Hipmunk, TripLink Moves Revive TMC ‘Friend Or Foe’ Questions About Concur

Some travel management company sources are concerned about competition from SAP Concur's Hipmunk-powered small-business offering. A new TripLink-related requirement for Concur's preferred partners is irksome to others. It's just another day in the alliance, ever uneasy for some, between Concur and TMCs.

Whether they're resellers or preferred partners, certain TMCs have worried about the tech company's moves in travel since its acquisitions years ago of self-booking, mid-office and data reporting automation.

Commenting on the condition of anonymity to preserve their relationships . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.