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Traxo adds flight status with iOS app v1.06

Over the past several years there’s one feature that nearly everyone who uses Traxo can agree would be valuable. With the release of v1.06 of the Traxo iPhone app, you’ll know if you flight is On Time, Delayed, or Cancelled just by looking up your flight card.

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With a simple pull-to-refesh action, your status will be updated as the status of the flight changes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traxo has partnered with FlightStats to deliver flight status, for free, to every Traxo user. Some other apps charge for this feature.

Additionally, trip flags have also been added for a bit of color and context to your trips.

Enjoy the latest version, and let us know how you like it!

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Traxo Rob!

 

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Rob Friedman, Chief Commercial Officer

Traxo is pleased to announce the hiring of Rob Friedman, longtime friend, Traxo user and trusted advisor.  Previously, Rob served as VP of Marketing for American Airlines.  In that role, he led the recent transformation of American’s brand and customer experience, helping to achieve record revenue and profits and providing a strong foundation for the merger with US Airways.

As Traxo Inc. CEO Andres Fabris puts it, “Rob’s world-class expertise using travel data to solve major industry challenges and provide meaningful insights, together with his focus on the end-to-end customer experience, is a huge asset for Traxo and will greatly benefit both our corporate partners and our travelers.”

Rob joins Traxo at a critical time for the company. Having just launched Traxo for Business, and Traxo Factor (including Traxo Hotels), Rob is poised to help lead Traxo into the next phase of the business in both B2B and B2C efforts.

“I’m thrilled to be joining such an innovative company that’s so well-positioned to solve some of the largest challenges in travel,” said Rob.  “I’ve spent the majority of my career working on ways to effectively deploy technology and data to improve the experience for travelers, and the opportunity to do that in creative new ways here at Traxo directly and for our corporate partners is really exciting.”

Welcome to Traxo Rob!

Read the full press release: http://t.co/wlP1pCxWHM

 

 

 

Earn 3x True Blue points on travel to/from DC this summer.

Flying in or out of DC this summer? If so, you’ll earn THREE times the TrueBlue points on all JetBlue Washington-National flights when you register and book by July 29 for travel June 19 through August 30, 2014.

There’s no limit to the number of times you can earn 3x points during this period. Just register and book on jetblue.com with your TrueBlue number.

Details and Registration 

Up to 100,000 Bonus Miles on AA between US and Asia.

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Travel on American’s new nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Hong Kong or Dallas/Fort Worth and Shanghai, China, or between Chicago O’Hare and Shanghai – and earn bonus miles along the way. When you book eligible travel, you’ll earn up to 25,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles per round-trip flight.

 

Registration and Details 

 

 

Weekly Roundup May 19th

Each week we’ll link all the travel, points and social stories we came across.

• Are we on the brink of a pandemic with MERS?

Man About the World  does some frequent flyer math to help you determine how to maximize your points. via@MAWtravel

• Last Tuesday, a TRACON facility near Chicago was evacuated due to smoke cause by a faulty bathroom fan. A ground stop was issues at MDW and ORD snarling air traffic for several hours. via @airchive

•  If you have a spare £182,000 this UK company will take you to all 107 3-Michelin Star restaurants. via @Holidaysplease

• And finally, this guy spent his 600-day long trip taking selfie videos in each of the 36 countries he visited, then setting it to a catchy tune. (video)  via @ModernMotoGuy

And now some tweets to @Traxo

Welcome to Traxo Jeff!  

 

 

New look.

Chances are you’ve noticed some major renovations going on around Traxo. The team has been busy on all aspects of the website, logo and many things you can’t see. Over the next couple months you’ll begin to see the results of all this work, starting with our new logo. Everything from how we display your trips to the logic that defines how Traxo’s magic email processing works is being updated. You’re going to love the new updates.

 

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Loyalty accounts, and connections are also getting major overhauls to create a unified experience where you can share a trip with friends and manage your miles in better ways.

But none of it happens without your feedback and we love hearing what you like and want to change about Traxo. So as new features come online, please let us know what you think and lets make travel better together.

Speaking of reviews, did you see the new Trip Advisor feature? When you return from a trip, we send a recap email asking for reviews. With our trip advisor integration your opinion will be heard by millions. So go ahead and tell us what you think about Traxo and tell the world about your latest adventures.

Introducing Traxo Hotels — Just for You

Still looking for that perfect hotel for your next trip?

Our new Traxo Hotels offering makes it super simple to find your ideal hotel, because we curate our recommendations based on input from the leading expert — you.

Our team was tired of scrolling through endless pages of choices each time we needed a hotel, and muddling our way through the one-size-fits-all recommendations from other websites. In reality, there were only a handful of options that were really relevant, based on which loyalty programs we each belong to, our favorite hotels, past trips, and recommendations from our friends. Why does anyone need another 50 hotels cluttering the page?? More is NOT better.

For example, I happen to be a Kimpton and Starwood gal, so I’m always going to look for those options first. I also tend to stay in the center of the action wherever I go. Andres is more of a Marriott guy, and stays closer to the airport for his frequent business trips. Wouldn’t it be awesome if the search engine KNEW that, and curated our results accordingly?

Why should we both see the same set of hotel recommendations, when we’re very different travelers?

Enter Traxo Hotels, powered by the Traxo Factor Intelligence Engine.

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Whenever you have an upcoming trip but haven’t yet booked a hotel, the Traxo Factor engine will suggest up to 10 hotel options based on your specific travel profile:

• Loyalty program affiliations
• Past hotel stays
• Your hotel ratings & reviews
• And more!

Additionally, if there are any hot deals available, Traxo “Factors” that in, too (see what we did there??)

We’ve partnered with the Expedia Affiliate Network to ensure you get the best selection and best prices – guaranteed.

And with TripAdvisor hotel reviews, you get the inside scoop from other fellow travelers.

No other website makes hotel shopping this fast, easy, and truly personalized. It’s another way Traxo is helping you,

Travel Organized.

Press Release

Traxo for Business is Live

It’s been busy at Traxo HQ since announcing our Series A funding round. We have a roadmap chalk full of updates and upgrades; but our first rollout is for our business partners. In June we announced a partnership with SAP® Cloud for Travel, using Traxo’s itinerary management technology to provide fast and easy travel expense reporting for bookings made outside of a company’s traditional corporate travel booking tool. Since then, SAP has seen a significant increase in customer volume and reporting efficiency.

Today we offer the greater travel industry this and much more, with Traxo for Business. Now anyone in a travel-related business that is in need of itinerary management can better service their customers, with Traxo White Label and API solutions.

This robust new offering will provide businesses the ability to manage users’ travel itineraries, help them keep track of their loyalty programs, and compile more trip data than ever before. Version 2 of the Traxo API is a single travel platform with endless possibilities: keep track of employee travel, provide broader customer service, and even quantify your marketing efforts. We can’t wait to see what our customers develop.

In addition to SAP, we’re also excited to announce LesConcierges as a Traxo for Business launch partner. As the leader in global concierge services, having accurate and timely insight into its members’ travel plans is critical to LesConcierges’ mission to provide superior support. Tapping into the Traxo for Business API solution enables them to consolidate their members’ travel itineraries in one place, so concierges agents can provide faster, more relevant customer service.

Traxo for Business is just the first of many new features to come, so keep in touch! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more news.

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To better travels!