A Mobile App to Streamline Corporate Travel

October 5, 2021

As business is picking back up, corporate road warriors are excited to get back out there, see old friends, meet clients, and build new partnerships. However, there’s still some uncertainty about travel safety and policy compliance. And some of the issues travelers could face go beyond health and safety regulations or booking a compliant trip.

When your travelers book the wrong trip, it creates a cascade of avoidable problems. It could come in the form of complex air travel with multiple unnecessary layovers. Travelers could book a hotel room on the opposite side of town from their meeting. Your travelers may simply be unaware that they’ve booked a hotel in a location with low safety scores.

With the Etta mobile app, now available for iOS and Android, your travelers get the support they need to make the right decisions throughout their entire trip. 


Trip booking designed for every body

We’ve spent some time testing our software design and user interface (UI) to make sure Etta for mobile is one of the easiest and most intuitive corporate travel apps your travelers will ever use. Whether it’s quickly switching to a map view to find hotel options, using a color scheme to accommodate colorblind users, or getting real-time safety updates, the Etta mobile app was built to make sure travel is streamlined for accessibility

Etta follows the World Wide Web Consortium accessibility standards, providing a broad array of options for multiple conditions like visual, hearing, or cognitive impairments. A dynamic UI offers a high-contrast color scheme to help improve visibility, while text-based support helps the hearing impaired get the help they need without having to talk to anyone over the phone. And with its clean, calm interface, travelers with dyslexia or epilepsy can get the clear information they need for an upcoming trip. 

Better yet, all of these accessibility features help improve the entire travel experience for everyone. If you’ve ever needed to make text sizes larger or used a voice-to-text feature to get things done hands free, you’ve already experienced some of the benefits of accessibility features.

Easier corporate travel booking based on you

When booking a trip on Etta, there’s no particular order your travelers need to follow to make reservations. If there’s a specific hotel they want to book, they can reserve a room first and build the rest of their trip around that. Or, if they want to start with renting a car, then they can figure out their flights and hotel later. The choice is theirs. 

Booking flights is a breeze with the Etta mobile app, which allows you to book a one way, round trip, or multi-city flights*, with all of your preferences and awards numbers automatically incorporated. Better yet, you can easily reserve your preferred seat on a seat map. And with Air SafetyCheck giving you airline-specific health and safety information within the booking flow, the Etta mobile app gives you the details you need to prepare for your flight. 

When searching for a hotel, travelers can use a list view to quickly find a specific location, or use a map view. With the map view on the Etta mobile app, travelers are able to find lodgings near the right office or venue, or browse various locations a bit further to find some great restaurants or nightlife for their downtime. 

Each hotel displayed on Etta features photos of the property and Tripadvisor ratings. Listings also come with Neighborhood SafetyCheck information to provide health and safety details. And of course, the Etta mobile app also includes amenities information, particularly your organization’s negotiated amenities, to encourage your travelers to make a reservation that’s compliant with your corporate travel policy. 

Air SafetyCheck on the Etta mobile app shows cleaning, safety and airline policy updates for flight booking options.

Last but hardly least comes the car rental options. If you’ve already selected a flight and hotel, car rental options will automatically populate based on travel dates and the airport you’re traveling to. Naturally, travelers can quickly change the dates or rental location, and as time passes, Etta will identify their travel preferences for a future trip to make the booking process even faster the next time around. 

Changing trip details is easier, too

I’m sure you or your travelers have experienced this scenario: Your meetings ended early and you want to get home sooner, but it’s a hassle to change flights so you just have to wait at the airport for a few hours. Wouldn’t it be better if you (or your travelers) could change your flight to an earlier time right inside the app? 

With the Etta mobile app, not only do you get the flexibility to switch flights, you can make that change with one hand and without having to stop at the ticketing counter. If you need support for any questions, Etta can put you in contact with travel support through a phone call or an email. And once everything’s booked, you can easily share your itinerary with colleagues or family. 

Etta for mobile gives travelers a powerful partner to make last minute changes on any leg of their journey, or even cancel the entire trip, with just a few taps in the mobile app. With the Etta mobile app, corporate travelers get an easy way to streamline every step of any trip with a phenomenal partner that fits in their pocket.

*Multi-city flights functionality is currently available on Etta for iOS and is coming soon to Etta for Android.


Author

My Phung
Director, Product Marketing

With a passion for both storytelling and technology, My found the perfect combination of the two as a product marketer. She feeds off the pressure and excitement for product launches, and loves to collaborate with cross-functional teams to orchestrate successful launches. When she’s not at work, she spends her free time in the kitchen, tweaking recipes and making them her own.

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