is to launch KDS Express, a comprehensive, yet easy to use solution, that enables mid-sized businesses to take advantage of the power of online travel purchasing.
KDS Express provides companies the opportunity to better control and manage travel costs and preferred suppliers while delivering 24/7 service to business travelers. Expense control is one of the biggest challenges for corporations in today`s economy. Travel & Entertainment (T&E) is a corporation`s second highest expense, totaling 20-25 percent of its indirect spending. Meanwhile, 20 percent of corporate trips are booked online today. Moreover, according to PhoCusWright
, travel e-commerce is showing the strongest growth on the Internet market.
KDS Express is a packaged solution ensuring a quick ROI due to a fast track implementation process and the tool`s ease of use. KDS Express provides travelers and travel managers a variety of advanced features for efficient business travel management and purchasing. These features include pre-trip approval, online booking and post-trip reporting, as well as integration of travel policy, preferred suppliers and profiles in the system.
KDS Express is accessible through any Internet browser, enabling business travelers and travel arrangers to plan and make air, train, hotel and/or car reservation in a few simple clicks. Thanks to a smart and powerful fare-quote engine, KDS Express delivers the best pricing information. It also supports management efforts by enforcing travel policies and integrating preferred suppliers.
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