Bookit Expands Mobile On-Line Travel Purchase and Confirmation Portfolio for Travel and Transit Markets

Helsinki, January 28, 2015 – BookIT, a developer of mobile engagement platforms, has expanded its mobile travel booking and payment system, bringing a full end-to-end mobile solution that streamlines passenger interactions from booking through payment, service upgrades, check-in and service delivery.

Based on a portfolio of Bookit patented technologies in the area of interactive messaging and payments, this mobile customer mobile engagement platform allows airlines and rail services, car rental and taxi companies, event ticketing and travel agencies to offer their customers a single mobile device for booking, payment, confirmation and check-in.  When a customer goes online and checks availability and then books the fare, they received a text confirmation and payment details.  They then just register their credit card information once via a secure PCI registration process.  From there, there customer’s phone receives all confirmation, check in information, updates or travel messages.  The secure payment process is stored for use next time a reservation is made.“When people travel, they have to deal with a confusing array of transactions, payments, check-ins, on different devices and systems,” explains Jukka Salonen, founder of BookIT.  “Our platform provides a single-point of information and transaction, giving travelers a simple and convenient way to manage their travels from reservations to check-in.

Travel service companies can also make upgrade or additional service offerings to their customers via this secure messaging platform, such as flight upgrades, ordering ground transportation, or additional travel-related services. SMT, one of Finland’s leading travel agencies, is now using BookIT’s iSMP-Pay for individuals booking coordinated air, hotel and even car reservations.  Susan Lindroops, IT director for SMT said,” Our goal is make reservations and payment as easy as possible for passengers.  Using their mobile phone, which people always have with them, is the obvious choice for quick and easy service.”SMT is also making plans to expand the service to include its corporate travel services as well.

January 28, 2015