Concur and AccorHotels Partner to Extend Global Benefits of Managed Corporate Travel Programs

Partnership allows business travelers to book direct with more than 3,800 AccorHotels properties worldwide

Nov 04, 2015, 09:00 ET from Concur

BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Concur, the world's leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions and services, today announced AccorHotels Group as its newest global TripLink partner. Through this integration, business travelers will be able to book directly with any AccorHotels website, while still giving their travel managers the visibility, benefits and tools available with all bookings made through Concur.

"This partnership with AccorHotels is a tremendous step in expanding the benefits of Concur TripLink to customers outside North America, especially in Europe and Australia," said Tim MacDonald, executive vice president of Travel for Concur. "Concur TripLink captures travel and spend wherever it happens, and through this partnership we are providing all the benefits of Concur while providing visibility into direct bookings with the largest hotel chain in Europe."

Through Concur TripLink, corporate travelers can book their negotiated corporate fares on AccorHotels.com and automatically have the trip data, including itineraries populated in Concur. This visibility helps travel managers improve policy compliance and duty of care efforts. Concur TripLink also ensures that travelers who might book directly with AccorHotels will receive their corporate discounts and benefits. "As we observed business travelers' behaviors and the increasing use of mobile communications due to a more widespread use of smartphones, tablets and mobile apps, we understood the challenges faced by our customers when it comes to applying their travel policy. That's why, through this partnership with Concur, AccorHotels is thrilled not only to provide business travelers with the booking flexibility they need, but also to accompany and to help companies to improve the visibility of and the control over their hotel's expenses," explains Vanessa Heydorff, VP Business Travel for AccorHotels.

For more information about Triplink visit our website.

About Concur

Concur, a part of SAP, imagines the way the world should work, offering cloud-based services that make it simple to manage travel and expenses. By connecting data, applications and people, Concur delivers an effortless experience and total transparency into spending wherever and whenever it happens. Concur services adapt to individual employee preferences and scale to meet the needs of companies from small to large so they can focus on what matters most. Learn more at www.concur.com or the Concur blog.

About AccorHotels

AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome. Over 180,000 women and men in almost 3,800 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 92 countries. AccorHotels is the world's leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:

- its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest);

- a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1) establishments;

- a powerful marketplace and loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels

- almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 program.

Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and traded in the USA on the OTC marketplace (Code: ACRFY)

Follow news on Accor: www.twitter.com/accorhotelsnews

Book a hotel: www.accorhotels-group.com

PRESS CONTACTS
Concur
Kerry Schimmelbush, Grayling for Concur
concur@grayling.com
(206) 612-1081

Accor
Gabrielle Haire
gabrielle.haire@accor.com
+33 (0)1 45 38 84 87

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