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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Tony Bonanno Tony Bonanno, President of Groundspan Ground transportation automation and management platform Groundspan announced a new technology partnership with global, national, and regional chauffeured transportation companies to support Concur Travel clients that do not have their own preferred ground transportation suppliers.

Concur, a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, can now offer global ground programs to all customers regardless of size or transaction volume, and Concur clients can now book executive car/black cars, sedans, vans, and SUVs in cities across the globe even if they don't have their own preferred ground transportation relationships or negotiated rates.

"Many corporate travelers are booking with TNCs because of the lack of alternative technologies in the ground transportation space and no defined preferred vendor program within their company.  Groundspan's vendor partners coupled with our booking tools through Concur, travel agencies and now our neutral mobile applications give these travelers a credible, secure booking option,” says Tony Bonanno, president of Groundspan. 

The announcement comes on the heels of an earlier press release this month about a partnership with Virgin Atlantic. Groundspan reported that its global ground transportation automation and management tools will be used exclusively by Virgin Atlantic to book chauffeur cars for their Upper Class customers.

Groundspan reports that leading operators such as Dav El/BostonCoach, Carey International, EmpireCLS, Flyte Tyme Worldwide, and TriStar Worldwide will participate in this program and leverage their existing connectivity.

"With the success we are having with Groundspan, this offering is a natural progression of our relationship.  With the Preferred Partner Program, companies can connect with vendors in every major market around the globe," says Charlie Sultan, SVP of Supplier Management at Concur.  "Now all of our clients have the ability to book chauffeured ground transportation services real-time from leading ground transportation providers, without an agreement or corporate negotiated rates.  This allows corporations to quickly build a global program with minimal effort."

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