We are famous (infamous?) for our legendary personal service. In fact, we’ve won a lot of Business Travel awards because of this. So, just imagine if we were to put the same level of commitment and attention to detail into an online booking solution? That would be just the epitome of business travel awesomeness!

Well, guess what…! We’re thrilled to introduce you to:

Complimenting the exemplary personal service for which Giles Travel are known, our in house IT department has worked tirelessly to design and develop a truly game-changing suite of online travel management tools with that same level of care, attention to detail and innovation as our offline service. This has manifested in our own, proprietary online travel software: ATLAS. Atlas has been designed from the ground up to be an entire global travel interface – so much more than just an online booking engine for air and hotels, etc. It’s an integral part of the Giles Travel Portal, a complete business travel management solution. Atlas provides enhanced traveller profile management, travel policy control, reporting information and much more. And that’s just release one!

Giles Travel’s clients are at the heart of everything we do. So, we included their input and feedback at every stage of Atlas’s development. After a successful client beta phase, we publically launched Atlas at TBTC in September and look forward to its development as we continue to add functionality and benefits for the client.

Feedback from clients:

“I love it! It’s so much more user friendly than any other interface I’ve used.”
Travel Booker | Retail

 

“Other tools don’t even compare… Atlas is a huge leap forward.”
Traveller | Automotive

 

“Very easy to use and great for getting a quick costing, too.”
Travel Manager | Pharmaceuticals

At this first release, here are some of the benefits Atlas brings:

Content – Atlas goes way beyond the GDS, but searches multiple content sources to deliver the very best match for your travel enquiry.

Control – built-in Quality Control checks and travel policy compliance criteria ensures that bookings made through Atlas will always be on brand

Integration – full management information and even itineraries from bookings made offline are integrated into Atlas’s dashboards

Profiles – the profile management functionality within Portal and Atlas allows for complete control of your travellers’ preferences and criteria.

Process – once a booking has been made, Atlas will automatically notify the travel manager responsible to seek approval for the trip.

Locations – when booking a hotel in Atlas, you can search as simply as clicking on a map to find just the right property in the right part of town.

Customisation – a professional yet intuitive user interface design mean travel bookers quickly get up to speed, and it’s totally customisable, too.

Speed – the Atlas search engine is fast. Incredibly fast! Meaning you can make a full booking in under a minute.

Chris Harnetty, Chief Technology Officer at Giles Travel, comments: “Over the past 18 months, Giles Travel have continued to invest heavily in developing new in-house technology solutions. Atlas is very much the culmination (so far!) of this strategy and the product face of our innovation.” Harnetty continues, “Such is our focus on developing cutting edge IT solutions for the benefit of our consultants and our clients, we have doubled our internal IT Development Team over the past year, to enhance our suite of internal quality control and back-office systems, all of which integrate seamlessly with Atlas and our Travel Portal. Atlas and Portal will continue to grow with enhanced features and functionalities, designed completely with the traveller and travel booker mind.”

 

For more information on Atlas, including screenshots and a demo video, visit: www.gilestravel.com/atlas

 

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