Concur connects in China, Sabre upgrades virtual air payments, and more…


This is a roundup for product news and announcements for travel systems in tourism and hospitality for December 2016.

Monday 5 December 2016:

Concur taps family for China expansion

  • China DataCom, a joint venture between Concur-owner SAP and China Communications Services Corporation, will become a sttategic partner to push travel expense management software to multi-national Chinese companies. Companies such as Ctrip and Didi are already customers of Concur in China.

Thursday 1 December 2016:

Sabre upgrades payments into Red

  • Partner service Conferma and Sabre will now allow virtual payments to be made for air tickets through the Sabre Red Workspace. The process allows agents to set credit limits, apply date restrictions and define merchant categories.

Road Scholar picks Open Destinations

  • Open Destinations will provide the US-based educational travel service with its Travel Studio platform. The platform includes the ability to manage dynamic packaging, contracts and access to APIs from third party systems for content, sich as Expedia, Miki Travel and Travalco.

NB: Travel systems image via Shutterstock.

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