“A unanimous decision, with judges saying that KDS Neo was a step up from the conventional self-booking tool with its unified platform and with an impressive 92 per cent user satisfaction rating”
London, 24 January 2017: KDS, a global provider of integrated corporate travel management software solutions, announced that its KDS Neo solution won the coveted title of Best Self Booking Tool in the 2017 Business Travel Awards, during the ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House on 23 January.
Launched in 2013 garnering industry praise for its innovative approach and focus on the user experience, KDS Neo continues to impress. Its smart search and booking engine is capable of delivering a complete itinerary in seconds, combining air/rail, accommodation and ground transport in an intuitive, interactive, web and mobile interface that is on par with many popular consumer apps.
With business benefits such as built-in policy compliance, pre-trip approval and visibility into total cost of trip, KDS Neo delights both the business travel consumer, illustrated by above average user adoption, and travel, procurement and finance managers thanks to the flexibility, duty of care and spend control it offers.
“We’re immensely proud that KDS Neo continues to be recognised as an industry-defining tool” said Roxana Bressy, CEO of KDS. “KDS Neo combines all the features our customers expect from a self-booking tool and also sets the standard for what a complete door-to-door trip booking tool should deliver, as our industry moves into the traveller-centric era. That is what our customers have invested in and I am delighted that this award validates their choice and our vision.”
With its recent acquisition by American Express Global Business Travel, KDS Neo joins a complete, best-in-class technology and services offering, available globally.
Notes to editors:
The Business Travel Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the industry’s leading players who have performed outstandingly. The glittering gala evening is widely regarded as one of the highlights of the business travel calendar.
Each year categories are carefully chosen to reflect the range of areas and skills that lie at the heart of a successful travel organisation or department. The independent panel of judges, comprising some of the most experienced buyers in the business, leading consultants and specialist journalists, devote valuable time to review and benchmark each entry in order to identify those worthy of winning the industry’s ultimate accolades.
2017 was one of the most fiercely contested awards ceremonies in recent years, and even being shortlisted was considered a tremendous accolade.
KDS is a global provider of integrated travel technology and industry leader in complete door-to-door trip booking. For more information on KDS, visit https://www.kds.com and follow us @KDS_Innovates.
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