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Content is key

Marie Ligier | April 6, 2018

Business travel. Two words, two worlds.

If travel is all about content choice, business is all about integration.

Breaking down the end-to-end process, travel is more than a train ticket and a hotel night.  Travellers need all sorts of products and services during their trip: taxi, car rental, chauffeured car, public transportation, flights, trains, hotels, apartments… For all these components, the choice of options is larger than ever. There are hundreds of sites and apps with great technology to book all these trip elements, which we are familiar with in our personal lives.

The requirements for business travel are more complex and extensive than we ever need to consider in personal travel.  In business travel we need visibility, control, we need to keep travellers safe and compliant… The list goes on.  Having dispersed content on multiple sites ultimately reduces productivity and traveller satisfaction. It can also represent a head ache for travel managers trying to keep employees in policy and using negotiated rates and for finance who are trying to keep track of business travel spend and process expenses.

Surely the best solution is to provide your business travellers with a tool that offers them a simple, quick booking process with flexibility and choice in terms of the elements they need across the trip? This requires fully integrated content.

1 Search. 1 Screen. 1 Click.

KDS Neo brings together your entire end to end trip requirements into one single interface. All. Content. One. Interface. This offers control for the business: preferred suppliers, negotiated rates availability, extensive flexibility of configuration… but also traveller choice.

Over the past 12 months our flexible and open technology has enabled a wealth of content, available directly and fully bookable through KDS Neo.  We work closely with the entire supplier eco-system to offer KDS Neo clients the best choice on the market.  We’ve integrated content from:

  • Addison Lee
  • Booking.com
  • G7
  • Heathrow Express
  • Mozio
  • Snapcar
  • Sixt My Driver
  • TBR Global

More content will be integrated in the coming months following some exciting new partnerships including Allocab and le Cab.

In many cases switching on this content is simple and quickly opens up further choice in a controlled programme. If you’re a customer and interested in switching on additional content in KDS Neo, please contact your Service Manager.

If you are not yet a customer but are interested in KDS technologies and integrations capabilities, contact us.