TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – 12 March 2020 – FairFly, in response to a market reeling with uncertainty during trying times, has introduced a free module and platform upgrade that enables current FairFly customers to superimpose layovers, destinations and future itineraries with geographies affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as well as other meaningful risk data from the World Health Organization and other national health agencies.
Building on existing travel advisories, FairFly looks not only when a traveler has arrived at a higher risk destination but continually applies and updates new risk areas in real-time. This means that previously approved and booked itineraries are flagged through an alert when new restrictions are applied.
With various countries providing different levels of containment, delay and treatment tactics these new travel insights allow travel managers to act quickly to mitigate risk. FairFly has added the ability to contact travelers directly from the platform and determine who may need special care, pro-active support or medical attention upon repatriation.
Alerts during the void window enable swift and free cancellations. FairFly also measures cancellation costs and change fees to ensure financial implications are accrued accurately to identify the direct economic impact to the business.
“Ensuring travelers are kept safe and well is a priority. It is important for travelers, especially now, to see that their interests are being looked after and someone is looking out for them” said Aviel Siman-Tov, CEO and Co-Founder of FairFly who has been marshalling resources at FairFly. “Responding to the needs of travel managers and in collaboration with our existing clients, combined with our vast access to travel data, we are able to do something meaningful for our community and industry”
FairFly, Travel Spend Optimization, is the leading independent travel price assurance and travel data platform with a truly global reach. Customers rely on FairFly to ensure their travel spend is used to its best. FairFly turns airfare and hotel rate volatility into savings. Customers experience no disruption to the traveler and enjoy automated rebooking solutions. Its travel data analytics and reports deliver insights for optimizing travel programs.
Dr. Ursula Ron