UK agency Capita Travel and Events has announced it is to enter a partnership with Concur, an SAP company and a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions.
Mutual customers will benefit from Capita Travel and Events’ specialist hotel and rail proposition, being fully integrated within the cloud-based mobile and online booking solutions from Concur.
The agency says the partnership underpins a wider Capita Travel and Events strategy of smarter working.
James Parkhouse, CEO, Capita Travel and Events (pictured), said: “The partnership with Concur puts us in a unique position to address some significant market gaps. Our specialist hotel pricing, including non-GDS content, will be available within a great online booking technology, giving UK centric businesses, large and small, an uncompromised travel solution for the future. This partnership addresses the growing trends of mobile booking, non-GDS content reliance, and an emphasis on the sharing economy. The user experience is market leading and this will further boost online booking levels, ensuring greater price and policy compliance. It also enhances our focus on delivering relevant expense system interfaces for our customers.”
Trevor Elswood, chief commercial officer at Capita Travel and Events said: “Our specialist expertise and Concur’s technology leadership will allow us to address market gaps that are becoming apparent as supplier distribution grows in complexity, and as travellers demand intuitive booking experiences alongside mobile accessed on-trip itineraries.
“The partnership with Concur sits within a wider Capita Travel and Events strategy that will see a significant shift in how we shall lead our sector in realising the opportunity of smarter working. This strategic programme will be launched at the Business Travel Show and is set to revolutionise the way organisations approach travel and meetings.”