Business travel policy compliance and duty of care efforts are due to be strengthened through a tie-in between sister carriers British Airways and Iberia with Concur Triplink.
The partnership will enable mutual customers to capture business travel bookings being made directly on the two airlines’ channels via TripLink.
TripLink claims to be the first solution of its kind to extend the benefits of a managed travel programme to direct supplier bookings.
Mike Eberhard, president of travel and expense management solutions firm Concur, said: “Duty of care responsibilities are greater than ever for companies today.
“Knowing where employees are and having the ability to reach them is a key priority for many businesses.
“By integrating Concur TripLink with UKs and Spain’s leading global premium airlines, we are now able to solve a massive duty of care challenge for our customers on a global scale.”
BA chief commercial officer Adam Daniels said: “In today’s fast-paced mobile and data-driven world, it is more important than ever before for companies to oversee their employees’ travel bookings and expenses.
“By integrating with TripLink we are offering this capability to a wide range of companies, regardless of how they book.”
His Iberia counterpart Marco Sansavini added: “By partnering with Concur, we’re helping bring Iberia’s bookings into view.
“Now corporate customers can properly reach their travellers, better control costs and – most importantly – fulfil their duty of care to employees.”