18 NOVEMBER 2019
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A new free platform for business travellers is being introduced by the travel search site Kayak designed to help staff to plan and manage corporate journeys by providing a streamlined approval process.
The company says the new portal, called Kayak for Business, gives those organising travel access to corporate fares and helps to ensure bookings are within policy. A spokesman said: “Our team needed a better way to plan business travel, so we built one.”
Early users are predicted to be small- to mid-sized businesses, but Kayak noted there was “nothing structural that would stop a larger company using the service as well”.
A spokesman said the new service would operate like Kayak, showing users a comprehensive picture of their travel options in one place, but would have added features for business travellers.
Kayak for Business is following the path of similar travel management start-ups including Lola, whose co-founder and chief technology officer Paul English was the co-founder of Kayak.
More information about the new venture is due to be released by Kayak before the planned launch date later this month, but the company is meanwhile compiling a waitlist of interested companies seeking early access.
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