Marriott International, La Quinta Inns & Suites Join Concur T&E Cloud to Supply Itinerary Visibility to TMCs, Corporate Clients

   Marriott International, La Quinta Inns & Suites Join Concur T&E Cloud to
            Supply Itinerary Visibility to TMCs, Corporate Clients

TripLink Product Grows to Include Leading Car Rental, Hotel Brands

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5, 2013

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR), the global
leader in integrated travel and expense management, today announced Marriott
International and La Quinta Inns & Suites intend to join the Concur T&E Cloud,
enabling corporate travel transactions booked directly from their branded
websites to automatically appear in Concur products. Under the new Concur
TripLink product strategy supporting Open Booking, these itineraries create
visibility for both TMCs and corporate customers.

The new hotel partners will join InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Avis
Car Rental to provide travelers who have linked their accounts the ability to
book directly on the providers' brand websites and still receive their
corporate negotiated rates. Avis and IHG are expected to be the first
available to Concur clients in 2013 with new brands deploying through 2014.
These new brands include:

  oLa Quinta: La Quinta Inns & Suites®

  oMarriott International: AC Hotels by Marriott®, Autograph Collection®,
    Courtyard®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, EDITION®, Gaylord Hotels®, Grand
    Residences by Marriott®, The Ritz-Carlton®, The Ritz-Carlton Destination
    Club®, JW Marriott®, Marriott Hotels®, Renaissance Hotels®, Marriott
    Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill
    Suites®, TownePlace Suites®

"We are excited to enhance the business travel booking experience by joining
Concur TripLink," said Ted Schweitzer, senior vice president, marketing and
e-Commerce at La Quinta Inns & Suites. "Through the program, we look forward
to offering our mutual clients the flexibility and freedom to book travel
however they prefer while providing the points they earn through La Quinta

As more than 50 percent of corporate hotel transactions are booked out of
policy* Concur TripLink provides the visibility and cost savings to increase
policy compliance. In addition, travelers and their companies receive the
following benefits, including: 

  oIncreased Savings: Concur TripLink provides a complete view of all company
    travel transactions, giving travelers and their companies better
    visibility, more control and stronger negotiating power – and ensures they
    receive their negotiated discounts.
  oImproved Traveler Safety: By capturing out of program bookings, companies
    know where their employees are traveling at all times, supporting their
    Duty of Care requirements. This also enables their TMCs to support these
    travelers and deliver the services they require.
  oGreater Compliance: By gaining visibility into non-GDS bookings,
    organizations and their TMCs have a complete view of the travel data. They
    can use this information to drive programs and services to increase

"The challenge that managed travel programs and their TMCs have with out of
program bookings is not new nor easily solved," said Mike Koetting, Executive
Vice President of Concur. "By increasing the number of hotel providers
connecting to the Concur T&E Cloud, companies have the potential to drive
higher compliance, realize the corporate rates they negotiated and have a
consolidated view of all of their travel program data. It also enables their
TMC partner to better serve them and their travelers."

About Concur
Concur® is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management
solutions for companies of all sizes. Concur's easy-to-use web-based and
mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save
time. In support of the mission to fuel The Perfect Trip™, Concur delivers
continuous innovation through The Concur® T&E Cloud, the open platform that
enables the entire ecosystem to build upon and extend applications, content
and T&E data aggregated through Concur; and Concur® Big Data, which leverages
the industry's most comprehensive source of T&E data to provide enhanced value
in accordance with their travel policies. The Concur Perfect Trip Fund invests
in leading edge innovative travel technology companies and is awarding
$100,000 in innovation awards at its first annual Developer Conference on
October 2, 2013. Apply here or learn more at or the
Concur blog.

About La Quinta
LQ Management L.L.C. is one of the largest operators of select-service hotels
in the United States. Based in Irving, Texas, the Company operates and
provides franchise services to more than 800 hotels in 46 states, Canada and
Mexico under the La Quinta Inn® and La Quinta Inn & Suites® brands. For
reservations or more information about La Quinta, please visitwww.LQ.comor
call 1-800-SLEEPLQ. Follow La Quinta Inns & Suites on Twitter on Facebook

About Marriott
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in
Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 74 countries and
territories. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation
ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations,
please visit our web site at, and for the latest company
news, visit


Contact: Matt Inda, Weber Shandwick for Concur, 206.576.5593,
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