Australian travel technology company Locomote today announced it’s working together with AXESS International Network (AXESS), the leading Japanese global distribution system owned by Japan Airlines, to roll out a new business travel management solution in Japan.

Travelport, the global travel commerce platform, providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel industry, first signed a strategic partnership with AXESS in April 2012. Travelport has now invited Locomote to participate in this partnership to design a new business travel management solution for AXESS and the Japanese market.

Designed and powered by Locomote, the new corporate travel management platform, AXESS BTM, will be available exclusively to AXESS-connected travel agents and aims to make the multi-billion dollar Japan business travel industry more efficient and smarter.

Using AXESS BTM corporates and travel agents will have complete control and visibility of employees’ travel on any device, anywhere in the world. Companies will have access to all the information they need when planning business trips, including bookings, authorisations, health and document requirements, requests, and more.

Director of AXESS, Yasushi Kubo, said:

“We understand the Japanese business travel industry and what is needed to ensure that the corporate travel process is seamless.”

“Locomote’s technology platform is intuitive and addresses every aspect involved in organising business trips. The team has developed a customisable technology solution that simplifies and enhances corporate travel booking. Together, we’re able to offer a complete management solution for Japanese agents and travellers.

“We are excited to announce the delivery of our bespoke corporate tech tool, ensuring Japan has the very best platform to automate business travel.”

CEO and Executive Chairman of Locomote, Philip Weinman, said:

“Working together with AXESS and Travelport to launch a management solution for Japan’s corporate travel represents a great milestone for us. We’ve had an amazing year in Australia signing some of the largest companies in the country, and now we’re looking at the international business travel industry, starting with Japan.”

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