SeatID Integrates Social Seating and Booking with Concur Travel
The integrated solution connects corporate travelers with their colleagues and friends who will be on the same flight, at the same hotel, and in the same destination city using social network profiles
Tel Aviv, June 18, 2014 – SeatID, a unique social seating and booking platform, today announced the integration of its Social Seating and Booking Platform with Concur® (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of spend management solutions and services. Through the power of Concur’s open platform, SeatID will help to enhance the existing business travel experience with a new set of business tools based on the users’ social media connections.
Using SeatID, corporate travelers now have the ability to better utilize their business trips by being able to meet colleagues, friends and new and interesting people on the flight, at the hotel or during their stay at the destination city. SeatID adds a social dimension to the existing online ticketing and booking process in Concur and offers a first class business tool for savvy corporate travelers and business passengers.
SeatID socializes trips by connecting travelers with colleagues, friends, and other people from their social networks, who will be on the same flight, at the same hotel, at the destination city, etc. By connecting SeatID with their Concur account, users will receive a post-booking email and periodic email updates from SeatID to let them know which of their colleagues, friends, friends of friends or people with common interests will share parts of their itinerary with them.
SeatID is an opt-in system. Travelers will only be visible to other users after they have specifically opted-in via their social network profile (e.g. Facebook and LinkedIn) and can modify visibility settings to determine just who will see them.
“Corporate travel is an important sector within the online travel industry and Concur, a leader and innovator in solutions for business travelers, is a natural partner for growth in this sector,” said Eran Savir, CEO and Co-Founder of SeatID. “The combined solution brings corporate travel to the realm of social tools and extends networking capabilities as never seen before. This opens the door for corporate travelers to network and mingle while on business trips and use their social network profile in a totally new way.”
“We are focused on creating an ecosystem of partners with innovative new products and services for our customers and their employees,” said Jigish Avalani, GM and SVP of Platform and Developer Services, for Concur. “We are thrilled to be working with SeatID to provide the best in class social capabilities, as part of our vision to provide the Perfect Business Trip.”
SeatID is an award-winning Software-as-a-Service Social Seating and Booking Platform that adds social widgets and data to ticketing and booking websites and apps allowing users to login with their social network profile to see which of their friends are on which flights, staying at which hotels, attending which concerts, etc. Such social proofing drives higher engagement and conversion.
Learn more about SeatID at www.seatid.com.
SeatID: Eran Savir | [email protected] | +1 (650) 898-0242
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