Certify adds travel bookings through partner NuTravel

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Using the booking technology of partner NuTravel Technology Solutions, expense provider Certify released Certify Travel as a "fully integrated travel management solution for small, medium and large businesses."

Users on computers or mobile devices can book air, car and hotel reservations, as well as manage expenses, according to Certify.

An expense report in Certify Expense automatically is created from the travel itinerary. Enterprise users can add travel policies to the booking system and enable a pre-trip notification option that allows managers to modify or cancel all reservations within the first 24 hours of booking.

Cancellations incur a $15 fee, but refund of all eligible travel costs, according to Certify's e-commerce director, Heath MacArthur.

Certify, which launched in early 2009, forged a reseller agreement with NuTravel and integrated travel and expense feeds. The new private-label travel functionality is priced at $8 per complete travel booking.

Certify Expense offers both per-user and per-expense report pricing models, with the latter starting at $6 per report for a monthly minimum of 500 expense reports.

"Certify Travel is a natural extension of our expense-management business," according to prepared remarks from Certify President Bob Neveu. "Our clients can now access integrated online travel booking services within the Certify platform, ensuring greater expense policy compliance, ease of use and higher user adoption rates."

Included in Certify Travel is access to TripCase, Sabre's itinerary management product.

To ease expense-report preparation, Certify also offers 11 ways to funnel itineraries to the expense system, including credit card feeds from both corporate and personal cards, MacArthur said.

This report originally appeared Monday in The Beat.

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