News & Updates from Voyage Manager

14. March 2011 12:00
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Voyage Manager Provides Services For Free In Aid of Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

14. March 2011 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

After the devastation of the wake of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami last week, Voyage Manager and its sister product ShoutSafe are being offered free to all people affected by the disaster.

Similar to the Google supplied People Finder, Shoutsafe was developed after Voyage Manager founder John Scott was travelling in Sri Lanka at the time of the 2004 Tsunami. He recognised the need to efficiently and quickly get a message out to as many friends and family members as possible to tell them of his safety even though communication lines were limited.

ShoutSafe was created to allow one message to be sent from the area of conflict or disaster which would then be passed on to anyone on a personalised list (in a variety of formats: email. SMS, or through a website) - ensuring that all important people were notified of the traveller’s safety without individual messages and contact attempts having to be made. "I had been travelling on the coast the day before the tsunami, but was fortunate to be up in the hills when it hit," John explains. "Friends and family back home couldn’t have known of our exact movements and were desperate for news. The difficulty and expense of communicating made me realize the need for an efficient service to say that you’re OK - that’s how ShoutSafe evolved."

This basic service was then expanded and developed into Voyage Manger, a complete travel tracking and management system which not only allows travellers complete access to their information and itineraries but also serves as a monitoring system to ensure that travellers reach their destinations. Safety features are built in to Voyage Manager, allowing messages to be sent from the traveller to the system which then also notifies important people in the traveller’s workplace or family.

In light of the disaster that has struck Japan, Voyage Manager is offering its services, and those of ShoutSafe, for free to aid any individuals, organizations, companies or countries that have been affected by the event.

1. March 2011 12:00
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Voyage Manager Signs Deal With Innovata

1. March 2011 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Voyage Manager, one of the world's most effective travel monitoring and security tools has signed a deal with Innovata LLC, to provide Voyage Manager with flight scheduling data.

Voyage Manager has integrated with Innovata, enabling them to access up to date flight scheduling data. This greatly reduce the time users spend maintaining their travel details, helping to reduce costs as well as decrease the occurrence of errors during the data entry process.

Voyage Manager has previously integrated with travel booking systems (GDSs) and flight status systems. Voyage Manager can automatically track travellers’ trips, with almost no user interaction. Voyage Manager can fetch the trips from the booking systems, and then automatically track the trips until they have been completed.

10. December 2010 12:00
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Voyage Manager Tracks Flights

10. December 2010 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Voyage Manager, one of the world's most effective travel monitoring and security tools now includes real time flight tracking.

Voyage Manager has released a new version of its travel tracking and security service. The new version incorporates real time tracking of commercial flights, enabling increased automation of Voyage Manager’s already automated service.

Voyage Manager has previously implemented flight booking retrieval functionality that enables it to retrieve data from the major booking systems like Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and travelport, as well as TripIt (the mobile trip management company).

Voyage Manager can automatically track travellers’ trips, with almost no user interaction. Voyage Manager can fetch the trips from the booking systems, and then automatically track the trips until they have been completed. This greatly reduce the time users spend maintaining their travel details, helping to reduce costs as well as decrease the occurrence of errors during the data entry process.

Other features released in the new version include:

  • flight schedule management
  • automated traveller safety check-in
  • enhanced delay management

29. November 2010 12:00
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Voyage Manager Enters Partnership with Norsolutions

29. November 2010 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Voyage Manager Ltd, one of the world's most effective travel monitoring and security tools has enter into a partnership with Norwegian HSEQ (Health, Safety, Environment and Quality) specialists Norsolutions AS.

Voyage Manager and Norsolutions today announced a strategic partnership designed to mutually benefit both companies by better serving their customers, increasing their international presence and enabling technology exchange between the two companies.

The agreement consists of three major components in the areas of marketing and sales, technical support and technology exchange.

Voyage Manager’s and Norsolution’s products are complementary. Both companies operate within the health, safety and security sector, but within different segments of this sector. The agreement will enable both companies to provide a greater portfolio of products to their customers by cross promoting each other’s solutions.

Voyage Manager’s core market is the United Kingdom whereas Norsolutions is based in Norway. The agreement gives both companies a greater presence in the other company’s home market.

