Posted July 21, 2016

Sabre Rethinks Its Corporate Travel Assets With Integrated Platform Plan

Sabre has Concur in its sights as it pulls together a mobile-focused corporate offering that brings GetThere's booking capabilities into TripCase, folds in virtual payment capabilities, widens the door to third-party developers, provides deeper ties to expense partners and puts it all in what the company calls a "consumer-grade" wrapper. Read More »
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Posted May 23, 2016

Gant Attributes Growth, And Lots Of Change, To Concur

A few years ago, when Gant Travel Management emerged as an early backer of Concur's TripLink program, CEO Patrick Linnihan stated that his goal was to be "the world's best TMC for the Concur Travel and Expense user." Linnihan discussed how Gant's commitment to Concur factored into a change in ownership and agency-network affiliation, a newly installed mid office system and executive appointments. Read More »
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Posted May 17, 2016

Like Others Before It, Concur Plans Microsoft Office Integration

Concur is working with Microsoft on a prototype to integrate travel and expense features into Office 365's Outlook calendar and email applications. The corporate booking integration is in the mold of similar concepts Microsoft has worked on with others, including Amadeus. Read More »
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Posted March 31, 2016

Two Years On, United Nears Home Stretch Of Concur TripLink Integration

Following some delays, United Airlines expects to start beta testing its direct integration of Concur's TripLink with select corporate clients by July. A Concur official said United would be the first airline to go live with supplier-direct TripLink integration, joining other suppliers like major hotel operators that are already in action. Read More »
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Posted August 19, 2015

THE BEAT SHEET: Hotel Attachment; Semantic Search And OBTs; GDS Class Action; EMD Progress

The Beat Sheet is an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
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Posted July 27, 2015

Lufthansa Signs Up For Concur's TripLink

This week, Concur will announce that the next batch of TripLink participants will include Omni Hotels, last-minute booking app HotelTonight and rideshare network Lyft. Yet, the one that will get the most attention is Lufthansa, which is roughly a month away from enacting its contentious plan to surcharge global distribution system bookings. Read More »
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Posted July 10, 2015
Jeff Klee

INTERVIEW: AmTrav CEO And Co-Founder Jeff Klee

AmTrav prides itself on its booking tool, which may have only "80 percent" of the "the bells and whistles" of a Concur but is "nimble" and quick to bring in nonfare airline content, said Klee, who is CEO of the travel management company and of online travel agency CheapAir.com. Klee spoke with The Beat's Jay Boehmer about bringing in new types of content, why he's not sold on the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability, why AmTrav now works with Concur and how he balances supplier relationships when running an OTA alongside a TMC. Read More »
Posted May 21, 2015

Watchdog Chides DHS For $4.3 million In Agent Booking Fees

A government watchdog report released publicly this week scolded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for excessive spending on offline travel transactions and inadequate management of the E-Gov Travel Service program. Read More »
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Posted March 6, 2015

THE BEAT SHEET: Deem-Concur Access; Navitaire's Rare U.S. Win; ARC's Mobile App; Singh Still Seeking Perfection

The Beat Sheet is an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
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Posted February 12, 2015

Deem's Grady: Concur Cuts Deem Ground Access

Concur last week notified Deem that it no longer would integrate ground transportation content from the Deem Ground system, according to a fiery blog post by Deem CEO Patrick Grady. Read More »
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