TripLink Integration Delivers Convenience to Business Travelers
Los Angeles, Calif., 2014-7-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Concur, the world’s leading provider of spend management solutions and services, today announced TripLink integration with Starwood is now live and available to joint customers. One of the world’s leading hotel and leisure companies, Starwood, is just the latest brand to join Concur’s growing platform to streamline expenses and improve business travel. Concur’s TripLink Platform delivers convenience to business travelers and a new level of spend management visibility and duty of care to companies.
“Concur is excited to be partnering with Starwood and expanding the platform to create more visibility for corporate managers,” said Tim MacDonald, executive vice president at Concur. “The ability to realize corporate discounts, monitor policy compliance, fulfill duty of care responsibilities, and report on bookings made directly with Starwood fundamentally increases the value of today’s corporate travel management program.”
This new partnership represents continued momentum for the expanding list of suppliers joining the Concur platform to connect the dots and get closer to The Perfect Trip. The integration enables Concur users to seamlessly record reservation expenses in Concur through the use of the Starwood App while still having the ability to book with travel points and SPG cards. Other benefits include the ability to book directly with any Starwood brand, receive their company’s corporate rate and have their expense reports automatically pre-populated in Concur.
“We are thrilled to announce that our partnership with Concur TripLink is live, offering a seamless travel management solution for our customers,” said Alice Harrington-Caravello, Vice President, Global Corporate Sales at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “Connecting SPG and Concur accounts gives our customers increased booking flexibility through our branded sites and SPG.com, assurance that they are receiving the best rates, and provides an improved overall travel experience.”
The Starwood TripLink integration will be demonstrated at GBTA on Monday, July 28th, giving customers ability to see the full potential of this new partnership.
Concur is the leading provider of spend management solutions and services in the world, helping companies of all sizes transform the way they manage spend so they can focus on what matters most. Through Concur’s open platform, the entire travel and expense ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and developers can 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 about how to reach 25 million business travelers with the Concur Platform and pitch your solution for $100,000 in funding at The Perfect Trip DevCon 2014, www.concur.com or the Concur blog.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries, and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.