Cutting-edge technology enables companies to access Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC Smart Offer and optimize management of travel costs
COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (19-SEP-2019), the Lufthansa Group airlines announced important progress within their existing partnership with SAP Concur. The aim is to help corporate customers
access the best possible air travel options with Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS and Brussels Airlines by connecting Concur Travel via Travelfusion to Lufthansa Group airlines’ Direct NDC API. This integration is in addition to the previously announced collaboration with Concur TripLink, which enables corporate booking through Lufthansa’s website and mobile app that syncs with Concur
Travel & Expense to deliver access to all relevant Lufthansa content, corporate rates and duty of care.
SAP Concur, the leading provider of travel, expense, and invoice management solutions, offers innovative products for planning, booking and billing business trips more efficiently. Through the connection with SAP Concur, corporate customers now have the opportunity of simplifying their travel expense accounting processes and thus increasing the efficiency in their travel management.
At the same time, they will benefit from a booking channel that grants access via Concur Travel to the Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC Smart Offer. Furthermore, corporate customers who have utilized TripLink to connect their SAP Concur profile and their individual Miles & More profile can instantly profit from all services offered for their business travels such as best deal offers, customized services, integrated itineraries, as well as automated expense reports. They benefit automatically from their company’s individually agreed conditions every time they make a respective booking.
“Both SAP Concur and we are committed to delivering innovative travel solutions. With our combined technology and the direct interface via Concur Travel to all Lufthansa Group airlines and Concur TripLink to lufthansa.com we believe in our joint ability to enhance the end-to-end experience of our product innovations for all partners in the value chain,” said Xavier Lagardère, Head of Distribution Lufthansa Group Hub Airlines.
“Our clients have been vocal about accessing Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC Smart Offer” said Charlie Sultan, Senior Vice President of Global Supplier and Content Strategy at SAP Concur. “We are excited to make two options available to access NDC Smart Offers when booking their corporate travel. Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC content is now available directly in the booking tool. And planned as of next month, customers who book their corporate travel directly on the Lufthansa website and utilize Concur TripLink will be able to see NDC Smart Offer, obtain any corporate negotiated benefits, and still have all of the information flow back directly into Concur Travel & Expense.”
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Source: Lufthansa Group