Concur Travel's corporate booking tool has added hotel inventory from Priceline Group's Booking.com.

During Priceline Group’s third-quarter earnings call on Monday, CEO Darren Huston said business travelers were never initially a target for the company. However, the prevalence of travelers using Booking.com with a business email address did not go unnoticed, and Priceline decided to address the needs of business travelers about two years ago.

Among the measures it introduced were a budget tracker and feature that helps assistants book on behalf of business travelers. Bookings.com for Business launched earlier this year. Today, Huston said that about one in five customers is a business traveler. 

“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,” said Ripsy Bandourian, senior product owner at Booking.com.

Tim MacDonald, executive vice president of travel for Concur, said the company will expand its relationship with Booking.com by making it a TripLink partner in the coming months. This will allow expense reports to be pre-populated with bookings made on Booking.com.

Booking.com has more than 820,000 properties with 21 million bookable rooms, according to the company. While the majority of those rooms (14.4 million) are in traditional hotels, the rest include apartments and vacation rentals.

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