April 23, 2024

Focus launches tech division

Focus Travel Partnership has launched a division and hub for travel management technology products specialising in the latest innovations for the business travel sector.

Called Focus Innovations, it allows Focus to retain a vital interest in the intellectual property rights of products developed in collaboration with preferred tech suppliers to meet the needs and demands of its partners.

CEO Abby Penston said: “Our partners are at various stages of digital transformation, and Focus Innovations is designed to progress companies at both entry and advanced levels.

“Our tech-forward Partners have always delivered a hands-on approach to the creation and maintenance of our tech portfolio and we believe Focus Innovations can become a more inclusive division able to tap into a wider range of expertise to develop new innovations our partners both want and need.”

Focus Travel Partnership tech solutions include Farecast, a desktop tool enabling members to find the best airline fares the consortium has negotiated, FareFinder, an advanced best fare finder across GDS systems, and most recently PinPoint, a duty of care tool which provides details of Covid-19 and Brexit border restrictions and requirements. This month PinPoint was updated with traffic light system data.