Concur Welcomes InterContinental Hotels Group as New Partner for Concur® Open
Powerful new option gives businesses the ability to connect every hotel
booking made directly on IHG sites to their expense reporting and corporate
REDMOND, Wash., March 26, 2013
REDMOND, Wash., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a global
leader in integrated travel and expense management, today announced that IHG
(InterContinental Hotels Group) (LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)), one of the
world's leading global hotel companies, signed as a Concur® Open Booking
partner. Concur Open Booking enables transactions booked through travel
supplier web sites to automatically appear in Concur, delivering complete
visibility, streamlined expense reporting and enhanced duty of care data back
to corporate clients, regardless of where travel was booked.
With the integration of Concur Open Booking, travelers whose profiles are
linked with their IHG loyalty program account will be able to book directly on
IHG's seven brand websites – which include InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts,
Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, the Holiday Inn® brand family
and two extended stay brands – and still get their company's negotiated rates.
They'll also enjoy a personalized web experience that includes e-receipts
directly from the hotel that automatically pre-populate their expense report.
Best of all, Concur clients get more visibility into employee travel spend and
enhanced duty of care capabilities across all employee travel. These new
capabilities are expected to be available for corporate clients beginning in
"We are pleased to join the Concur Open Booking solution to create a new and
enhanced booking experience for business travelers, who are among the more
than 71 million frequent guests worldwide loyal to the IHG family of hotel
brands," said Andrew Rubinacci, vice president, Distribution & Intermediary
Sales, IHG. "We are excited to provide Concur corporate clients with direct
access to book their lodging accommodations on IHG's branded websites, while
earning and tracking their loyalty points and special promotions. This new
partnership with Concur now makes corporatetravel and expense management more
seamless, connected and collaborative than ever for IHG and our guests."
"Direct supplier integration for Concur Open Booking from leading companies
like IHG makes life so much better for travelers and their employers," said
Michael Koetting, EVP of Supplier Management at Concur. "Companies get the
data they need to make smart decisions about travel spend, policy compliance
and duty of care. Travelers spend less time managing expenses and get the
perks from their loyalty programs."
Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management
solutions. Concur's easy-to-use Web-based and mobile solutions help companies
and their employees control costs and save time. Concur Connect is the
platform that enables the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers,
suppliers, and developers to access and extend Concur's T&E cloud. Concur's
systems adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs
of companies from small to large. Learn more at http://www.concur.com or the
Contact: Kristin Prigmore, Weber Shandwick for Concur, 206.576.5551,
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