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The Hudson Group Releases Reservation App for the iPhone

Posted on March 3, 2010

Travelers can now use their iPhones to reserve chauffeured transportation services.

LAWRENCE, Mass. - Reservation systems technology leader The Hudson Group recently began offering the ability for their transportation provider clients to receive reservations via travelers booking on their iPhone. People no longer need to be in front of a desktop or laptop computer in order to make their airport transportation reservations.

The new web-based application is available today, at no additional charge, as part of a suite of reservation services, and has been specifically designed for use on the popular iPhone, as well as the web enabled iPod Touch and soon to be released iPad - all developed by Apple, with millions of devices having been sold around the world.

"The overwhelming demand we see is for business and leisure travelers to be able to do more each and every day with their mobile devices, wherever they happen to find themselves," said Mark Ustik, The Hudson Group president and CEO. "Whether it is an iPhone, BlackBerry, or other web-enabled device, Hudson remains committed to staying on the cutting edge of consumer electronics and providing travelers with more convenient ways to stay in touch with their transportation provider of choice, especially when away from their home or office. The iPhone application is another step forward in this direction." 

The iPhone product is a web-based application that can be launched and run on an iPhone, or iPod Touch that has Internet connectivity. The application displays locations, vehicle types, and fare options for the traveler, pulling all this information in real-time from the transportation company's Web reservation system, also provided by The Hudson Group. By following the intuitive and simple screens, travelers "touch" their way quickly through the one way or round-trip airport reservation process. Upon completion, an email confirmation is sent to the traveler's preferred email address. The travel details are downloaded immediately and simultaneously into the transportation company's reservation and dispatch system.

Bill Faeth, a Hudson client and iPhone user, is president and CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Silver Oak Transportation. Upon hearing of the new reservation functionality on the iPhone Faeth said, "I am a techie guy and I want to be able to dot it 'all' on my iPhone. It is a privilege to be partnered with a tech company like Hudson that is so progressive and forward thinking."

About The Hudson Group

The Hudson Group is a service and technology company based in North Andover, Mass. Hudson builds, integrates and delivers office and Internet-based reservation, dispatch, ticketing, vehicle tracking and communication technologies for transportation leaders around the world.  More information is available at http://www.thehudsongroup.com/.

 

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