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MeritBiz launches new travel app for business travellers

Latest all-in-one app includes comprehensive itinerary management, travel updates and advanced duty of care features.

TORONTO – May 9, 2017 – Canadian based corporate travel management company, MeritBiz, launches a new travel app today for iPhone and Android devices, designed to deliver best in class itinerary management and duty of care solutions. The app, self-titled MeritBiz, is essential for today’s business traveller who has a variety of unique needs; it delivers a number of relevant and useful features, offers customized options, in an easy-to use interface.

The new MeritBiz app has a suite of features centred around four key principles: traveller support, itinerary management, communication, and duty of care. The app is an extension of the team at MeritBiz, and a priority for both the MeritBiz team and their app is traveller support. With the app, clients will be able to access detailed city maps with restaurants and points of interest without the requirement of mobile data. They’ll also be able to manage their expenses, store their travel documents and embed other pertinent travel information from other apps like Uber and OpenTable. The MeritBiz client can rest assured when travelling with the app because it delivers extensive duty of care benefits like, interactive emergency messaging, advanced traveller tracking by live agents and targeted disaster response. The app also performs key communication functions that allow the user to not only share their itinerary, but they can engage in direct messaging with a MeritBiz Travel Consultant 24/7. Itinerary management features enable trip saving, provide a traveller tool box, and send push notifications for gate changes and delays. It also offers mobile booking with policy integration built-in, so you are only offered hotels and options aligned with your company’s minimum standard of quality.

“Business travel is very fast paced, so planning, flexibility, and safety are paramount,” says Dirk Baerts, President, MeritBiz. “We wanted to provide our clients with tools to simplify their travels, so they can focus on the reason for their trip, and not have to worry about administrative travel tasks. However, we know that simplifying travel processes is just not enough. That’s why the app’s value is not only in the features that organize traveler itineraries, but also the safety features such as traveler tracking. Bridging the gap between technology and service, the app connects travelers to their coworkers, their business offices, and to our agents.”

The MeritBiz app, makes travel for clients easier and safer and is now available on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. The features are a combination of all aspects of today’s traveler needs when away on business, making it an essential all-in-one mobile tool. It’s a testament to how MeritBiz makes business travel easy, with a focus on the four areas of highest priority: traveler support, itinerary management, communication, and duty of care.

About MeritBiz
MeritBiz is the business travel division of Merit Travel Group Inc, providing corporate travel management services to businesses. Fully operated in Canada, MeritBiz offers reporting tools and assists with travel policy development, compliance, and training. Their services are available 24/7, including monitoring business travelers and their safety.

For more information, please contact:
Luisa Pannozzi
Marketing Director
Merit Travel Group
416-364-3775 x 4216
luisa.pannozzi@merit.ca