Travel TechnologyNew venture helps companies with business travel

‘Kayak on steroids’ targets business travellers

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LONDON - A new platform for business travellers being introduced by the travel search site Kayak is designed to help travel managers to plan and manage corporate journeys by providing an efficient – and free - approval process.

Our team needed a better way to plan business travel for our own employees. And there wasn’t anything on the market, so we built it.

The company says the new portal, called Kayak for Business, gives those organising travel access to corporate fares and helps to ensure bookings are within policy.

A spokesman said, “Our team needed a better way to plan business travel for our own employees. And there wasn’t anything on the market, so we built it.”

Early users are predicted to be small- to mid-sized businesses, with the company describing the platform as “Kayak on steroids”.

The launch will be in North America with a global rollout to follow.

A spokesman said the new service would operate like Kayak, showing users a comprehensive picture of their travel options in one place, but would have added features for business travellers, including the ability for travel managers to inset company travel policies into their search.

More information about the new venture is due to be released by Kayak before the planned launch date later this month. The company is meanwhile compiling a waitlist of interested companies seeking early access.


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