Serko has launched the Zeno Experience Centre at its Sydney headquarters as an innovation and brand hub for corporate travel managers to immerse themselves in new technologies for the travel and expense world.

The corporate travel world is undergoing an intensive period of change and development, with the adoption of technologies such as artificial intelligence, chatbots, and New Distribution Capability (NDC).

The landscape for business travel is changing, opening up new opportunities to optimise travel spend, improve traveller experience and provide greater control and compliance with travel policies.

The Zeno Experience Centre is a physical space designed to help travel, procurement and finance leaders achieve a greater level of understanding of these disruptive technologies and gain insight into how they can add value to their corporate travel program.

Launched into market this year, Zeno has transformed the way corporate customers around the world make and change travel arrangements, and in June more than 1.5 bookings per minute were made using the platform.

Serko Chief Executive Darrin Grafton said: “This technology took three years to develop and we know there’s truly nothing like it in the world. We have set up the Zeno Experience Centre to provide our customers with the ability to test out this new technology in an inspiring environment, and to take innovative ideas back to their teams.”

The Centre features the interior of a plane with video explanations of the ease of using the platform and the latest large format Microsoft Surface touch screen devices to allow customers to trial the technology.

As well as providing seamless workflows for travellers and travel arrangers across approval, booking, payment and post-ticketing changes Zeno reduces the administration overhead of travel management.

The Experience Centre was launched to coincide with Serko’s dual listing on the Australian Securities Exchange.