Rearden Commerce Partners With Top Travel Content Providers To Deliver Relevant Flight, Hotel And Rail Search Results To Business TravelersTripAdvisor, SeatGuru and SilverRail Technologies tapped to fuel personalized travel recommendations via Rearden Commerce’s Relevance Engine
Innovating to transform the entire online booking process to make it simpler and more relevant for users, Rearden Commerce, the next-generation eCommerce platform company, today announced three new partnerships with top travel content providers TripAdvisor, SeatGuru and SilverRail Technologies.
The new partnerships, which build upon Rearden Commerce's expansive base of travel content and suppliers, will enhance the overall consumer experience of its Deem™ Travel platform– bringing trusted traveler reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor, optimal seating plans from SeatGuru, and a vast network of train routes across North America and Europe from SilverRail Technologies. Deem Travel will be the first to deliver all of this information in a single, easy-to-view booking tool that links directly to corporate travel systems.
"Anyone booking travel online knows the hassles of triple-checking multiple websites for the best itinerary and spending time sorting through thousands of unorganized search results," said Patrick Grady, CEO of Rearden Commerce. "We're incorporating this new information, alongside the information our Relevance Engine has about a traveler's preferences, company policies and past travel history to surface a few relevant, customized recommendations from thousands of choices. Deem Travel will know what seat you like, the time of day you like to fly, which airplanes have Wi-Fi, which seats have extra leg room, whether you prefer high speed rail, and where you like to stay – and it's smart enough to make it work within your company's travel policies."
Relevance and Personalization Changing How Buyers and Sellers Interact
Business travelers want to book the travel they need quickly and easily; Deem Travel saves users time by putting relevance and personalization at the top of the search queue, serving up the best recommended choices for any trip.
Because the tool is completely integrated with each company's own travel policies, Deem Travel solves a persistent and costly problem: Employees who resist using 'official' travel booking systems, and go 'rogue' – booking travel on their own, at full fare, on various websites.
"Having all the essential content in one place keeps employees coming back to the booking tool," said Grady. "And companies get to keep their hard-won corporate discounts."
TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, will contribute hotel ratings and fresh traveler reviews and opinions to help travelers plan and have the perfect trip. This constantly refreshed content will also help corporate travel managers ensure that preferred hotels are highly rated.
"With more than 50 million reviews and opinions, TripAdvisor helps make travel dollars go farther," said Raina Santucci, Senior Manager of Partnerships, TripAdvisor. "Leveraging our rich, user-generated content, Rearden Commerce is providing business travelers with the information they need to make timely and informed travel decisions based on the wisdom of other travelers."
SeatGuru's air travel content, which has earned the site leadership status for its extremely detailed airline seatmaps based on feedback from real fliers, will help power relevant results by sorting flight results based on productivity amenities – like access to Wi-Fi, seats that recline enough to actually get work done, overhead baggage space and legroom. Through the new content, Deem Travel will predict the ideal flight for an individual, based on past trips, company policy, in-flight amenities and traveler preferences.
"SeatGuru has a long history of providing travelers with relevant information and recommendations on airline seats and the overall flight experience," said Jami Counter, Senior Director of SeatGuru. "We're proud to partner with Rearden Commerce to provide this helpful content to their business travel customers during the flight booking process."
Rearden's expanding rail partnership with SilverRail Technologies will offer travelers the ability to book multiple rail suppliers from a single platform – enhancing its existing US AMTRAK Rail content with UK Rail and, in 2012, Canada VIA Rail.
"As travelers increasingly choose high-speed rail travel, our innovative rail platform and API offers a consistent user experience across global rail lines," said Aaron Gowell, Founder and CEO of SilverRail Technologies. "Rearden Commerce understands the business travelers' needs and is effectively leveraging new content to provide a complete range of travel options."
For more information about Deem Travel and its capabilities visit Rearden Commerce at booth 413 at the GBTA Convention 2011 in Denver, CO, through August 24.
SeatGuru (www.seatguru.com) is the Internet's most comprehensive resource for airline information, incorporating 35,000+ flyer reviews on airline seats, services, and amenities, as well as providing useful travel trips. SeatGuru offers more than 800 airline seat maps covering 100 airlines so that travelers can find the best seats before they fly. SeatGuru is part of the TripAdvisor Media Group.
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and Instant Personalization) with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor® Media Group, operated by TripAdvisor LLC, attracts more than 60 million unique monthly visitors* across 19 popular travel brands**. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 45 million unique monthly visitors***, 20 million members, and over 50 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide****, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also operates TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors. The division includes Business Listings, which allows hoteliers to connect directly to millions of researching travelers, and Vacation Rentals, which helps property managers and individual home owners list their properties and showcase hotel alternatives. TripAdvisor Media Group websites have been recognized as top travel resources in 2010 by Condé Nast Traveller, Good Housekeeping, TIME magazine and Travel + Leisure. TripAdvisor Media Group generated $486 million in revenue in 2010. TripAdvisor and the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Group are operating companies of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE). TripAdvisor and the TripAdvisor logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TripAdvisor LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Media Group Sites, Worldwide, June 2011 ** In addition to TripAdvisor, The TripAdvisor Media Group of websites includes: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
***Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, June 2011 **** TripAdvisor sites operate in 30 countries worldwide: www.tripadvisor.com, www.tripadvisor.co.uk, www.tripadvisor.ca, www.tripadvisor.it, www.tripadvisor.es, www.tripadvisor.de, www.tripadvisor.fr, www.tripadvisor.jp, www.daodao.com, www.tripadvisor.in, www.tripadvisor.se, www.tripadvisor.nl, www.tripadvisor.com.br, www.tripadvisor.com.tr, www.tripadvisor.dk, www.tripadvisor.com.mx, www.tripadvisor.ie, www.tripadvisor.com.au, www.tripadvisor.com.sg, www.tripadvisor.co.kr, no.tripadvisor.com, pl.tripadvisor.com, th.tripadvisor.com, www.tripadvisor.ru, www.tripadvisor.com.gr, www.tripadvisor.co.id, www.tripadvisor.com.ar, www.tripadvisor.tw, www.tripadvisor.com.my, and www.tripadvisor.com.eg.