“This partnership increases our portfolio of products, allowing us to expand further into the health and safety sector, as well as increasing our presence in the Norwegian market.” said John Scott, CEO of Voyage Manager Ltd.

“With Voyage Manager in the UK and us in Norway the partnership expands both companies presence in each other’s markets” said Tor Heskje, CEO of Norsolutions AS.

9. September 2010 12:00
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Voyage Manager Releases GDS Integration

9. September 2010 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Voyage Manager, one of the world's most effective travel monitoring and security tools now provides integration with the leading GDS systems.

Voyage Manager has integrated with multi-GDS Thomalex, enabling them to access travel data from the major GDS systems, so that users can automatically import their travel information into Voyage Manager. This greatly reduce the time users spend maintaining their travel details, helping to reduce costs as well as decrease the occurrence of errors during the data entry process.

Voyage Manager has previously created a service enabling it to retrieve data from TripIt (the trip management company). With the Thomalex integration Voyage Manager increases its reach significantly to include services like Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and Travelport.

13. August 2010 12:00
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Voyage Manager Signs Deal With Thomalex

13. August 2010 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Voyage Manager, one of the world's most effective travel monitoring and security tools has signed a deal with Thomalex, to provide Voyage Manager with access to the major GDSs.

Voyage Manager is currently developing a service which can automatically retrieve its clients’ travel data through Thomalex. Once completed, the new service will greatly reduce the time users spend maintaining their travel details, helping to reduce costs as well as decrease the occurrence of errors during the data entry process.

Voyage Manager has already created a service enabling it to retrieve data from TripIt (the trip management company). With the Thomalex service Voyage Manager increases its reach significantly.

8. August 2010 12:00
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Voyage Manager Provides Integration With TripIt

8. August 2010 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Voyage Manager, one of the world's most effective travel monitoring and security tools, now provides integration with TripIt, the leading travel itinerary builder and trip sharing service.

Voyage Manager has integrated with TripIt, enabling them to access travel data in TripIt, so users can automatically import their flight and rail trips into Voyage Manager. This greatly reduces the time users spend maintaining their travel details and decreases the occurrence of errors during the data entry process.

29. July 2010 12:00
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Voyage Manager: A New Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

29. July 2010 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Voyage Manager aims to help corporations balance the social, economic and environmental impact of their business travel programs.

Worldwide, new legislations, such as the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act in the U.K., have highlighted the need for companies to rethink their travel risk management programs. Failure to do so could prove damaging financially, legally and also reputation wise.

Voyage Manager takes employers’ Corporate Social Responsibility and their Duty of Care seriously. Voyage Manager believes that in order to mitigate travel risk, a responsible company must be able to monitor its employees’ movement anywhere and at anytime.

Voyage Manager’s solution allows security managers to be informed automatically should a traveller not arrive at a destination or if the traveller sends an SOS to Voyage Manager. This allows security managers to activate emergency procedures at an early stage and therefore minimize the impact of any unforeseen events.

Accessible from any location by web, SMS and mobile phone, Voyage Manager is a flexible, easy to use and cost efficient platform for managing and monitoring employee travel.

15. July 2010 12:00
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New Travel Monitoring & Security Service Launched

15. July 2010 12:00 by John | 0 Comments

Voyage Manager, one of the world's most effective travel monitoring and security tools, is now available to businesses.

Accessible from any location by web, SMS and mobile phone, Voyage Manager is flexible, easy to use and a cost efficient platform for managing and monitoring employee travel.

Features include:

  • Automatic monitoring of trips from the moment they are entered into the system until they have been completed.
  • Keeping travellers and relevant parties informed at every stage of a trip.
  • Allowing security and HSE staff to lookup who is travelling or who is at a specific location at any point in time.
  • Informing security managers immediately should a traveller not arrive at a destination or if the traveller sends an SOS to Voyage Manager. This allows security managers to activate emergency procedures at an early stage.

The founder of Voyage Manager, John Scott, said “As international businesses are more frequently requiring people to travel through potentially hazardous areas, we hope to help businesses to have the most efficient travel monitoring system, reducing travel risk, keeping employees safe and preventing problems before they escalate.”