DENVER, Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Travel, Inc., one of the top travel management companies in North America, today announced that it will partner with Rocketrip, the leading technology platform for reducing corporate travel costs. The partnership will increase the value of Direct Travel's offerings by introducing Rocketrip's Incentivized Behavioral Change solution to its clients' corporate travel savings programs.
Rocketrip motivates cost-conscious behavior by rewarding travelers for saving on their flights, hotels, trains, and rental cars, while also increasing compliance through preferred channels. Before each trip, travelers are provided with a customized "Budget to Beat" based on their company's travel policy, negotiated rates, and real-time market inventory. Travelers who book under budget earn half of the savings they generate to spend on things they truly value.
"It's great to see one of the top players in the travel management space embrace Rocketrip's Incentivized Behavioral Change solution," said Dan Ruch, CEO at Rocketrip. "We're excited to partner with Direct Travel to drive a culture of cost sensitivity and return tremendous value back to clients."
Through this human-centric approach to travel management, travelers can help reduce their company's travel spend by 20-30%. Additionally, the platform integrates seamlessly with Direct Travel, the OBT, and the expense system—meaning there is no change to the booking, ticketing, and reconciliation workflow.
"We work with our clients to survey the entire scope of their travel program and go beyond the obvious travel savings opportunities," said Ed Adams, CEO at Direct Travel. "Partnering with Rocketrip helps Direct Travel to further this goal by introducing a powerful, industry-first solution to make cost reduction a win-win for our clients and their employees."
Developed in 2013, Rocketrip is the only behavioral change solution designed for managed travel programs. Rocketrip is already making waves in the industry, winning Concur Travel's 2017 Concur App Center Partner of the Year for Innovation—and has been featured prominently in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, Inc., TechCrunch, among many others.
The alliance further demonstrates Direct Travel's drive to help clients stay ahead of the ever-accelerating pace of business travel.
Rocketrip reduces business travel costs by aligning employee and employer interests. The platform produces custom trip budgets for employees and motivates them to spend less by letting them keep half of what they save. As the global leader in Incentivized Behavioral Change, Rocketrip inspires thoughtful spending by giving employees a stake in their company's bottom line. It's a win-win approach trusted by clients including Pandora, McKesson, and Twitter.
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in New York City, Rocketrip's investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Genacast Ventures, and Y Combinator. For more information, visit www.rocketrip.com.
About Direct Travel
Direct Travel, Inc. is a leading provider of corporate travel management services. The company has been providing travel management services for over 40 years; working with clients to develop highly customized travel programs. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and innovative solutions, Direct Travel enables clients to derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of superior service, progressive technologies, and significant cost savings. Direct Travel has offices in over 60 locations across North America and the UK, and is currently ranked 15th on the Travel Weekly Power List. Direct Travel is also a prominent member of Virtuoso, the world's most prestigious luxury travel network. For more information about Direct Travel, please visit www.dt.com.
Additionally, Direct Travel offers full-service performance improvement solutions, including meeting and event management, group incentive travel and individual recognition solutions through its wholly owned subsidiary Creative Group, Inc. For more information, please visit www.creativegroupinc.com.
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