Frankfurt, 5th February 2019 — Like a guardian angel on business trips: Acomodeo, the world's leading digital provider of serviced apartments, will offer its business travel customers maximum security in the future. Together with A3M, the company has created an interface to the global monitoring system of the Tübingen-based expert for crisis early warning systems. The interface already went into operation with the first joint DAX customer — more to follow.
The integration of Global Monitoring will enable an automated comparison of travel data from the booking system with sources of imminent danger. The A3M team continuously records emerging risks from more than 500 news sources worldwide, ranging from news agencies and social media to earthquake and hurricane monitoring centers. If, for example, an employee is staying in a city where political unrest is imminent, the Global Monitoring system automatically informs the employee and their employer about the source of the danger via e-mail or SMS and provides corresponding tips on how to act further. With the new function, Acomodeo is once again noticeably expanding its comprehensive service package and responding actively to customers’ needs with its duty of care tool. Through the newly developed interface other providers such as np4 and iSos can also be connected, in order to accommodate the needs of large clients better.
"Nowadays, security is a major factor for business travelers and their employer", comments Isabell Ernst, Head of Sales at Acomodeo. "We are very happy to be able to offer customers the highest level of security in the future and allow them to even better integrate Acomodeo into their process. A3M, with its expertise and years of experience in the field, is the ideal partner."
A3M is one of the leading providers of early warning systems. Its users originate from the business travel sector of small and medium-sized as well as large companies and groups. In addition to customers in the business travel segment, the Tübingen-based company also provides crisis alerts for major tour operators in the leisure travel sector — including TUI, Thomas Cook, FTI and Dertour. The German Travel Association (DRV) even declared the company as the industry standard.
Acomodeo is the world‘s leading digital provider of serviced apartments – enabling companies to save money on short- and long-term travel and offer their employees greater travel comfort by supplying a global and digitally bookable portfolio of only professionally operated and quality-assured serviced apartments instead of a classic hotel, private home or vacation rent.
The company covers the entire value chain of this niche market, with tailor-made and technical solutions for business customers and apartment providers. Currently, 300 SMEs and 4 blue chips are using this service, which allows bookings of a temporarily home from one night to two years.
With more than 400,000 bookable serviced apartments in 120 countries the company stands out clearly from providers of private accommodation by being compliant with the travel policy of companies and is able to guarantee professional payment options.
Acomodeo, based in Frankfurt am Main, currently employs 46 people. In 2017, the company received the Travel Industry Club (TIC) Best Practice Award for its products and was named "Best Agent 2017" by the International Hospitality Media jury for the global serviced apartment market. Additionally, in 2018, Acomodeo got selected as part of the German Accelerator program (supported by the German Ministry of Economics).