Articles tagged “open booking”

SAP’s Concur Says It Continued to Invest in Travel Tech Startups

SAP’s Concur Says It Continued to Invest in Travel Tech Startups

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Concur officials are saying all the right things about the future of the company under SAP ownership. Sometimes acquisitions don't turn out exactly as one or both of the parties intended, so we'll just have to wait and see how it all turns out.

5 years ago

Rogue Business Travelers Are Misguided, Amex Partner Says

Rogue Business Travelers Are Misguided, Amex Partner Says

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's getting late very early for companies that fell way behind travel technology trends and now label road warriors who want to book their trips using modern tools as "misguided."

5 years ago

The Business Trip of the Future Will Be Personalized Says Concur CEO

The Business Trip of the Future Will Be Personalized Says Concur CEO

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Five years from now some of the personalized perks that Concur CEO Steve Singh envisions as part of the perfect trip will be taken for granted and second nature. We like our eggs scrambled, no cheese.

5 years ago

Concur Is Losing Money Along the Way to Reworking Corporate Travel

Concur Is Losing Money Along the Way to Reworking Corporate Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With 1,000 customers signed up for its open-booking platform, and 5,000 new clients enrolled in all its products over the last year, Concur is getting increasingly mainstream in the corporate travel industry. That's a challenge for establishment companies such as American Express, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and BCD, which must pay heed to the insurgent.

5 years ago

Concur Rebrands Booking Product Aimed at Rogue Business Travelers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Concur has faced intense pushback from the business travel establishment to its open booking initiative. Rebranding it as TripLink is a small bow to that opposition, but the essentials of the program remain the same.

6 years ago

The Coming Death of Business Travel As We Know It

The Coming Death of Business Travel As We Know It

Dennis Schaal, Skift

American Express, other mega travel agencies and their corporate clients aren't going to be able to put the genie back in the bottle with badges and leader boards. There is a lot of turf-protection going on here.

6 years ago