Yapta's CEO James Filsinger explains the importance of technology in the travel industry. Filsinger comments that the Perfect Trip is seamless, painless, relaxing and rewarding. Forest Key, CEO of Buuteeq, a cloud marketing system for hotels, describes how Concur's Perfect Trip Fund is strategically investing in companies like Buuteeq, with the vision that there is a lot that technology can bring to the table to improve and make for a perfect trip.
Speaker 1: Here at Yapta we enable consumers and corporations to travel at the lowest possible airfare. Prices drop, we alert, and you save.
Technology plays an absolutely vital role in the evolution and revolution in the travel industry. By providing tools at the fingertips of travelers whenever and wherever they need them, technology is critical.
The perfect trip to me is really something that's seamless, it's painless, it's relaxing and it's rewarding. The Perfect Trip Fund has a fantastic impact on the travel ecosystem. It enables entrepreneurs to bring valuable innovation to the travel industry and any time you have a forum for investment like this, consumers, enterprise, and the market place in general are better off.
Speaker 2: Buuteeq is a cloud marketing system for hotels. We help independent hotels and chains directly market themselves and connect to guests.
Technology has done a lot to improve travel experience but there's still a lot that we can do and I think that Concur's Perfect Trip Fund is strategically investing in companies like buuteeq with the vision that there's a lot that technology can bring to the table to improve and make for a perfect trip.
For me a perfect trip is one where I don't have to think about the planning, changes, and travel expense aspects of a trip and instead can focus on my business objectives or my leisure goals.
Software plays an incredibly important role in providing a perfect trip experience. Everything from travel planning, travel changes, which are very common, and of course expense reporting for business.
Concur and buuteeq share a vision around a phenomenal user experience when it comes to travel.