BCD clients who use the online booking tool, Concur Travel, will soon be able to choose from a greater range of hotel options. Thanks to a new integration with Concur Travel utilizing a proprietary Concur Hotel application programming interface, travelers using Concur’s OBT will have access to the same booking choices already available to those who book hotels using a BCD agent or BCD’s traveler engagement platform: the TripSource® app and website.
In addition to helping ensure that travelers can find the hotel accommodations they expect when traveling on business, the integration will also help fix the problem of inconsistent content across booking channels. The integration will allow BCD’s clients – travelers and travel arrangers – to book BCD Travel hotel rooms and rates across all of its content providers.
“Travelers should have access to the same rooms and rates whether they’re booking through an agent, their online booking tool or their mobile device,” said Yannis Karmis, BCD Travel SVP, Product Planning & Development. “Our integration with Concur Travel reflects our progress in meeting that marketplace expectation.”
BCD and Concur are launching the integration with a pilot group of users and will broadly roll out the new hotel offering to Concur Travel clients in 2018. BCD Travel’s DecisionSource® reporting and analytics platform will capture traveler data, ensuring accessibility to important business trip information.