"Hipmunk Business Class simplifies communication by letting a travel manager save and e-mail potential flight and hotel bookings right from the search results. The product also minimizes toggling between multiple calendars by being integrated with Outlook and Google calendars.
Already scheduled meetings and events are shown side-by-side with flight and hotel results, helping travel managers see which flights conflict with meetings and the proximity of hotels to meetings or conventions."
Hipmunk Business Class kostet 10 US-Dollar pro Monat für das erste Jahr, mit einer kostenfreien Probeperiode von zwei Monaten.
Der entscheidende Unterschied ist der Buchungsverlauf, welcher Hipmunk Business Class attraktiv für Assistenten macht:
"Now, Hipmunk has streamlined that process — you can automatically create an email listing any of the flights that you want to include, and the recipient can hit an “approve” button from directly within that email to make their selection. Once they do, their assistant (or whoever) gets a notification that takes them directly to the right flight on the Hipmunk site."
Insgesamt ist Hipmunk Business Class ein guter Anfang, um die Buchung von Geschäftsreisen zu vereinfachen. skift:
["David LeCompte, CEO von Short’s Travel Management] notes that the tool has no corporate travel policy or ticket-tracking capabilities, but does address some “pain points.”
Other than fare-drop tracker Yapta, which is transitioning to address business travel, it is rare and “kind of neat” to see a metasearch site target the corporate market, LeCompte says.
He sees value in Hipmunk’s Outlook integration for scheduling, but notes that few businesses make use of Google Calendar, which is also part of the Business Class service."
"Today rival Concur previewed Open Booking, its tool for helping businesses handle travel not managed by corporate travel tools.
Integrated with TripIt, Concur Open Booking includes hotel recommendations based on the traveler’s past trips and preferences in accordance with his or her company’s travel policy."