MYSA launches corporate sourcing and booking platforms

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UK: MYSA, a procurement and booking solution provider, has introduced two technology platforms to manage the procurement and booking processes for corporate travel managers.

MYSA (formally MY Serviced Apartment Consultancy) has created a platform similar to how hotel and airline programmes are procured for corporate travel managers. 

It has been developed to deliver pre-qualified accommodation through MYSA's sourcing platform, overseeing the RFP process on behalf of management teams. 

Payments are processed through a PCI compliant partner, and operators have direct control of their rates. Properties are also available for immediate booking.

Gary Hurst, founder and CEO of MYSA, said: “There is a real opportunity for the serviced accommodation sector to play an important role in supporting the corporates and their travellers in the wake of COVID-19. With travel management teams set to face an unprecedented shift in the way business travel is conducted, serviced accommodation is uniquely placed to respond.”

He continued: “Unlike hotels, most have minimal communal areas and provide sufficient social distancing between guests to mitigate the risk. However, we must ensure operators are committed to stringent health and hygiene disciplines both now and in the future. A safe ‘home from home’ experience means travellers can relax in their own space, with no risks incurred from room service or daily housekeeping. For that reason, this option can help travel management teams in tackling the expected increases in anxiety for travellers.” 

Joakim Everstin, CTO and formerly head of innovation for SABRE EMEA, said: “We believe that MYSA can do for serviced accommodation what Uber has done for taxis and Airbnb for consumer travel. By revolutionising the way that serviced accommodation is procured, we are hoping to enable the sector to grow rapidly, ensure corporates reduce costs and traveller wellbeing is a priority.”

Hurst added: “Having worked closely with corporate buyers and taken onboard their frustrations, I know that the serviced accommodation sector needs to change to protect its future. For the past two years, we have been developing this technology and know-how to enable corporates to directly manage the procurement process. MYSA is the game-changer that the industry has been waiting for.” 

MYSA was founded in 2016 by Gary Hurst, and is headquartered in the UK. 

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