Press Release

Christopherson Business Travel’s Technology Provides Actionable Intelligence

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—Christopherson Business Travel is launching a number of technology enhancements in conjunction with an initiative to advance their integrated software platform, AirPortal®, to a new level of travel management. By providing business intelligence that is digitally transformed into actions, these enhancements help travel managers direct their programs both proactively and preemptively.

“We live in an age of information overload,” said Mike Cameron, CEO of Christopherson. “Companies need more than just business intelligence to be competitive. But the challenge isn’t where or how to find the data, it’s what to do with it once you have it. We’re designing tools to help you figure that out. Our latest technology developments provide the advantage of ‘actionable intelligence’ to empower travel managers as they direct their travel programs faster and
smarter.”

Among the most notable enhancements are those made to Christopherson’s AirPortal 360TM dashboard for travel
managers, and Airtinerary®, the company’s intelligent itinerary for business travelers.

AirPortal 360 now includes My Action Items, a work-to-zero tool which pulls data from Christopherson’s various
technology and presents a list of action items. Such items may include travel plans needing approval, reminders to use
expiring airline tickets, risk management duties, expiring vendor contracts, and more.

“Providing our clients with a work-to-zero dashboard that allows them to manage all their pending action items in
real time is revolutionary for travel managers,” Cameron said. “My Action Items is one more way we are helping our
travel managers think forward and work strategically.”

Another enhanced tool is Christopherson’s Airtinerary, which now allows travelers to interact with their travel plans. Travelers can modify, add, or delete plans, and purchase trip insurance, among other actions, directly from the mobile-
responsive Airtinerary.

“‘Mobile first’ is one of our mantras,” Cameron said. “Whether it’s our existing technology or new tools, we develop
intuitive, elegant, and responsive technology that meets the needs of our clients where they are and helps them be
proactive about their pending action items.”

Among other enhancements is a new dashboard for the company’s Hotel Attachment tool, that helps travel managers
better manage compliance and risk by knowing which travelers’ plans are incomplete and provides the ability to send
reminders to complete those plans prior to travel.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 18, 2016
Media Contact: Krista Maurer
801-327-7615, Krista.Maurer@CBTravel.com

Christopherson plans to unveil these enhancements at the 2016 GBTA Convention and Trade Show in Denver, CO
July 18-20.

About Christopherson Business Travel
Christopherson Business Travel, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah is the independently owned leader in business
travel management, online travel tools, and business travel resources. As the 12th largest business travel agency in the
United States, with 380 team members and five full-service locations, the company supports more than a half-billion
dollars in annual travel bookings for more than 900 successful organizations across the country including Fortune
500 companies, publicly and privately-owned business, universities, and government entities. Christopherson is an
affiliate of BCD Travel and a Preferred Partner of Concur. To learn more, visit CBTravel.com.

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Carmen White

Carmen White

Carmen is the Digital Marketing Specialist for Christopherson and has been in the marketing industry for more than 6 years. She enjoys learning the ins-and-outs of the business travel management industry and sharing it through blogs or social media. When she's not planning her next vacation, you can find her hiking in the mountains around Denver, CO. Connect with her on LinkedIn!

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