Montreal, 05/29/2018


Encore Travel and Serko Announce First North American Reseller Agreement for Zeno

Industry-Leading Travel Management Application Now Available to Voyages Encore Travel Customers

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT May 29, 2018Serko Ltd. (NZX:SKO), a leader in online travel booking and expense management for business, and Montreal-based travel management company Voyages Encore Travel Inc. announced today the first Zeno reseller agreement in North America.

The Zeno platform features innovative user interfaces for desktop and mobile as part of its travel booking and expense solution for managed travel programs of any size. The application allows travel category managers to gain actionable insights from bookings, drive cost savings and maintain control, while providing the first truly new user experience to travelers in over a decade.

For travel management company (TMC) partners, Zeno offers advanced technology that uses artificial intelligence to continually improve the user experience. Zeno’s superior interface helps increase adoption of the tool, which reduces “rogue” bookings made outside the managed travel program. The platform also offers more complete, easily-accessible data to TMCs to help their clients optimize their travel spend.

Monique Mardinian, CEO of Voyages Encore Travel, said, “We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Serko and serve as their pilot TMC reseller for Zeno in North America. The technology they bring to the corporate travel marketplace with this tool is incredible, and I look forward to the innovation that our partnership will spur within the travel industry.”

The reseller agreement will allow Encore Travel clients to select Zeno as their travel booking and expense solution via the TMC starting today.

Rich Miller, General Manager, North America for Serko, said, “In signing this agreement, Serko and Encore Travel are bringing together two leaders in the corporate travel and expense management space. Encore Travel has served as a great partner and early adopter, and their innovative approach to travel management will allow clients to better streamline purchasing and fulfillment of travel and related services via Zeno. Overall, the response to the Zeno platform has been extremely positive so far in North America, and we expect several more agreements to follow in the coming months.”

About Serko

Serko is a leading travel and expense technology solution headquartered in New Zealand, used by over 6,000 corporate entities and more than 50 Travel Management Companies who combined book more than US$4.5 billion of travel a year through Serko’s platforms.

Zeno is Serko’s next generation travel management application, using intelligent technology, predictive workflows and a global travel marketplace to transform business travel across the entire journey.

Listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange Main Board (NZX:SKO), Serko employs more than 100 people worldwide, and has its North American headquarters in Stamford, Conn. Visit www.serko.com for more information.

About Encore Travel

Encore Travel is Canada’s largest ‘Canadian Owned’ corporate travel management company based in Montreal, Quebec. The Encore Travel brand stands for premium quality service, and our team strives every day to make the experience of business travel better and more enjoyable. This allows the corporate traveler to spend their time on what really counts – the reason why.

As Canada’s Corporate Travel Experts, the number one priority of Encore Travel is to serve our client’s travellers while delivering exceptional value to their company.  We leverage industry leading technologies, and our extensive data analysis capability to recommend specific business travel solutions designed to create an exceptional travel experience. 

CONTACTS:
Katharine Williams
Dots & Lines, on behalf of Serko
katharine@dotsandlinesconsulting.com
+1 (813) 784-1545

Lucille Kerysaouen
Communications Specialist
Voyages Encore Travel Inc.
lucille.kerysaouen@encore.ca