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Does your company fit the Roadmap picture?


I have been writing blogs for two years, and I have to admit that I like it a lot. It gives me time to think about the important things in life that I want to write about. As for me, I believe traveling is one of the best aspects of my work. I love getting acquainted with different people, different countries, different cultures, and a variety of local beers. In San Diego, for example, we were lucky enough to rent an Airbnb home next to a brewery of one of the best IPAs I have ever tasted. Additionally, I love to run and I need to eat healthy. My co-worker Koen, however, has travel habits that completely differ from mine. The Roadmap app helps us both, although in very different ways. It pertains to Roadmap’s motto – we want to help travelers have a better travel experience. All travelers? No, we can't save everybody. I am sorry.

Roadmap: not for everybody. Great for you?

To be fair, we don't really ‘save’ travelers. We help corporates guide their travelers while they are on the road. These companies have specific traits, too: they have employee-centric programs, believe that happy and healthy people are more productive, and care about their staff because it is in their DNA. Think this is not something you can sell to your CFO or procurement officer? Spot on. You shouldn’t. If you work with a cost-centric program, selling the value of business travel is hard to impossible. There. I said it. We are not for everybody.

Guiding travelers is great, but also very complex. (It’s even more difficult than listening. Go figure.) You can only provide guidance when you understand your traveler’s needs, and to do so, you need to listen first and then act on it. Have 10K+ travelers in your program? The Roadmap Travel app gives you the power to attend to all your road warriors and provide them with guidance from behind your desk. How cool is that? We will help you become a rock star!

On the road with Roadmap: two examples

Let’s look at a situation that travelers regularly find themselves in. Say, my flight had a delay and I’m running late for my meeting. I only have 30 minutes to get there. What is my best shot to be on time? Truth be told, it depends on the city, time of day, traffic, and a lot of other data. The Roadmap app shows travelers the available options – crisp-and-clear information they can easily compare. Then, it is up to them to make a decision. Most of the times, it fits within the policy, but… not always! :-)

One more example. Suppose I just got off a 12-hour flight and I am craving a healthy meal. After dinner, I would like to walk to my hotel from the restaurant (which does wonders in terms of stress relief). Enter Roadmap. The app shows me, the traveler, a great vegan restaurant, which is a 30-minute walk from my hotel. Perfect. (I know, I know. Americans claim they don’t walk a lot, but you should. Ask your company. They’ll agree with me...)

To summarize it: Roadmap is the all-in-one travel app for companies that care!