Uniglobe Travel Announces Partnership with Deem to Simplify SME Travel

Uniglobe and Deem are making travel easier for small and medium enterprises.

Vancouver, B.C. – (Nov 28, 2022) – Uniglobe Travel International, a leading travel management network for the global SME market, is pleased to announce a reseller partnership with Deem to meet the online booking needs of its diverse customer base.

The agreement, signed last year, provides for access to Deem’s online booking tool (OBT) for members of Uniglobe’s network independently owned agencies. The tool has already been provisioned for 10 clients, with 10 more to be released in the next 2 months.

Etta, powered by Deem, is a business travel booking platform that’s compatible with a wide variety of corporate expense systems. Combined with an intuitive user interface and feature parity between web and app, Etta makes it easy for employees of small and mid-size enterprises (SME) to book their travel.

Elizabeth Blount McCormick (left), President of Uniglobe Travel Designers in Columbus, OH spoke to the client reaction to Etta, saying, “The OBT market was stagnant and we were excited to introduce an OBT that was clean, fresh and has a user-friendly interface. When we show our clients Etta, they are eager to use it.”

Speaking on the demand for a flexible online booking tool, Michael Hicks (right), EVP Sales + Client Success at Uniglobe Travel Partners-ATL in Atlanta, GA stated, “We’ve seen increasing interest from clients for an OBT that has the capability to work with different expense systems.  Etta’s flexibility, combined with Deem support, make it the right choice to meet our clients’ needs.”

“We’ve been so pleased with the Deem partnership and their support in the implementation process,” said Andrew Henry, VP US Operations at Uniglobe Travel International. “Etta is already operational for Uniglobe Travel Designers and Uniglobe Travel Partners-ATL. We’re adding a third US agency at this time and are now looking at other markets worldwide.”

“Our travel management software, Etta, was created to offer the critical functions businesses need, including SSO and flexibility to integrate with most expense solutions,” said Kathy Karlesses, vice president of mid/large markets and channel sales, Deem. “Etta gives Uniglobe a path to improve corporate travel with a technology solution that’s powerful for businesses and intuitive and easy for travelers.”

About Deem

Deem is on a mission to transform travel. Starring Etta, its mobile-first, corporate travel booking and management platform, Deem offers employees everything they need to easily make the right travel decisions for themselves and their company. Deem’s travel technology plugs into major travel agencies and expense solution providers, empowering more corporate customers and the world’s largest travel management companies.

Deem is a wholly owned and independently run subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings. The company is headquartered in Oakland, California, with offices in Dublin, Ireland and Bangalore, India. Learn more at Deem.com.

About Uniglobe Travel

Uniglobe Travel Designers, based in Columbus, OH is a Black, woman owned TMC with specializations servicing clients in the healthcare, education and government sectors. The business is owned by the Blount family.

Uniglobe Travel Partners-ATL, based near Atlanta, GA specializes in providing modern travel technology combined with “Second-Mile” concierge travel support. They have specialty departments focused on the entertainment industry and long-term lodging solutions for corporate clients. The business is owned by the Hicks family.

Uniglobe Travel International is the global headquarters for the Uniglobe network of independently owned agencies.

Uniglobe Travel was founded by U. Gary Charlwood with the first agency established in Vancouver, B.C., Canada in 1981. Today, the global network is in 60 countries on six continents servicing clients in 90 countries. The organization generates annual system-wide sales of US$5 billion (pre-pandemic).  Uniglobe Travel leverages current technologies and preferred pricing to deliver leading-edge travel management services with a local, customer-centric approach. With a focus on small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) business travel as well as leisure, Uniglobe’s goal is to drive success through better travel. Learn more at Uniglobe.com.

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