KDS, Airbus in biz travel focus

KDS will today join with its customer Airbus in a presentation at The Business Travel Conference in the UK.  At the conference, being held at the Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow Airport, the companies will take part in a seminar on Managing Travel Expenses and discuss how online solution providers such as KDS enable businesses to achieve major efficiencies and savings in their expense processing.

KDS will be represented in the seminar by Matthew Frost, KDS’ UK sales director, who will deliver the company’s insights on best practice based upon its position as a leading, independent expense solution provider.  Speaking on behalf of Airbus will be Geoff Allwright, UK travel manager.

Airbus, Europe’s leading passenger aircraft manufacturer, recently completed its organisation-wide rollout of u.go, its KDS-powered travel reservation system, which in only 18 months has delivered a return on investment of more than 200 percent.  U.go manages an average of 4,000 bookings per week for over 60,000 employees and subcontractors, making it the busiest-ever application of KDS’ on-demand travel technology.  The system integrates KDS’ travel management technology with Airbus’ expense processing systems to create a seamless travel solution.

Matthew Frost says, “Companies can achieve tremendous efficiencies and savings by managing their travel expenses online, particularly as part of an integrated travel and expense solution. However, success depends on starting with a clear strategy and employing sound project management throughout the implementation and roll-out. Airbus is a great case study of what can be achieved so today’s session should be invaluable for any business contemplating a move online.”