Monday, May 19, 2008

Roll up, roll up, save your company money - complete your expenses on your mobile phone!

That's it - in one simple move the fun has been taken out of travel applications on mobile phones.

Many of you may have thought your mobile phone was a useful communication tool and, if you've got a decent one, a bit of a toy as well!

Well, slap wrists all round! Amadeus and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives have got together to conduct a survey into future mobile phone usage.

No more checking your WAYN or Facebook accounts, there are deeper, darker forces at work.

'Upwardly mobile' as the study is called informs us future use will be all about increasing our efficiency, productivity, flexibility ..... while on the move.

There's the good stuff such as checking in for your flight, reserving your hotel and using your phone as a virtual room key and then there's the dreary stuff - complete your expenses, drive up travel policy compliance and generally save your company money by improving your efficiency.

Bet you can't wait!

No need to panic yet - the study shows that while 80% of travel managers recognise the role of mobile devices in improving the travel experience very few have taken any further action.

Linda Fox, lead reporter, Travolution

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