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Serko Limited (NZX:SKO), a market leader in online travel booking and expense management for business, announced today that it has partnered with Intelligent Travel, the Australasian leader in travel risk management, to co-develop a suite of products that will help Serko customers manage the health and safety risks associated with corporate travel.
Recent health and safety legislative changes in Australia mean that corporations must now take a more active approach to managing the risks to corporate travellers and criminal consequences imposed for organizations that fail to take appropriate precautions. Similar legislation is due to come into effect in New Zealand later in 2014.
Tony Ridley, CEO at Intelligent Travel said: “Managing the risks associated with corporate travel is something that organizations must now take more seriously. Most organizations have some of the pieces in place, but it’s typically fragmented and incomplete. By putting Serko’s Online Booking Tool at the centre and building a compliance framework on top of it, organizations will be able to reduce their risk of non-compliance and also reduce their costs by focusing on a single supplier that can provide full end-to-end support in a focused way.”
Darrin Grafton, CEO at Serko said: “Risk Management is becoming an increasingly important part of our world and we want to be able to offer Serko customers a complete solution that covers risk management as well as travel booking and expense management. Intelligent Travel is the industry leader in this space and we’re committed to bringing best-in-class product to market together in the future.”
“For example, Serko Mobile, our soon-to-be-released mobile app includes a City Safe rating which is powered by Intelligent Travel. The rating gives travellers an understanding of the health and safety risk associated with any city in the world and is the first piece of the solution that we will be rolling out in due course.”ENDS
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