Air Canada Partners with Concur
Concur Technologies, a company that provides tools for travel and expense management to large corporations, announced that it is partnering with Air Canada. The two plan to work together to develop corporate travel booking options for Air Canada’s website and apps.
Concur TripLink is middleware that connects travel sites such as Air Canada’s website to Concur’s backoffice systems that manage travel and expenses. It allows business travelers to take advantage of their negotiated rates no matter where they book their travel, and offers improved visibility and negotiating power.
Corporate travelers will be able to book flights directly using Air Canada’s website and apps. Behind the scenes, Concur’s TripLink will automatically send the trip data back to Concur and fill out the appropriate travel and expense reports electronically, without any additional effort required by the traveler. Flights will automatically be booked using the traveler’s company’s negotiated travel rate.
Currently, business travelers who use travel company websites, bypassing their corporate travel portal, typically won’t benefit from more favorable pricing, and companies whose employees’ travel isn’t documented in its systems may be ill-prepared to assist employees if things go awry and may not be able to fully exercise duty of care.
TripLink works with websites and apps from half a dozen other travel companies including Avis, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Starwood, and United Airlines.
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