At NexTravel, we are constantly talking to our travelers and getting feedback about what makes their business trip successful. Today, we are excited to launch a few of our most requested features.

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Open Booking has traditionally been a controversial topic among the managed travel community. Open Booking is the process of booking travel outside the approved channels set forth by the company, and frankly, many travelers are guilty of this. In an effort to collaborate with that natural tendency to occasionally book outside of their travel program, NexTravel has launched an Open Booking functionality.

The Open Booking feature allows travelers to import reservations that were booked outside of NexTravel into the NexTravel platform. This enables the traveler to keep all of their trips and receipts centralized, despite different booking channels.

Open booking

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At NexTravel, we’re always striving to provide business travelers with more choices and costs savings for their flights. Our newest flight results feature, Mixed Fares, pairs one-way flights from different airlines to build cheaper and more flexible round-trips.

So, how does it work?

Let’s say you’re taking a business trip from San Diego to New York City. Our search results will now display a combination of regular fares and Mixed Fares, providing cheaper and more flexible options for the trip. Simply choose which regular or Mixed Fare result is the most ideal for your business trip and choose “Select”.

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Business travelers are now on their way to saving more money for their companies and having the flexibility to travel the way they want to.

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On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order suspending entry of citizens from seven countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – to the United States for at least the next 90 days. Since then, a federal judge has issued an emergency stay temporarily halting the removal of detained individuals. Regardless, we recommend that individuals from these designated countries do not travel until the travel ban has been lifted.

You and/or your employees may be affected by these changes, either with employees stranded away from home or unable to enter the country.

Please contact us directly for any travel plan changes and we will work towards helping those affected as much as possible. In addition, our partners at Airbnb are offering free housing to anyone affected by this event – please contact us or go directly to Airbnb.com.

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Wen-Wen Lam
Founder, CEO

One year ago, we launched NexTravel. At the time, we were still two people booking travel on a blue screen for clients. We had one big client signed.

A year later, we have over 500 active companies a month and process millions of dollars in bookings. We are so lucky to learn from and build products for some of the most innovative companies in the world.

Our mission is to make corporate travel as seamless and painless as possible. We’re rewriting the future of corporate travel by tackling an industry that is slow and resistant to change and changing the way things have been done for decades.

We’re just getting started. We’ve already built innovative products like Hire and plan to build many, many more.

We’d like to say a special thank you to all of our early believers and customers that took a chance on a brand new company. We have learned so much from you about building something that companies and people love to use! Thank you so much for joining us on this journey and we look forward to working with you for years to come.

Wen-Wen and Alexey, Founders

Today we are really excited to be launching NexTravel Hire, our travel product that helps hiring managers and recruiters arrange travel for candidates.

NexTravel Hire allows hiring managers to allow candidates to book their own travel.  They can do the following:

  • Set the dates and times of travel
  • Set the origin and destination of travel
  • Set the type of travel (air, hotel, and car)
  • Set a budget for the trip
  • Allow prepayment of the trip on a company card or reimbursements

They then send an invitation that allows the designated candidate to book travel while following the restrictions.

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Administrators can than specify whether they want to pre-pay on the company card or work with one of our partners for reimbursements. We will also be launching integrations with several ATS and HR partners in the coming months.

We have tested this product with hundreds of hiring managers who complained about the the constant back and forth with candidates to book travel as well as dealing with fair employment compliance issues.

Please sign up at www.nextravel.com/hire for a 30-day free trial and let us know what you think.