Concur clients in India now have access to Low Cost Carrier Content & Indian hotel content

Concur clients in India now have access to Low Cost Carrier Content (LCC) & expanded access to Indian hotel contentLatest innovations enable Concur clients to achieve greater control and efficiency in travel management

India, Mumbai, March 19, 2013-- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced the availability of low cost carrier content and non-GDS hotel content for its corporate clients in India. Not only will Concur clients have full access to the content of carriers like Indigo, Spicejet and GoAir but will also have access to non-GDS hotel content of over 8,000Indian hotels.

The announcement comes at a crucial time as more and more Indian companies are looking to shift employee travel bookings to a corporate online booking tool – like Concur Travel – in order to drive greater policy compliance and more efficiency throughout their travel program. Concur corporate clients can now enjoy:

  • greater control and application of corporate travel policies
  • greater efficiencies by enabling employees to be self-sufficient and most importantly
  • Cohesive integration of Concur’s online booking technology with Concur’s Travel Request authorization module enabling seamless process and further improving efficiency.

 

Christopher Juneau, Senior Director – Marketing for Concur said, “With less content now available through traditional travel distribution channels, companies in India are looking for innovative solutions to help them and their travelers satisfy their requirements for intra-India travel. Cloud-based online booking tools like Concur just make good business sense."

He further added that “With Concur, corporate clients can achieve greater efficiency and control through tighter travel policies. Best of all, through one robust travel and expense management solution, Concur now delivers access to LCC content along with thousands of additional hotel options – all of which are not available through traditional channels.”

The need to move travel management online by corporates is driven by key concerns revealed in the recent Nielsen India research “Understanding the Corporate Travel Expense Management Practices in India”. Companies surveyed reported:

  • Over 80% of the employees seek approval prior to travel, which takes up to 6 days on an average and 3 out of 4 requests require multiple approvals
  • Half claimed that less than 76% of their employees adhere to the guidelines for travel claims70% of the organizations find travel expense automation which seamlessly manages travel approvals, with cash advance requests and expense claim approval relevant to their travel expense collating and processing needs

 

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