KDS, an international provider of travel and expense (T&E) management solutions, and AirPlus, a provider of business payment solutions, have signed a commercial partnership in France and the UK to provide corporations with a global payment solution and a joint T&E offering.
Expenses represent 50% of the total cost of the trip. By combining the unified T&E solution of KDS together with the benefits of the Airplus lodge card and other payment solutions, both companies are now in a unique position to successfully fulfil European companies travel management needs.
“Increasingly corporations are looking for global solutions which integrate fully within their own ecosystems, their payment solutions and their business travel options at lower costs and for the expense management solution to link with an MIS,” said Hubert Martin, director global business development. “This new partnership is already receiving praise from within the industry, KDS provides the solution to manage travel bookings (on line and on mobile) and the automated expense management solution (on line, off line and on mobile) while Airplus provides lodge cards, corporate cards and MIS [management information system] solutions.”
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