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CTI launches new integrated booking platform

Business travel provider CTI has announced the launch of PLANNET, a tool that pulls in content from multiple sources to provide a simple, one stop shop for corporate customers making travel bookings.

CTI has launched the IATA level 3-certified platform to give business travellers and bookers greater control over the travel options they purchase, and to offer customers content direct from suppliers that they are familiar with.

PLANNET enables CTI’s customers to browse and compare travel options across all relevant channels and suppliers. They can research and book hotels, rail, flights, car hire and ground transportation via a single sign-on, and with complete visibility of all available options and deals in one place.

PLANNET’s content is drawn from a wide range of sources including multiple Global Distribution Systems, OTAs such as Laterooms, Booking.com and the Expedia Affiliate Network, direct content from airlines and hotels, ground transport, and payment and expense management systems.

Content is also provided via the GPT marketplace, which sources air fares from across the globe at local prices, providing travel bookers with significant savings.

Clive Wratten, chief executive of CTI, said: “For many years, the options available to corporate travel buyers have proliferated, but until now, sifting through this array of platforms, search engines and deals has been a daunting challenge, but PLANNET now collates all the available options in an easy-to-manage way.

“There was a time when tools like Expedia and Laterooms were seen as competitors to traditional travel management companies, but we know from our clients how time and resource-intensive it can be to navigate these channels, compare options across them and plan entire trips in an integrated way.

“The introduction of PLANNET, combined with our deep knowledge of the travel sector, will help our customers create value for money end-to-end itineraries as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

The software has been developed by Atriis.