BELLEVUE, Wash. and FRANKFURT, Germany November 9, 2015 – Today, Concur, the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions and services, and Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, announced a new partnership to enhance business travel worldwide. Through the partnership, Booking.com’s 800,000+ accommodations properties worldwide will become available in Concur Travel, enabling Concur customers to access the world’s widest selection of accommodations – from traditional hotels to more unique places like apartments or B&Bs – at great prices.
“Our new partnership with Booking.com demonstrates the importance of providing next-generation solutions to capture how business travel is evolving,” said Tim MacDonald, executive vice president of Travel for Concur. “We are focused on providing a fully integrated travel and expense solution that allows our customers to adapt as change happens. In the coming months, we look forward to expanding our relationship with Booking.com as a TripLink partner to capture this booking information while removing the pain points of the manual expense reporting process.”
“We’re seeing strong growth among business travelers on Booking.com. In fact, nearly one in five of the bookings made on our site and mobile apps are now for business,” said Ripsy Bandourian, Senior Product Owner at Booking.com. “This partnership with Concur enables us to bring our signature seamless booking experience to even more business customers worldwide, helping them get the most from their corporate travel budgets, while saving their travel managers and employers both time and money.”
Concur TripLink partners include AccorHotels, Airbnb, Air Canada, Avis, Booking.com, Enterprise, Etihad Airways, HotelTonight, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Lufthansa, National Car Rental, Marriott (International), Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Sixt, United Airlines and Wally Park.
For more information about Triplink visit the Concur website.
Concur, a part of SAP, imagines the way cost effective world travel should work, offering cloud-based services that make it simple to manage travel and expenses. By connecting data, applications and people, Concur delivers an effortless experience and total transparency into spending wherever and whenever it happens. Concur services adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large so they can focus on what matters most for their businesses. Learn more at www.concur.com or the Concur blog.
Booking.com is the world leader in booking hotel and other accommodations online. It guarantees the best prices for any type of property – from small independents to five-star luxury. Guests can access the Booking.com website anytime, anywhere from their desktops, mobile phones and tablet devices, and they don’t pay booking fees – ever. The Booking.com website is available in 42 languages, offers over 818,000 hotels and accommodations including more than 378,000 vacation rental properties and covers nearly 84,000 destinations in 220 countries and territories worldwide. It features over 65M reviews written by guests after their stay, and attracts online visitors from both leisure and business markets around the globe. With over 19 years of experience and a team of over 10,000 dedicated employees in 170 offices worldwide, Booking.com operates its own in-house customer service team, which is available 24/7 to assist guests in their native languages and ensure an exceptional customer experience.
Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. owns and operates Booking.com™, and is part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN). Follow us on Twitter, and Pinterest, like us on Facebook, or learn more at http://www.booking.com.