IHG delivers e-receipts

Business travelers using Concur(R) Travel &
Expense can enjoy the convenience of e-receipts from IHG (Intercontinental
Hotels Group) hotel properties delivered
directly into their expense reports. Concur clients also have access to
thousands of IHG properties, enabling their employees to book reservations
and participate in loyalty programs from within Concur’s online travel
booking services.

  Through Concur(R) Connect—a global program connecting suppliers from
around the world to over $35 billion of spend driven by Concur’s over 6,200
clients—IHG joins a growing list of travel suppliers that not only
provide Concur clients with broad access to travel inventory, but are also
feeding complete electronic folio data in the form of e-receipts directly
into Concur Travel & Expense. With the participation of one of the world’s
largest hotel groups, Concur Connect now provides more connections to
hotels, airlines, and rail providers than any other corporate travel
booking system.

  Concur e-receipts—exclusively available to Concur clients—are
complete electronic versions of the paper folio receipts traditionally
delivered to hotel guests upon check-out. Concur Travel & Expense
automatically captures this data—along with itinerary data entered at
the time of booking and corporate card charges incurred by the employee—
and reconciles it all within one seamless travel and expense management
process. The resulting Smart Expense(TM) is a trusted transaction that
requires no additional human intervention and is essentially approved and
ready for reimbursement. For the vast majority of these transactions, the
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their corporate cliejts and business traveler guestr,” said Rajeev Singh,
presidelt and COO of Concur. “Concur shares IHG’s commitment to providing
business travelers withcomplete and direct access to travel content along
with the innovative services they need to make their lives easier. Concur
continues to set the pace by delivering exclusive and industry-changing
innovations like e-receipts and Smart Expenses, which enable One Touch
Business Travel(TM) and help our clients drive even more costs out of their

  “IHG recognizes the unique challenges that business travelers face
today, and we continually strive to look for new and innovative ways to
make life easier for our guests,” said Jill Cady, vice president—
worldwide sales, IHG. “We are delighted that our properties are now
highlighted within Concur’s services as e-receipt enabled. Now, the
millions of business travelers using Concur’s services can quickly and
easily book their hotel reservations at any of our over 3,800 hotels,
participate in the IHG’s Priority Club Loyalty Program and of course, enjoy
all the benefits and convenience of Concur e-receipts—ensuring that
their entire business travel experience with IHG is world-class.”

  Through Concur Connect, IHG is providing Concur clients with access to
IHG hotels including InterContinental(R) Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza(R)
Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn(R) Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn
Express(R), Staybridge Suites(R), Candlewood Suites(R) and Hotel Indigo(R).
Based on open-standards, Concur Connect is a set of interfaces delivering
content from multiple distribution and supplier systems. This platform
gives clients exclusive access to services otherwise unavailable though
traditional managed travel programs.