KDS and Booking.com announce tie-up

Door-to-door corporate travel planning and booking platform KDS and Booking.com for Business have partnered to extend the choice of accommodation available to corporate travellers via KDS Neo.

The partnership opens up almost one million properties worldwide to KDS business travellers, enabling them to search and book their preferred accommodation within their door-to-door itinerary in KDS Neo.

Through the tool, users can search availability, view all rates – including special offers and value deals – and view detailed property and room descriptions and photos.

They can also view hotels and other accommodation near their destination or meeting on a map.

Oliver Quayle, senior vice president product, partners and marketing at KDS, said: “We’ve already seen significant uplift in hotel attachment rate using the door-to-door approach of Neo, where the hotel, flights and taxi transfers are all booked in one go as part of the itinerary.

“As travellers discover they have access to more accommodation options in a consumer format, we expect this increase to continue as they discover the tool is able to offer the broadest set of accommodation options without need for further research elsewhere.”

Ripsy Bandourian, director of product development for Booking.com for Business, added: “With one in five bookings being made for business on Booking.com, we have referenced the insights from millions of business traveller reviews to innovate our product.

“With this partnership, we’re very excited about the opportunity to share our diverse range of places to stay, including those properties especially endorsed by other business travellers, with a whole new audience of KDS Neo customers, enhancing their business travel experience.”

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