[Demonstration video: http://youtu.be/biblajbh2pU ].
Away on business by Accor liberates business travelers from material constraints, providing a wide range of tools and advice to help them optimize their schedules and enjoy the benefits of tips and suggestions on what to do in town. Functions include the local weather forecast, a travel expense management device, Linkedin contacts in the vicinity, a landmark map and a geolocation service.
“Our guests are super-connected at home, at work and when they travel. We are responding to this growing consumer trend by implementing innovative solutions at every stage of our guest experience. Our new Away On Business by Accor iPad app offers a high added value service for business travelers that are extremely connected and one of our key target clientele. In this way we are enhancing our relations with our guests by enriching the hotel experience offered by our brands and on our websites,” explains Grégoire Champetier, Accor Global Chief Marketing & Distribution Officer. “Travelers’ needs are evolving. The frontiers between work and private life are becoming blurred. That’s what this application is all about.
Away On Business by Accor is an all-in-one solution that makes business travel simpler and more user-friendly,” says Mathieu Saccharin, Accor Mobile Director. This application, the first of its kind in the hospitality sector, forms an integral part of Accor’s 360 degree digital ecosystem. Accor has made its presence on the Internet and in the new media the spearhead of its distribution strategy with a focus on its website Accorhotels.com, its mobile applications and its growing influence on the social networks. Away on Business by Accor was developed with Lesmobilizers (www.lesmobilizers.com), an agency expert in mobile apps. Contents were produces by WorldEventListings (www.worldeventlistings.com), editor of tourism and leisure information.
The benefits of Away on Business by Accor
- User-friendly, intuitive and free
- Planning tools:
- Accor hotel booking device
- Restaurant, visit, outing suggestions,
- On-site schedule importing and personalization
- Travel expense management
- Practical tools
- Customizable alerts
- Seven-day weather forecast
- Public transport maps
- Tips on 30 emblematic business travel destinations