Sherpa, a B2B2C tech company, is helping travel advisors plan their client’s travel in the COVID-19 era with its new Travel Reopening Map. Now that travel providers are starting to plan travel again, what was once familiar is now complex due to the rapid pace of change in travel rules. Through sherpa’s map-based UI, partners such as airlines, online travel agencies and cruise lines, can help travel advisors ease their customers’ hesitancy to book by enabling a search for destinations open to travel and COVID-19 testing, plus quarantine rules for both outgoing and return routes.
American Airlines was the first partner to launch the map, making it accessible to millions of AA’s customers.
“International travel is an important part of our global economy and human experience; yet, planning travel in a global pandemic is a challenge,” said sherpa CEO, Max Tremaine, in a press statement. “Our team’s mission was to deliver a digital solution that closes the information gap with the real-time accuracy travelers need to make informed decisions and travel confidently. This solution is just one part of our larger vision to ease border crossing complexity by making it possible for travelers to obtain requirements, documentation, and visas in a single step while they book their travel.”
Unique to the map is the amount of data; sherpa processes millions of data points from thousands of sources, including governments, airlines, airports, tourism boards, public forums, and media outlets. Advisors will also be able to find in-destination COVID-19 testing sites on the map.
Multiple languages are supported, including English, Spanish (South American), French (Canadian), German, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Turkish and Latvian, with more languages in the pipeline.
For more information, visit joinsherpa.com/.