Focus Travel Partnership announces agreement with Jyrney
Focus Travel Partnership has added a significant ground mobility element to its ecosystem of technology solutions after signing an agreement with transformative ground transport tech provider Jyrney, creating a strategic partnership for the benefit of Focus TMC Partners.
The move is the first initiative from Focus Travel’s Innovation Group, which was recently established (in September 2023) to drive delivery of business solutions that support the future needs of the consortium’s TMC Partners. This strategy includes working with relevant cutting-edge providers to fill the gaps in TMC Partners’ existing tech stacks and operational processes.
Jyrney is an innovative solution for TMCs, businesses and travellers seeking seamless ground transport options. The proprietary platform consolidates the traditionally fragmented booking and management of multi-modal ground transport options, including taxi, ride-hail and chauffeur within a single solution. Jyrney works with travel management companies, online booking tools and GDSs through white label solutions and APIs, as well as connecting suppliers with corporate customers.
Preferred Technology Supplier
The agreement sees Jyrney become a Focus preferred technology supplier, meaning Focus TMC Partners can now opt to integrate Jyrney’s platform easily and quickly via API within their own technology stacks. In addition to providing access to a range of transportation choices, Jyrney’s platform also manages the ground element of the trip. If there are any unexpected taxi delays, Jyrney’s AI software immediately steps in to ensure the passenger arrives at their destination on time by reallocating the booking to the closest available taxi or ride-hail company.
Tony Edge, Business Solutions Manager, Focus Travel Partnership commented: “The initial objective of the Focus Innovation Group has been to identify our TMC Partners’ pain-points and map options to solve those challenges by plugging gaps in their technology offering with cutting edge solutions to help them future-proof their businesses. One area of importance that emerged was the ground transport component. We are therefore delighted to be working with Jyrney to give our TMC Partners the ability to incorporate this innovative end-to-end ground mobility platform seamlessly into their own technology suite.”
Daniel Price, CEO and Co-Founder of Jyrney said: “We are excited to be working with Focus and their TMC Partners, giving them access to the world’s leading ride-hail companies alongside local taxi and chauffeur companies. We will be working closely with Focus’ technical partners to integrate ground transport into the TMC tech stack. Bringing ground content directly into online booking tools, GDS and mid/back office systems reduces the administration for TMCs and enables them to lead the convergence of mobility into business travel.”
About Focus Travel Partnership
Focus Travel Partnership is the UK’s leading business travel consortium for the independent and SME sector with a turnover of over £1 billion. The partnership represents 53 independent travel management companies, leveraging the latest technology platforms and a comprehensive range of services to provide the best travel solutions for its Partner TMCs. Focus Travel Partnership are leaders in future-proofing the business travel industry, with their innovative technology and vast network, their collective size and buying power enables Focus to negotiate the best deals with suppliers.
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