REDMOND, Wash., July 13, 2006 -
Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR), the world's leading provider of on-demand business services that automate Corporate Expense Management (CEM), today announced that Cliqbook® Travel customers now have access to content from Park N' Fly Network™ and Virgin Blue Airlines, along with innovative new hotel booking features designed to help customers drive even more costs out of their corporate travel programs. These new features build on Concur's commitment to innovation as the company continues to expand the breadth of content available to corporations using Cliqbook Travel, enabling them to lower costs while providing a higher level of service and convenience to their business travelers.
With parking facilities at major airports throughout the U.S. reaching capacity, corporate travelers are finding it increasingly difficult to find dependable, safe and convenient parking. Through a unique agreement with Park N' Fly Network, the world's leader for off-airport parking and shuttle service, Cliqbook Travel customers can now book reservations at 53 airport parking locations around the United States. By integrating the Park N' Fly Network into Cliqbook Travel's online booking process, corporate travel programs can save up to 50% on standard airport parking rates. The Park N' Fly Network service also includes full availability of premier parking and discounted rates, pre-paid, guaranteed parking, and frequent shuttles that pick-up and drop-off travelers at their car.
Direct connects with Virgin Blue Airlines - which serves all major Australian destinations –increase the global reach of Cliqbook Travel by providing customers with broad access to Virgin Blue pricing. Using Cliqbook Travel, business travelers can immediately book reservations and receive Velocity frequent flier points for Virgin Blue fare categories not available through any GDS, including pricing only currently available on the Virgin Blue Web site.
Cliqbook Travel's robust interactive features now include hotel mapping - which allows customers to capture specific detail on hotel location and geography - and hotel rating capabilities, enabling customers to assess the quality of hotel products and services for future reference. Additionally, the new Price-per-Day feature will allow Cliqbook Travel customers to see what a particular hotel charges for each day's stay so they can modify their stay to further reduce costs.
This enhanced hotel-booking functionality complements the rich interactive features powered by VFM Interactive that Cliqbook Travel customers already enjoy, including the ability to research more than 10,000 hotel properties globally through rich photography, videos and 360-degree virtual tours - helping customers visually depict important features and amenities that can be critical to making informed travel decisions.
"Our customers are demanding access to the broadest possible selection of travel content, independent of distribution or agency restrictions," said Rajeev Singh, president and COO of Concur Technologies. "Concur's primary motivation is to provide our customers the tools and content they need to drive costs out of their businesses. With more than a thousand companies relying on Cliqbook Travel for online corporate travel management, it's critical that we continue to expand our direct connects while enhancing the user experience. We're proud to offer our customers access to Park N' Fly Network and Virgin Blue Airlines content and look forward to continuing to set the standard for innovation in the corporate travel booking market."