First, as reported, Travelport buys Sprice and picks up some hotel content, and now Concur has entered into two agreements in which it gains access to an additional 460,000 properties (assuming there is no content overlap in Concur’s two deals.)
Concur, which offers travel and expense, and a corporate-booking solutions, plans to integrate 210,000 hotels from hotel.info, which is the international brand of hotel.de AG, with offices in Germany, the U.K., France, Italy, Spain and China.
The integration of Concur and hotel.info means corporate travelers will have access both to negotiated rates from their companies’ travel programs as well as rates from hotel.info’s roster of independent hotels and small chains, making for wide choice.
HRS, headquartered in Cologne, claims to be the largest online provider of non-GDS hotel inventory.
Concur says corporate clients can take advantage of HRS corporate discounts of up to 30% at some 18,000 partners hotels globally.