Travel and Transport Announces the Acquisition of TripLingo

April 23, 2019

Travel and Transport
2120 South 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68124
402.290.9975
Contact: Chantel Windeshausen,
Senior Director, Global Marketing

Travel and Transport Continues to Enhance Their Customer Experience through Technology with the Acquisition of TripLingo

OMAHA, (Neb.) – April 23, 2019 Travel and Transport is again evolving its Dash platform for the benefit of its customers. After introducing shared trip notifications, trip invoices and access to the online booking tools via a single sign-on through Dash Mobile a year ago, Travel and Transport is further enhancing Dash Mobile by acquiring the app TripLingo, a popular platform for assisting travelers during international trips.

TripLingo’s suite of products includes its namesake mobile app that allows business travelers to deal with common challenges faced abroad, including translation, cultural information, cost-saving tools and safety features. The app allows for instant voice and image translation, a database of phrases in the local language, etiquette and tipping information, and tools that help travelers save money on roaming costs and access critical safety information in case of an emergency.

“TripLingo has been a part of Dash Mobile for several years using an API to make it accessible to our travelers,” said Michael Kubasik, executive vice president and CIO at Travel and Transport, Inc. “By acquiring TripLingo, we can better integrate the existing software and expand the offerings for our clients to include duty of care and Wi-Fi dialer and other offerings our corporate clients and international travelers need.”

“Travel and Transport has been a great partner,” said Jesse Maddox, founder of TripLingo. “We’re very excited to become a part of the Travel and Transport team and to leverage their expertise and resources to continue to expand our offerings, serve our existing clients and open the TripLingo platform to new ones.”

Dash Mobile was first developed in 2011 in a pub with wire frames drawn on a napkin and the idea that the travel experience could be enhanced through a mobile app. Today Dash Mobile is available via a new cross-functional, code-based platform. Travel and Transport utilizes focus groups and internal stakeholders to constantly enhance the product and create a roadmap for future development or acquisitions.

Travel and Transport has completed several acquisitions in the last six to eight years, most recently 100 percent ownership of Radius Travel, a global travel management company made up of best-in-class travel member agencies.

About Travel and Transport

Founded in 1946, Travel and Transport, Inc., is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. specializing in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport, a 100% employee-owned company, is recognized for unparalleled service, integrity and industry-leading technology solutions. Travel and Transport is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Please visit www.travelandtransport.com for more information about Travel and Transport, Inc.

About Radius Travel

Radius Travel is a global travel management company that designs and delivers programs for multinational companies through a network of best-in-market agencies. The Radius network is made up of over 100 agencies worldwide and manages more than USD 30 billion of annual corporate travel spending. The Radius Global Partnership Program, featuring the world’s leading hotel brands, is one of the largest in the corporate travel market. In September 2018, Radius Travel consolidated its ownership structure, with Travel and Transport now owning 100% of the shares in Radius Travel. Radius has employees in five countries and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, US. www.radiustravel.com 

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