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