Serko Online is a powerful Online Booking Tool (OBT) for travel, designed specifically for corporate organisations. It gives travel administrators and travellers the freedom to choose from the widest range of travel suppliers, while allowing employers to maintain control over every aspect of spend, through real-time policy management.
Serko Online is proven to help organisations reduce the cost of travel programs by as much as 20% and deliver the highest levels of employee engagement, thanks to its simple and intuitive user interface.
Getting employees to use OBTs has traditionally been a challenge, however Serko Online is different. Not only is it quick to learn and easy to use; it allows travellers to book the airlines and hotels they actually want, including low cost providers like Jetstar and hotel rooms from leisure suppliers like Expedia, Wotif, and Booking.com. The recent addition of HRS’ global inventory, which includes 350,000 corporate-relevant hotels, makes Serko one of the single largest hotel metasearch platforms for corporate programs. And with the recent addition of airport transfers, Serko Online now offers travel bookers a complete 'door-to-door' experience, making it the easiest and quickest way to book and manage a business trip.
For employers, the need to control costs through high levels of policy compliance is still paramount, but new Health and Safety regulations are also driving organisations to look carefully at their internal processes. Without detailed knowledge of who is where in the world at any point in time, company officers are legally exposed if something goes wrong. Serko Online provides organisations with the foundation information necessary to comply with the new regulations.
In addition to giving the traveller full access to their itinerary, baggage allowance and seat preference, Serko Mobile also allows users to make changes to their trip and receive real-time supplier travel alerts.
Serko Online is proven to create value for both the corporate company and the traveller, which is what makes it so successful. Using Serko Online, companies can expect to save up to 20% overall on annual travel budgets, which can easily result in 7- digit savings for large organisations.
Sometimes organisations need to move lots of people from place to place on a regular basis, such as mining companies running FIFO rosters. To support them, Serko Online has a unique Mass Booking plug-in module that allows a travel administrator to book hundreds of flights simultaneously.
Serko Online is ideally suited to organisations based in New Zealand, Australia, India, Singapore and the Middle East spending more than AUD$250,000 per year on travel.
Serko Online is typically supplied by Travel Management Companies as a complement to their traditional offline travel management services. TMCs work closely with their customers to ensure Serko Online reflects the organisation’s specific travel policies and preferred travel providers.