Concur adds Airbnb and Uber to growing partner list

Concur adds Airbnb and Uber to growing partner list

Concur platform partners include United, Marriott, IHG, American Express and Avis

Travel management app, Concur, has formed a new partnership with Airbnb and Uber in a bid to enable business travellers to reap the benefits of collaborative consumption.

Concur gives business travellers easier ways to book their trips, and complete their expenses, while finance and travel managers maintain greater accuracy, visibility and manageability.

Concur executive vice-president, Tim McDonald, said the new generation of platform partners reflected the transformation taking place for today’s business customer.

“By partnering with these innovative companies, we are building a connected platform that radically improves the experience for the business traveller," he said.

"With Airbnb and Uber, we are enabling, in business travel, what consumers already enjoy about collaborative consumption in their leisure.

"Capturing this spend then gives companies greater real-time transparency into traveller expenditure and itineraries.”

The list of partners on the Concur platform includes United, Marriott, IHG and Avis.

Airbnb has seen a 27-fold increase in transactions captured in Concur year-on-year.

Later this year, Airbnb will release an integration through Concur TripLink, enabling employers to gain full visibility into each booking to ensure duty of care requirements are met.

American Express is also partnering with Concur and Uber to enable American Express corporate card clients in the US to automatically enroll their employees to capture Uber receipts within Concur and have immediate visibility into the spend. This three-way integration between the Concur platform, Uber and American Express will be available in September.

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