News & Updates from Voyage Manager

13. April 2012 12:00
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Voyage Manager And Omnisense To Improve Safety At Sea

13. April 2012 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Travel technology specialist Voyage Manager has teamed up with real time location company Omnisense in a joint venture to provide state of the art solutions for ensuring the safety of passengers and crew at sea.

In this 100th anniversary year of the Titanic, the recent Costa Concordia disaster illustrates that despite the many improvements in maritime safety in the intervening century, avoidable deaths continue to haunt us. In such situations, the speed of the rescue process has proven to be a key determinant of survivability, but this is hampered by a total lack of information about passenger and crew locations, necessitating a slow and painstaking room by room search of the vessel.

With this in mind, Cambridge based Voyage Manager and Omnisense have teamed up to develop the world's most advanced system for locating passengers and crew in real time, aimed at improving response times in the case of an emergency and reducing the chance of fatalities.

The system delivers an easy to use, easy to manage method for tracking the location of people as they move about a ship, one which places no additional demands on its users. This is essential as it's by achieving near-100% usage rates that the value of the system will be maximised in the case of an incident.

“The technology developed through this partnership will not only benefit passenger ships, but also cargo and production vessels, as well as on-shore and off-shore oil installations“ says John Scott, CEO of Voyage Manager.

“Our systems for sensing position and behaviour are uniquely flexible and easy to deploy, providing added assurance in the ability to account for everyone on board in the case of an incident. We are delighted to be working with Voyage Manager. ” says Andy Thurman, CEO of Omnisense.

10. April 2012 12:00
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Social Voyage Manager

10. April 2012 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Voyage Manager becomes the first travel monitoring and tracking service to provide complete social media integration, enabling travellers living on the social networks to have their travel statuses automatically posted to their favourite social spaces.

As the world becomes more connected, and new generations of employees enter the workforce, catering for their social needs will be essential for staff hiring and retention. Young people have no concerns about sharing the most intimate details of their lives with everyone they know, and the sharing of travel information is no exception. Voyage Manager enables this.

Voyage Manager has made significant strides in the world of social media with the integration of the VM Travel Tracking Suite with the world’s most popular social media and messaging services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Live Messenger.

The social media integration allows the Voyage Manager services to automatically post travellers’ travel status updates, allowing friends, family and colleagues to easily follow the progress of their trips. Through automation travellers do not have to perform any additional actions in order for their statuses to be updated, making the process effortless.

Voyage Manager recommends that clients using the social media features do so with care, as publishing travel and location details on these platforms can compromise security. Clients can enable or disable the social media integration at the company level. Each individual traveller can also choose whether or not to publish their data through the social channels, but only if the company has enabled the feature. For security reasons all social media integration is disabled by default, requiring the client to enable the features, should they choose to use them.

4. April 2012 12:00
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Voyage Manager Goes Messaging

4. April 2012 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Travellers’ instant messaging statuses can now be automatically updated with their latest Voyage Manager travel status updates.

Voyage Manager has moved travel tracking to a new level with the integration of the VM Travel Tracking Suite with the Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger. The instant messenger integration can automatically post travellers’ travel status updates, allowing friends, family and colleagues to easily know the current location of the traveller. Through Voyage Manager's advanced automation travellers do not have to perform any extra actions in order for their statuses to be updated in Windows Live Messenger, making the process effortless.

Voyage Manager recommends that clients using this feature do so with care, as publishing location details on Live Messenger can compromise security. Clients can enable or disable the Live Messenger integration at the company level. Each individual traveller can also choose whether or not to publish their data to the messenger. For security reasons the Live Messenger integration is switched off by default, requiring the client to enable the feature.

27. March 2012 12:00
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Voyage Manager Links In

27. March 2012 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Travellers can now automatically update their LinkedIn profile with their latest Voyage Manager travel status updates.

Voyage Manager has made another significant step in the world of social media with the integration of the VM Travel Tracking Suite with the world’s largest professional network, LinkedIn. The LinkedIn integration can automatically post travellers’ travel status updates, allowing colleagues and contacts to easily follow the progress of their trips. Through automation travellers do not have to perform any extra actions in order for their statuses to be published on LinkedIn, making the process effortless.

Voyage Manager recommends that clients using this feature do so with care, as publishing data on LinkedIn can compromise security. Clients can enable or disable the LinkedIn integration at the company level, and each individual traveller can also choose whether or not to publish their data on the social network. For security reasons the LinkedIn integration is switched off by default, requiring the client to enable the feature.

20. March 2012 12:00
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Voyage Manager Tweets

20. March 2012 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Voyage Manager can now automatically tweet travellers’ current travel status.

