Concur and Partner to Provide Direct Connect to Worldwide Hotel Inventory

REDMOND, Wash., May 18, 2010 -- Concur, the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services and, the leading online hotel reservation service with more than 210,000 hotels worldwide, announced today a new agreement to integrate hotel content from into Concur® Travel & Expense and Concur® Cliqbook Travel.

Under this new partnership, companies already using Concur’s solutions can now also benefit from the rich inventory of properties directly in the booking tool. The hotel content and booking process is completely integrated within Concur’s corporate travel and expense management solutions, including daily hotel offers, so that travellers seeking a room can always be sure that they will find the best, daily updated rates. Customers can also store negotiated rates and travel policies to drive compliance and save money.

Barry Padgett, senior vice president and general manager of EMEA at Concur emphasized the expansion of the service offer brought by this new partnership. "Our customers will now benefit from a much larger hotel inventory. Because has joined Concur® Connect, the global program that provides clients with access to content otherwise unavailable through traditional travel programs, it is now possible to book a portfolio of smaller hotels and hotel chains using our corporate travel booking system. We can now offer a higher variety of rates with increased transparency and more efficiency helping customers save money."

“Thanks to the new agreement with Concur, we have successfully expanded our network of partnerships in the web based area of business travel management systems. Even more corporate customers will benefit from our hotel offerings which are integrated into all standard internet booking engines. This means that we are well equipped to progress our international roll-out,” said Peter Hildebrand, Sales Manager at
Access to the content through Concur is available immediately at no additional charge.

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Concur is a leading cloud-based provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Our easy-to-use, Web-based and mobile solutions adapt to each employee’s preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies large and small. No matter what size the organization, we help control costs and save time. The Concur Connect platform allows an entire ecosystem of end users, customers, suppliers, and solution partners to access and extend the Concur T&E cloud, which delivers travel and expense solutions and services otherwise unavailable to them.

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Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions. Founded in 1993 on the premise of helping drive costs out of businesses through innovation, Concur’s services are trusted by over 20,000 clients around the globe with around 30 million users. Learn more at

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