REDMOND, Wash., March 22, 2007 - Concur Technologies, Inc., the market leader in travel management innovation, today launched a direct connection to Air Canada. Air Canada's corporate customers can now use Concur Technologies' online corporate travel booking tool, Cliqbook Travel, and experience full access to all of Air Canada's products, including Corporate Flight Passes in a timely and efficient manner.
This ground-breaking technology will enable Cliqbook Travel to support all of Air Canada's transparent branded fares, its "a la carte" pricing model, and its growing suite of Flight Pass products.
"We are pleased that Cliqbook Travel is now able to offer expanded access to all of Air Canada's products with its utilization of Air Canada's direct connect capability. The Cliqbook Travel tool will provide corporate Canada efficient access to all of Air Canada's offerings" said Graham Wareham, General Manager Product Distribution at Air Canada.
"Air Canada and Concur are both leaders in developing and delivering the innovations that customers demand," said Rajeev Singh, president and chief operating officer of Concur Technologies. "Concur is proud to work with Air Canada in delivering technology that now offers the Canadian corporate travel market a direct connection to Air Canada's inventory through our Cliqbook Travel booking tool. This partnership is simply one more example of Concur's commitment to the Canadian corporate travel market and our mission of helping companies in Canada and around the globe drive costs out of their businesses."
Air Canada was recognized in 2007 by the editors of Air Transport World as the airline industry leader in market innovation. Specifically the company has been recognized for its success in implementing an innovative and transparent pricing structure, its effectiveness in using online technology to meet consumers' needs and its fleet-wide renewal with a consistent, market-leading onboard product among North American airlines.
Montreal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 150 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in the world with a fleet of 335 aircraft and serves more than 32 million customers annually. Air Canada is also a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.
Concur Technologies, Inc. - the world's leading provider of on-demand Corporate Expense Management services - is a pioneer in the development of direct connections with the world's leading travel suppliers. Concur's industry-leading Cliqbook Travel corporate travel booking tool streamlines the booking process and directly reduces costs associated with corporate travel programs by providing access to the exact travel content each organization needs. Concur's solutions - which are trusted by over 4,000 companies worldwide - feature Concur's end-to-end corporate travel and expense management service, which seamlessly unites online travel booking with automated expense reporting, controlling spend before it occurs while streamlining travel procurement and employee reimbursement.
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