Industry Travel Technology Leaders Partner to Help Companies Reduce Travel Costs
CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbitz for Business, the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW), today announced a partnership with Concur, a leading global provider of expense solutions to provide their mutual customers with a premier travel booking and expense management solution. When customers use Orbitz for Business to book travel arrangements on a desktop, tablet or mobile device, the booking information will be directly passed into Concur Expense. As a result of this integration, an expense report is automatically initiated, which helps employees cut data entry time, increase reporting accuracy and visibility, and helps control and identify fraud.
"This collaboration between Concur and Orbitz for Business is a natural fit – both are industry-leading technology companies that are focused on developing intuitive products that our respective customers choose to use," said Mark Walton, vice president of strategy and account management at Orbitz for Business. "Orbitz for Business travelers already have access to a comprehensive supplier inventory and a powerful and easy-to-use booking platform – and our integration with Concur will seamlessly combine two applications that further improve the traveler experience and deliver additional cost savings."
Key benefits of the partnership and integration include:
Travel & Expense Harmony/Reduced Costs
Orbitz for Business users will benefit from having their travel bookings automatically imported into their Concur expense report saving them valuable time.
Increased Accuracy & Visibility
Orbitz for Business travel bookings are automatically loaded into Concur Expense, which eliminates discrepancies in the data and increases accuracy. With the matching process delivered with Smart Expenses™, receipt data is accurate and in-policy. The end result is that the expense report is nearly complete – automatically – by the time a traveler returns from a trip.
"We are excited to be able make this seamless expense reporting option available to joint Orbitz for Business and Concur Expense customers. Travelers will be delighted at the ease of completing their expense reports," said Charlie Sultan, SVP of Supplier Services for Concur.
About Orbitz for Business
Orbitz for Business is the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW). Launched in 2002, Orbitz for Business offers a complete portfolio of global business travel products and services that help corporate customers plan, search and book travel. Orbitz for Business leverages Orbitz Worldwide technology, customized for corporate travelers. In addition to its leading technology, Orbitz for Business delivers full service, cost effective travel management solutions including 24/7 customer support; expense reporting and policy management tools; and comprehensive choice in travel inventory.
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW) is a leading global online travel company using technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel. Orbitz Worldwide operates the consumer travel planning sites Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com) and CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Partner Network (www.orbitz.com/OPN) delivers private label travel technology solutions to a broad range of partners including some of the world`s largest airlines and travel agencies, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed travel solutions for companies of all sizes. Orbitz Worldwide makes investor relations information available at investors.orbitz.com.
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