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AmTrav announces Gather, the guest travel planning solution that makes BOTH arrangers and guests happy

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- AmTrav, the one connected platform for business travel, announces Gather, the travel planning solution for today's guest traveler. Gather enables travel arrangers to quickly invite guest travelers to book their own travel within set itinerary parameters and travel policies, giving arrangers the controls they need and guests the travel choice they want.

As business travelers return to the road amidst the COVID pandemic, guest travel remains a slow, labor-intensive pain for travel arrangers and guest travelers alike. Recruiters, administrative assistants and project managers have to fill in paper forms, repeatedly email and call their travel agency just to book a simple interviewee, relocation or contingent worker trip - taking hours away from their productive work. Guests are dragged through the same slow email and phone process, don't get booked on the flights or hotels that they want, and don't know who to call when they need to change plans or when their travel is disrupted.

With Gather, travel arrangers can configure guest trips for specific dates and destinations in just two minutes. Arrangers can set policy controls and require pre-trip approvals to help travelers find itineraries that work for themselves and the company, and can specify company cards to pay for guests' travel and avoid reimbursement headaches. Arrangers don't need to collect birthdates, loyalty numbers or anything else, they can invite guests to book themselves with just an email address.

Because Gather is built into AmTrav's one connected platform, arrangers don't need a separate tool or login to arrange guest travel. Companies get full savings with their negotiated rates applied, and full visibility with real-time traveler location and travel spend data in their AmTrav reports.

Guests receive personalized invitations to book their own itineraries online in AmTrav's award-winning a2b booking platform, can see the trip parameters and travel policies set by the arranger right in the itinerary results, and can pay with the company card selected by the arranger.

Guests can input their own name and birthdate, and get all their miles and points by inputting their own loyalty numbers. Arrangers and guests don't have to worry about 2 a.m. phone calls or extra fees when flights are canceled because guests get unlimited 24x7 help from AmTrav Travel Advisors at no extra charge.

"Booking guest travel has always been a pain in the ass," said AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee. "Companies want to pay for non-employee trips on their corporate card and set reasonable parameters, but otherwise let the traveler pick their own itinerary. Coordinating these trips has historically required tons of calls or emails back and forth and a lot of wasted time for people who have more important jobs to do."

Klee added, "With Gather, we're replacing a big pain point with an easy and enjoyable solution that's completely integrated into the AmTrav platform."

Gather is available now to current AmTrav clients and to new customers.

New clients can learn more and sign up for Gather at https://www.amtrav.com/gather-guests or https://amtrav.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xc2NOzmbSXaR4JH_8ozfaw for an upcoming webinar to see Gather in action.

About AmTrav Corporate Travel

AmTrav is a new kind of technology and services platform that's driving business travel into a bold new era. Our easy-to-use solution empowers travelers and travel bookers to be more productive. Companies of all sizes use AmTrav to book trips, find savings, set travel policies, manage payments and expenses, and keep their travelers safe. Travelers love AmTrav because our one connected platform provides a seamless experience across the travel ecosystem and our travel experts and relationship managers are always ready to help. More than 1000 businesses use AmTrav to go places, meet people, build meaningful connections, and get the most out of every trip.

LEARN MORE: https://www.amtrav.com/

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PARKK App Solves Growing RV Market Parking Dilemmas

PASO ROBLES, Calif. -- Parkk, the first RV focused parking app that allows travelers to reserve private RV parking in advance, today announced the parking technology is now available on both iPhone and Android, so RV travelers will no longer have to limit their travel routes based on current RV parking options.

"Parkk solves multiple fundamental travel issues by increasing parking availability for the RVer. Today travel routes are often limited to routes with close proximity to existing RV parking lots. Through our app, travelers can simply park in any registered Parkk driveway, along any route they choose," said founder and CEO, Jason Ratzlaff. "With Parkk, every registered driveway becomes a potential RV parking spot, opening up all new routes for RV travelers. We are also pleased to offer driveway owners across the country an opportunity to monetize the spaces they already own."

The timing on the app release could not be more beneficial, as COVID-19 has spurred major growth in the RV industry as a way to explore "safe" travel. In the Midwest alone, bookings for RV rentals were up 30% the second week in May compared with the same period last year. Reservations have climbed 331% since early April (*Note 1). Roughly 40 million people a year go RV camping with those numbers only continuing to increase as the activity gains favor with the millennial demographic (*note 2).

Parkk makes more RV spaces available, (a critical point as more RVs hit the road and are more likely to overwhelm current parking/camp sites) however it also supports the existing RV parks to gain exposure and reduce costs. RV park owners can replace their costly booking software with free access to Parkk to manage all reservations, while simultaneously gaining market exposure to a new audience of travelers.

To register and monetize your own driveway or find your next RV parking spot download Parkk on Google Play here or for your Apple products, download here.

To learn more about Parkk visit the Parking App for RVs Cars, Events and Earn by Hosting Parking spots - Parkk at https://www.parkk.com/

GOOGLE PLAY:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.parkkja.app

IPHONE:

https://apps.apple.com/app/id1481263233

VIDEOS:

https://youtu.be/1EW64btVW9c

https://youtu.be/u47LZFS6_zA

About Parkk

Parkk is a parking app that allows driveway and parking space owners to monetize their personal parking spaces by offering them as RV parking opportunities. Founded in 2019, Parkk's patent pending technologies offer users proprietary AI technologies to facilitate complete visibility and ensures the highest integrity in all financial transactions. Parkk is poised to cause major market disruption in the RV parking industry in 2021. Learn more: https://www.parkk.com/

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SOURCES:

(1) RV demand grows as COVID-19 changes the way we travel - Chicago Tribune (Source: https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-rv-travel-demand-coronavirus-0520-20200520-gsrds7hj7nheljxznyasfnniue-story.html )

(2) Roughly 40 million people in the United States go RV camping (Source: https://www.thewanderingrv.com/rv-industry-statistics-trends-facts/ )

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