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Concur’s Newest T&E Partner

A leader in online travel booking for consumers is turning to the enterprise with the help of T&E firm Concur. Reports this week said Booking.com will be working with the corporate travel and expense management company to strengthen its B2B travel services by connecting Concur to hundreds of thousands of travel booking services for its corporate client base.

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Reports by TravelPulse on Tuesday (Nov. 10) said Booking.com will link more than 800,000 accommodations properties across the globe into Concur’s platform so corporate travelers can seamlessly book these sites.

In a statement, Concur Executive Vice President Tim MacDonald said the partnership is part of the corporate travel industry’s path to sophistication.

“Our new partnership with Booking.com demonstrates the importance of providing next-generation solutions to capture how business travel is evolving,” he said. “We are focused on providing a fully integrated travel and expense solution that allows our customers to adapt as change happens.”

Booking.com now falls under the umbrella of Concur’s TripLink partners, which already includes companies like National Car Rental, United Airlines, Airbnb and Air Canada.

MacDonald added that by helping corporate users of its services book through these travel booking companies, data entry and aggregation becomes more effortless, meaning business travelers can spend less time manually entering their trip information into an expense report generated through Concur.

The T&E company has been snatching up partnerships this year for this purpose. Last July the company secured Lyft and HotelTonight as two new partners, both emerging as more popular accommodation services for the business travel segment.

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