Today, Business Travel Direct and FairFly have announced a partnership. This follows shortly after FairFly’s global launch of their full airfare tracking and rebooking system for enterprises and TMCs, earlier this month.
The move was driven by Business Travel Direct’s strategy to embrace innovative technology which create cost saving opportunities for their clients.
FairFly, a travel-tech company founded in 2013, tracks company flights for such savings opportunities, offering a comprehensive solution for companies to maximize savings on airfare expenditure, even after ticketing.
Contrary to common belief, airfares are extremely volatile and the price for a single flight changes 90 times on average, fluctuating even up until the moment of departure. FairFly tackles this problem by automatically and continuously monitoring flight prices around the clock, enabling rebooking when savings opportunities become available.
Through this partnership, Business Travel Direct will leverage FairFly’s technology to identify potential savings, averaging £192 per ticket, on 26% of tickets processed to date. Better yet, these savings already factor in applicable airline cancellation fees, private fares, and corporate travel policies.
“We’re excited about this partnership” said FairFly’s Co-Founder and CEO, Aviel Siman-Tov. “As companies, we share values in keeping our clients happy as well as a passion for innovation, so this has been a natural fit”
All of Business Travel Direct’s day-to-day operations stay the same, with flights simply sent through FairFly’s tracking system after ticketing, for price tracking. Business Travel Direct remains in full control of flights, rebooking and savings.
Julie Oliver, managing director of Business Travel Direct, comments: “Our clients are constantly looking to extract maximum value from their travel budgets. We are confident that our partnership with Fairfly will deliver tangible savings on one of the biggest expenses that companies incur on a regular basis”.
“The service Fairfly offers for airfares marries perfectly with the savings we are already able to offer on hotel stays through our partnership with TRIPBAM. We were the first UK TMC to introduce TRIPBAM and are currently finding savings on 36 per cent of bookings with average savings of £28 per night.”
Business Travel Direct, an multi-award winning Travel Management Company, provides services such as consultancy, management information, risk management, online booking tools and tailor-made packages for organizations of all sizes.
Business Travel Direct has paved the way for UK based TMCs with innovative partnerships in the past as well. Business Travel Direct is one of only three Concur Preferred Partners in the UK, the multi-award winning service that is the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Now with FairFly, Business Travel Direct will be able to offer clients maximum savings on flights, giving them an innovative competitive advantage.