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Travel Management

 November 09, 2010
International SOS - TravelSky Collaboration Helps Corporations In China

 International SOS, a leading international healthcare, medical assistance and security services company will now have real-time access to travel bookings made by its TravelTracker subscribers on Travelsky's global distribution system. Travelsky is China's leading provider of information technology and commercial service in the air travel and tourism industry.

Mr Huang Yuanchang, Deputy General Manager of TravelSky Technology Ltd and Mr Arnaud Vaissié, Chairman and CEO of International SOS, signed the agreement in Beijing on 28 October 2010.

Under the agreement, International SOS is authorized to access the travel data of clients who have subscribed to its TravelTracker services, from TravelSky's nationwide booking system. When an International SOS member books their travel to or within China through the TravelSky system, their trip itinerary will be synchronized with International SOS' TravelTracker service. International SOS will also be able to provide these travelers with pre-travel medical and security advice as well as emergency assistance during their journey.

"Corporations that subscribe to TravelTracker have a consolidated, real-time view of where their business travelers are and will be better able to understand the corresponding travel risks. TravelTracker offers automated pre-travel advice, real-time travel tracking, and on-demand reports. It can facilitate communications with globally-mobile employees so that organizations can plan and act immediately in the event of a crisis," said Arnaud Vaissié, Chairman and CEO, International SOS.

"I am thrilled that we have the opportunity to work with TravelSky and we look forward to extending our cooperation with TravelSky to continuously provide quality services to our members," Mr Vaissié concluded.

Mr Huang Yuanchang, Deputy General Manager of TravelSky, said: "Through this agreement, TravelSky and International SOS customers enjoy greater tracking capabilities giving employers an opportunity to protect the health and safety of their employees to a greater degree than ever before. International SOS is the only global assistance company authorized to access travelers' data in China."

International SOS members include 69 percent of the Fortune Global 500 companies. International SOS has a network of 25 alarm centres worldwide that provide 24-hour travel, medical and security assistance to travelers around the world.