Aviation & Travel Innovators – TroopTravel
TroopTravel aims to take the complexity out of organising meetings. The award-winning platform uses big data and machine learning to connect thousands of data points to find the best location for meetings based on individual requirements, comparing flight and hotel cost, visa requirements and CO2 impact in the process.
Leonard CremerWe are Trooptravel, we are still a startup, and we focus on the corporate travel industry. The product is focused on large multi-national corporate customers that's got teams all over the world that needs to meet regularly. So, what we do is we work with the corporate, and we integrate the corporate layers, like their office locations, their staff locations, their CRM data, and then we use the tool for them to analyze which is good places to meet. We integrate flight prices, we integrate hotel prices, visa requirements, etc. The corporate then use the tool to analyze and plan their corporate meetings for their teams. We just found out that it's quite complicated to organize these team meetings in large, multinational companies, and there's lots of data points that they need to look at, etc. The impact of that is, that either they don't do the analysis properly, or it takes them weeks to do it. My co-founder, Dennis, actually worked in a multi-national corporation where he saw the problem, and that's where it started from then.
So far we've got very good feedback from the industry, and there's a lot of excitement in this industry about it as well. We're still a very early stage, so we've got some trial customers that's trialing our MVP product, and they're giving us feedback that we're implementing into the system to really make it better, and to be able to cater for all the requirements. It's still pre-launch, so we haven't launched commercially yet, but we'd like to see if there's more trial customers that wants to get involved in the trial.
Version one will be ready beginning of next year, and then we'll continue adding features as we go along.
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