From the Wires
Concur and TripIt Rally the Travel Community to Make Life Easier for Travelers
New "Add to TripIt" Button Makes Itinerary Creation Even More Instantaneous
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 13, 2012 08:01 AM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the world's leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services and mobile trip organizer TripIt, today joined the travel industry at the PhoCusWright Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. to discuss how to make life easier for travelers through innovation and integration within the travel community.
"Business travel is fundamentally changing and the entire industry must evolve to reflect today's realities," says Mike Koetting, Executive Vice President of Supplier Management for TripIt. "We're working with travel partners to give travelers a seamless experience - no matter where they book, which device their using, or which rewards programs they participate in. It's what we like to call 'The Perfect Trip.' "
Today, Concur presented on stage at the PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit, and on Wednesday, November 14, Concur and TripIt are hosting a workshop entitled "Learn How to Make Life Easier for Millions of Travelers." The workshop features Avis Car Rental and Best Western, both technology leaders in their segments, showcasing how they made it easier and faster for TripIt users to book and organize travel reservations, by leveraging TripIt itinerary data.
New "Add to TripIt" Button
Also today, TripIt unveiled a new "Add to TripIt" button, which makes it easy for companies to give travelers an instant way to add reservations to TripIt, where all their trip plans are organized in one place. This is the latest integration option made available to the thousands of third party developers who've joined TripIt to deliver greater value through the Concur T&E Cloud.
Once the "Add to TripIt" plugin is included in a booking confirmation page, travelers will be able to simply click a button to send their plans to TripIt, and access them along with maps and directions on-the-go using any smartphone or tablet.
Companies interested in the self-serve "Add to TripIt" button can follow the developer instructions here.
For more information, visit http://tripit.com.
TripIt®, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur® (Nasdaq: CNQR), makes it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share their trips. Simply forward confirmation emails from anywhere you book to firstname.lastname@example.org and TripIt automagically creates one simple, smart itinerary to access on a smartphone, calendar, or anywhere online. For even greater peace of mind while traveling, TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights, and more; tracks all frequent traveler points in one place; and monitors eligible flights for fare refunds. TripIt for Business is an easier way for companies to organize office travel; keep track of who's traveling when and where, and whether travel dollars are being spent wisely. For more information, please visit www.tripit.com and follow @TripIt at http://twitter.com/tripit.
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 solution partners 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 www.concur.com or the Concur blog.
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