrin.
The new Bag Tracker feature operates in two modes: ‘Find My Bag’ which tells users how far away their bags are and if they are in range, which can be up to 80 meters, and ‘Carousel Mode’, that alerts the user when their bag comes into range on the carousel, so that they don’t have to fight the crowd.
Future releases will check that the number of tagged bags is consistent with the airfare booked. Bag Tracker is being launched initially on iPhone and will be available for download from the App Store late in September 2015. Users will be able to purchase tags online, or may be given them by their Travel Management Company. The Bag Tracker feature will be included in the free Serko Mobile subscription.
Natasha Gillooly, Porter Novelli for Serko,
+ 64 21 915 297