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WorldMate Live lets small- to medium-sized businesses and Fortune 500 companies increase business travelers' efficiency and satisfaction
Los Angeles, CA (December 4, 2007) - WorldMate, Inc., a leading provider of travel services for mobile devices, announced today the launch of its new enterprise business unit, created to meet growing demand among companies of all sizes for mobile travel tools for corporate use. Organizations already leveraging WorldMate's services include law firm Allens Arthur Robinson and British American Tobacco.
Serving as a resource for businesses looking to maximize travelers' productivity while lowering travel costs, WorldMate's enterprise business unit supplies the WorldMate Live application to employees using BlackBerry® smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM, TSX: RIM). Once installed, WorldMate Live pushes important travel information to the user's BlackBerry smartphone, such as flight delays and cancellation alerts with suggested alternatives, upcoming trip notifications and meeting alerts with integrated maps.
According to PhoCusWright, the corporate business travel market will be worth $105 billion annually in 2008¹. In addition, for many companies, travel is listed as the second highest variable expense after employee compensation.
"We've seen tremendous demand from corporations in all sectors for WorldMate Live," said Eyran Blumberg, vice president of enterprise business for WorldMate. "The application's ability to push context-aware, actionable travel alerts to users' BlackBerry smartphones saves both time and money for businesses and allows their employees to focus on their core business tasks when on the road."
WorldMate Live's central itinerary management system lowers costs for enterprises by reducing employee calls to travel help desks. The application decreases the stress and hassle associated with the unpredictability of travel, while proactively arming travelers with real-time alerts. This approach is contrary to traditional notification methods, which may only be available to users connected to the Internet or dependent on the reliability of text messaging services.
"Applications like WorldMate Live are a great addition to Saturn's offering to corporations," said Manika Sood, president of Saturn Wireless. "They allow us to provide a higher return on our customers mobile infrastructure investment, especially since the population that enjoys WorldMate the most is traveling executives."
WorldMate's enterprise business unit manages corporate customers' specific needs through an easy-to-implement trial process, technical support services and attractive pricing programs. For more information, contact the WorldMate Enterprise Business unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
¹ PhoCusWright. (2006, August). Corporate travel distributions: Key markets. New York, NY: Susan Steinbrink.
Based in Los Angeles, CA, privately-held WorldMate has been developing award-winning mobile travel software since 2000. The WorldMate® product line provides frequent fliers and road warriors all the travel services they need at home, work or on the go. Like a traveler's virtual guardian angel, WorldMate's mobile travel tools provide real-time trip information, tracking every trip and pushing vital details such as flight alerts and notifications and meeting updates directly to users. Removing stress and paperwork from the travel experience while saving time and money, WorldMate turns a mobile device into a personal travel assistant. WorldMate's resources also feature flight schedules, travel directories, maps, world clocks and a currency converter. For more information, please visit www.worldmate.com.
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