Voyage Manager has made another significant step in the world of social media with the integration of the VM Travel Tracking Suite with the world’s largest micro blogging service, Twitter. The Twitter integration allows travellers to automatically tweet their travel status updates, allowing friends and family to easily follow the progress of their trips. Through automation the traveller does not have to perform any extra actions in order for their status to be tweeted, making the process effortless.

Voyage Manager recommends that clients using this feature do so with care as publishing data onto Twitter can compromise security. Clients can enable or disable the Twitter integration across the company, and each individual traveller can also choose whether or not to publish their data on the social network. For security reasons the Twitter integration is switched off by default, requiring the client to enable the feature.

9. March 2012 12:00
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Voyage Manager Goes Social With Facebook

9. March 2012 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Travellers can now have their Facebook profiles automatically updated with their latest Voyage Manager travel status updates.

Voyage Manager has made a significant step into the world of social media with the integration of the VM Travel Tracking Suite with the world’s largest social network, Facebook. The Facebook integration allows travellers to automatically post their travel status updates on Facebook, allowing friends and family to easily follow the progress of their trips. Through automation the traveller does not have to perform any extra actions in order for their status to be published on Facebook, making the process effortless.

Voyage Manager recommends that clients using this feature do so with care as publishing data onto Facebook can compromise security. Clients can enable or disable the Facebook integration across the company, and each individual traveller can also choose whether or not to publish their data on the social network. For security reasons the Facebook integration is switched off by default, requiring the client to enable the feature.

9. September 2011 12:00
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Device Manager Added To Voyage Manager Arsenal

9. September 2011 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Voyage Manager has just added a new independent device tracking application to its already comprehensive list of features making it the most complete and all-encompassing travel Management solution on the market.

In addition to the organisational, monetary, and safety benefits that Voyage Manager already provides, the new device tracking application has made the system even more automated and user friendly. Incorporating HLR Lookup, Device Manager can now automatically tell which country or region a phone is in; eliminating the need for the traveller’s direct input.

Fully customisable, just like the rest of the Voyage Manager system, this new feature helps to increase the data available whilst minimising the individual’s need for direct interaction with the system.

30. August 2011 12:00
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Business travel Monitoring Leaps Forward With Voyage Manager

30. August 2011 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

By adding its latest feature – a device tracking system - Voyage Manager has once again moved the world of travel management forward; becoming the only company who manages every step of the journey from itinerary management, to device tracking, to comprehensive data analysis tools within one product.

The new device tracking application can be used independently or as a part of a full installation of Voyage Manager, and like Voyage Manager is completely customisable. Incorporating HLR Lookup, Device Manager can now automatically tell which country or region a phone is in: eliminating the need for the traveller’s direct input and making the system even more automated and user friendly – increasing the data available whilst minimising the individual’s need for direct interaction with the system.

Adding a device tracker to its already comprehensive list of features makes Voyage Manger the most complete and all-encompassing travel management solution on the market and shows the drive towards innovation that has been at the heart of Voyage Manger since its inception.

But while other companies have stopped short, Voyage Manager is driven to push the boundaries of travel management and will continue to create new features and benefits. Plans are already in progress for the inclusion of new travel tracking technologies such as phone tracking using GPS, satellite device tracking and dedicated device tracking into the Voyage Manager framework; proving that Voyage Manager will continue to go above and beyond for its customers.

 

16. August 2011 12:00
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New Flight Manager Added To Voyage Manager Portfolio

16. August 2011 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Flight Manager is the latest addition to the ever expanding functionality of Voyage Manager’s travel management, monitoring and tracking solution.

Flight Manager works as an independent application for managing and monitoring commercial flights and can be used as an individual tool or as a part of the whole Voyage Manager package.

The application provides extensive flight lookup and monitoring functionality, as well as airline and airport lookup features. When used in conjunction with the rest of the Voyage Manager suite, Flight Manager becomes an invaluable tool, providing detailed information about travellers and their flights.

25. July 2011 12:00
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Voyage Manager Adds Silver Lining As They Join The Cloud

25. July 2011 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Voyage Manager Ltd, a leading travel management company, joins enterprises around the world, such as The NY Times and NASDAQ, as it switches to cloud based services.

Being based in the cloud gives Voyage Manager the scalability necessary for continued growth and adds further reliability to the already comprehensive service that Voyage Manager provides.

Working with organisations of any size, Voyage Manager is a fully automated, web based service which manages company travel, tracks trips as they progress, notifies important people of safe arrival and informs the traveller and company of any problems along the way.

As an innovator in the development of travel management technology, Voyage Manager is very pleased to be able to provide an even more reliable and customisable service for their clients through the cloud.