Hilton & Travel and Transport, Inc. Integrate Apps for a Hotel Industry-First Partnership
Streamlining Business Travel Just Got Easier
MCLEAN, Va. - You are on the last leg of a nonstop business trip and the questions are mounting: Can I check in online and choose a room close to the gym? Will I be able to use Digital Key? Do I have enough points to upgrade? Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and Travel and Transport, Inc. have partnered to answer those questions and more, easing some of the challenges that can make business travel stressful. The integration, a first in the hotel industry, provides Travel and Transport clients with the ability to easily access and adjust their Hilton hotel details from one, central mobile application.
With this new update, Travel and Transport clients can click their Hilton reservation in the Dash Mobile app and will be brought directly to the Hilton Honors app without having to toggle between functions. This simple navigation provides seamless access to details such as check-in time or hotel location. It also makes it easier than ever to take advantage of Hilton Honors app features such as the ability to choose a room and access Hilton's Digital Key at over 1,700 hotels. Travelers can also use the app post-travel to view previous trips and invoices, which can be directly exported into their expense management tool.
"Travel and Transport has partnered with Hilton for many years and we are thrilled that together we can be first to market in providing a hotel offering that will positively impact travelers on the road and beyond," stated Mike Kubasik, executive vice president and CIO, Travel and Transport.
"I'm often traveling for work and, like most road warriors, appreciate that the small things - like having my apps seamlessly connect so I have all the information I need at my fingertips - add up to a better travel experience," said Geraldine Calpin, chief marketing officer of Hilton. "At Hilton we continue to innovate to give our guests more choice and control and are proud that our app is one of the highest rated in the app store. It's partnerships like this one with Travel and Transport that allow us to stay ahead of our guests' needs."
Travel and Transport clients can download the Dash Mobile app today from the App Store or Google Play and start utilizing this new feature. Travelers can also download the Hilton Honors app to book their next stay and enroll in Hilton Honors to receive points that can be redeemed for exclusive experiences such as Hilton Honors Auction packages, free reward nights and more. Together, Travel and Transport and Hilton are planning for future Dash Mobile updates including the ability for travelers to easily view what is needed to attain their next level of Hilton Honors status.
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About Travel and Transport
Founded in 1946, Travel and Transport, Inc., is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. specializing in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport, a 100% employee-owned company, is recognized for unparalleled service, integrity and industry-leading technology solutions. Travel and Transport has employees in seven countries and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Please visit www.travelandtransport.com for more information about Travel and Transport, Inc.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
About Hilton Honors
Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With more than 74 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, and items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions; or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform (honors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, and race experiences with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHonors.com or connect with Hilton Honors at newsroom.hilton.com/hiltonhonors.