Concur Partners with Amtrak to Direct Connect

How often do you travel by train? In FY 2009, Amtrak welcomed aboard over 27.1 million passengers, an average of more than 74,000 passengers per day, riding more than 300 Amtrak trains per day. Whether you use Amtrak or not, one thing’s for sure: millions of people rely on Amtrak to get them where they need to go everyday.

If you’ve ever tried to book a train for business travel, you’ve likely been forced to manually arrange your train schedule. Amtrak travel booking just got much easier for Concur clients. Today, we announced a partnership with Amtrak, providing clients with business rail routes via the Amtrak direct connect. Rather than booking Amtrak through a third party vendor, this newest Concur Travel & Expense direct connect functionality allows travelers to book rail travel in one easy and seamless solution.

With this new direct connection to Amtrak’s reservations system, Concur clients will easily be able to add rail to their travel plans in the same way they already book air, car, or hotel reservations. Plus, travelers have the capability to compare air and rail options during the booking process – all on the same screen.

When do you plan to travel for business via Amtrak? After you’ve booked your travel with Concur, come back and leave your feedback on the new functionality.

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