Online travel agency for flight, car rental and hotel booking Travelstart has launched, to simplify travel for its corporate users complete with approval processes, expense capturing, quotations, reporting, detailed statements and everything a company or an individual would need for their business trips.

The real time platform simplifies business trips by helping them liaise with the right people to minimise time spent on planning and confusion which might be suffered due to communication back and forth. Travelstart Biz links users directly to Travelstart’s global network of suppliers from airport transfers, hotel and accommodation service transfers, among others.

As a personal assistant for corporate travel, the platform provides users with travel options,  travel budge and calendar so everything is done seamlessly.

“Travelling to and within Africa has its own unique set of demands,” announced the firm. “Our in-depth knowledge of South Africa and the region means we worry about those complexities, so you can focus on your job at hand. Things happen. Issues arise. You need someone who has your back.”

Travelstart Biz aims to work with both small and large companies to keep tabs on where their people are when they travel. Firms can easily and instantly find out where there employees are, where they are going – and when. The platform also helps firms to reduce the time wasted on admin paperwork and money wasted due to lack of reporting systems. The platform updates users on cost savings, travel policies, insurance among others.