Travel and Transport has announced a new partnership with CheckMate, the leading platform for hotel communication. This award-winning platform is now available to Travel and Transport’s corporate and leisure travelers, offering round-the-clock VIP services by facilitating more efficient, personalized communication with their hotel via a mobile device.
“CheckMate tools bring TMC’s traveler experience into the mobile era,” said Drew Patterson, co-founder and CEO of CheckMate. “The CheckMate platform enables agents to connect with their travelers the way each of their travelers connect with their world—via text, email, or the TMC’s app.”
CheckMate’s award-winning technology enables Travel and Transport to differentiate their offerings by providing a range of pre-stay and in-stay mobile services to clients. Through CheckMate, Travel and Transport can:
- Empower travelers to communicate preferences directly to their hotel from their mobile device via SMS, email or in-app communication
- Enable travelers to simply text requests for early check-in/late check-out, room upgrades, restaurant recommendations, room service, etc.
- Provide an express check-in experience at CheckMate partner hotels, eliminating the wait at the front desk
The Checkmate platform will be implemented into Travel and Transport’s latest update to their eTTek Dash mobile app to operate the Hotel Check-in feature within the app.
“Travel and Transport’s focus continues to be on creating solutions for our clients that give them a convenient and secure travel experience.” said Mike Kubasik, Travel and Transport Executive Vice President and CIO. “Through our partnership with CheckMate and the integration of this solution through our Dash mobile app, travelers will have immediate access to hotel services and alerts that they have come to appreciate.”
About Travel and Transport, Inc.
Founded in 1946, Travel and Transport, Inc. is one of the top 5 travel management companies in the U.S. specializing in corporate travel management, vacation travel, and group and meeting travel services. Travel and Transport, a 100% employee-owned company recognized for unparalleled service, integrity and travel industry knowledge, employs 1,300 people, has locations in 43 states and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Please visit the company website at travelandtransport.com for more information about Travel and Transport’s services.
CheckMate is the leading travel technology company building hotel communications tools to deliver a better guest experience. From before check-in through departure, CheckMate’s tools enable hotels and their guests to have a two-way conversation through any means of communication – email, text, or a native app. CheckMate’s mobile tools improve every facet of the guest experience – from a mobile check-in that avoids a wait at the front desk and deals on room upgrades to alerts when one’s room is ready. Through partnerships with hotels, OTAs and TMCs, CheckMate has improved the travel experience of over 500,000 travelers staying at over 51,000 hotels.
CheckMate was founded in January 2013 and was acquired by Room 77. Room 77 has raised $43 million dollars from leading travel and technology investors. For more information visit http://www.checkmate.io/.