Articles tagged “concur”

Certify Buys Booking Tool in Latest Travel and Expense Tie-Up

Certify Buys Booking Tool in Latest Travel and Expense Tie-Up

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Expense providers, which have typically connected with clients and their travel management companies, are moving deeper into the business travel booking arena.

1 month ago

Hipmunk Goes After Unmanaged Business Travel Market

Hipmunk Goes After Unmanaged Business Travel Market

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Despite the initial denials, we always knew Concur would bring Hipmunk into business travel. It'll be interesting to see how the Hipmunk brand changes once it becomes known for more than just leisure travel.

1 month ago

Millennials Aren’t as Bad as You Think — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Millennials Aren’t as Bad as You Think — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Millennials are more frugal when traveling for business than their older coworkers. Who would have thought — and who knows how long that will last?

2 months ago

Airbnb Moves Into Corporate Travel Mainstream With Concur Integration

Airbnb Moves Into Corporate Travel Mainstream With Concur Integration

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As Airbnb becomes bookable through the online booking tools of corporate travel management companies, its acceptance in corporate travel policies will likely rise as well.

3 months ago

When Corporate Goes Consumer — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

When Corporate Goes Consumer — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The race to make corporate travel more like consumer travel is heating up. This time travel management companies may really mean it.

7 months ago

Concur Enters Brazil While Betting on Biz Travel Rebound

Concur Enters Brazil While Betting on Biz Travel Rebound

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Brazil is already big for Concur, and will likely remain a strong market for business travel as its economy rebounds from a severe downturn. Hopefully, the country's political dysfunction won't get in the way of an economic recovery.

8 months ago

Concur Wants to Deliver a Consumer-Grade Experience to Business Travelers

Concur Wants to Deliver a Consumer-Grade Experience to Business Travelers

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It's a trend we write about regularly: the emergence of consumer-friendly tools in corporate travel. Concur has been making that goal a priority.

8 months ago

To Understand Personalization, Corporate Travel Looks to Consumer Travel

To Understand Personalization, Corporate Travel Looks to Consumer Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel management companies are finally looking to approach corporate travel from a more traveler-centric perspective. The pressure is on to shift to a more progressive approach to travel technology, iterating based on what travelers actually want.

8 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: Corporate Travel Tech Is in Upheaval

Travel Megatrends 2017: Corporate Travel Tech Is in Upheaval

Andrew Shievachman, Skift

Corporate travel is finally starting to learn lessons from the consumer travel space, mostly because business travelers have been trained by their leisure travel to expect robust booking tools and more control over their trips. The travel management companies that focus the most on improving their traveler-facing technology will win this battle, and improve their clients’ travel experience in the process.

9 months ago

Concur Expands Into China’s Corporate Travel Market

Concur Expands Into China’s Corporate Travel Market

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The corporate travel management arms race in China is heating up since the country's business travel market continues to surge. China, however, is an extremely complicated market with its own unique idiosyncrasies and pitfalls.

11 months ago

Small Companies Have Embraced Airbnb for Business Travel

Small Companies Have Embraced Airbnb for Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Small companies are leading the charge when it comes to using Airbnb for business travel. Lower prices when compared to hotels, and accommodations with better locations in pricy cities, have no doubt contributed to the trend.

12 months ago

Concur Buys Hipmunk to Bring Consumer Tools to Its Business Travelers

Concur Buys Hipmunk to Bring Consumer Tools to Its Business Travelers

Dennis Schaal and Jason Clampet, Skift

Six years after brashly boasting about how it would disrupt travel search, Hipmunk, which had to compete against larger players with more ample war chests, is exiting into the business travel portfolio of Concur. Hipmunk's turn toward business travel may make it more of a business-to-business play than its current consumer incarnation. As Concur's TripIt example shows, it remains to be seen how innovative Hipmunk can be given larger corporate priorities within SAP/Concur.

1 year ago