Betty Seroussi, Co-Founder and Chairwoman & Tristan Dessain-Gelinet, Co-Founder and Group CEO & Robert Gilhooly, CEO (Travel Planet UK), Travel PlanetBetty Seroussi, Co-Founder and Chairwoman & Tristan Dessain-Gelinet, Co-Founder and Group CEO & Robert Gilhooly, CEO (Travel Planet UK)
Work trips can be highly productive and a pleasure for employees and employers alike. They are a way to expand the corporate network, increase a company’s exposure, and create lasting experiences with business partners. However, with employees flying worldwide, there are always more flights to book, accommodations to arrange, and an endless list of miscellaneous costs and tasks to manage. Handling these responsibilities simultaneously often becomes overwhelming for many corporate travel managers and travel managing companies (TMCs).

But that’s not the case when travel managers use Travel Planet’s corporate travel management platform. Travel Planet, founded in its current form by Betty Seroussi and Tristan Dessain-Gelinet, has built a technology platform Click & Control that offers a better means of managing corporate travel requirements.

Notably, Travel Planet has developed the Click & Control platform based on its own requirements as a TMC specialised in providing travel management services to medium and large public and private sector organisations. The hassle and inefficiencies that Travel Planet faced as a TMC have pushed the company to realise the shortcomings of antiquated B2B systems and traditional travel technology. Legacy travel related tech tools are far behind in offering the flexibility and adaptability demanded by the current corporate travel market. To bridge this gap, Travel Planet took proactive steps to provide a seamless combination of different cutting-edge technologies, which are entirely developed and owned by Travel Planet and its team of travel experts.

“Our corporate travel management platform focuses on real requirements rather than notional ‘industry trends’ and is exceptionally easy-to-use, adaptable, and flexible,” states Tristan Dessain-Gelinet, Co-Founder and Group CEO of Travel Planet. The Click & Control platform adopts a B2C ‘look and feel’ and integrates it into the B2B world with contract monitoring modules, including business intelligence, savings, and customer service supervision. “We also have the ability to develop and deploy brand new functionalities across all clients as well as specific capabilities for particular applications very quickly,” chimes in Robert Gilhooly, CEO of Travel Planet UK. The company can also set up its platform with basic functionalities for its client in a matter of hours. TMCs can use the Click & Control platform to tailor automated corporate travel solutions that align with their precise needs and deliver a high level of flexibility while minimising overall operational expenses.Under the Hood of Click & Control

Travel Planet’s Click & Control platform is a step above traditional distribution intermediaries that deal with increasingly limited and rigid content, owing to its unparalleled integration and content aggregator capabilities. The platform essentially helps create a corporate travel marketplace for TMCs. To achieve this, Travel Planet integrates new distribution capability (NDC) content with new generation low-cost interfaces on a single online platform instead of the typically limited and exclusive media provided through global distribution systems (GDS). With Click & Control, business travel providers can deliver their content through the NDC at a lower distribution cost. At the same time, TMCs can connect directly to the provider and procure NDC-distributed fares that appeal to travellers. Click & Control also allows clients to consolidate access to their travel management requirements and offers unique modules. These include portals for air, train, hotel, and car rental bookings, future and past trip reservations, invoice data, and a geo-location tool to alert travellers of potential risks and disruptions.

Our corporate travel management platform focuses on real requirements rather than notional ‘industry trends’ and is exceptionally easy to-use, adaptable, and flexible

Apart from the innovative content delivery and collaboration channels, Click & Control’s business intelligence module allows travel managers to analyse and manage their budgets effectively and in real-time. Using this module, travel managers can use actionable information based on bespoke, real-time reporting to optimise operational costs and make real and quantifiable budget savings. Alternatively, in cases where clients want a more granular view of their travel management workflow, Travel Planet’s data scientists collaborate with them to create custom dashboards for any form of business reporting they require.

Crafting a Niche of its Own


What underpins Travel Planet’s success in the business travel domain is the company’s equal focus on both technology and services. Travel Planet believes that the technology has to be excellent to ensure that the service aspect isn’t called into play that often. However, when it is, Travel Planet ensures that the client feels like the company is on their side. The company’s support team has access to all the necessary travel information and is always up-to-date with online booking platform (OBT) implementations on the client’s end.Beyond this, Travel Planet’s mastery of technology, flexibility, and unrivalled adaptability to both permanent and rapid changes in the wider travel industry further differentiate the company from its contemporaries. The company’s competitive advantage lies in its end-to-end offering, commitment to stellar online and offline service, and 24/7 availability, which supports travellers when they need it most (and at no additional cost).

A Testament to Travel Planet’s Capabilities

In the last three months of 2021, Travel Planet developed a platform for the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer français (SNCF) France’s national state-owned railway company—to sell their tickets to international travellers through travel agencies outside of France. Around the same timeframe, Travel Planet developed and deployed an expense and Ordre De Mission module for another client.
  • We also have the ability to develop and deploy brand new functionalities across all clients as well as specific capabilities for particular applications very quickly


For this engagement, the company reused relevant elements from its Click & Control solution to deliver a robust, efficient, and perfectly on-time solution. The client has doubled its revenue every month since the implementation. These examples perfectly illustrate how Travel Planet’s platform was not only designed for its own core business but for the larger travel industry.

Based on the success of these engagements, Travel Planet is now seeking partnerships with different rail and air ticket providers to arm them with Click & Control. By accomplishing this, the company aims to support air and rail ticket providers in distributing their business travel related content in a much more efficient and attractive way, connecting them with more TMCs and boosting their revenues. “The prospective partnerships we have on the horizon will definitely offer a new step toward centralising additional aspects of business travel, improving Click & Control, and enhancing our ability to serve TMC businesses,” states Dessain-Gelinet. This imminent update will bring more exciting and innovative enhancements to the Click & Control platform.