In separate announcements, Concur and Carlson Wagonlit Travel detailed enhancements to their mobile offerings.
Concur integrated TripIt for itinerary management. Business travelers can choose to sync their Concur travel plans with their TripIt account and access a consolidated itinerary from their smartphones or online, Concur says.
In addition to reservations for air, car and hotel, the TripIt itinerary also can display information about dining, meetings and activities, Concur says.
Concur acquired TripIt in January and previously outlined its integration plans.
In other tech changes, Concur rolled out Travel Expense, a solution which enables travelers to request authorization for trips and expenses prior to the trip.
"Now inforrmation flows freely between a user's travel request, online booking session, travel agent and an expense report," Concur says.
And, Concur expanded its rail content in the U.K., adding access to thetrainline.com to the Concur booking tool. Amtrak, Deutsche Bahn, SNCF and VIA rail already were accessible through the booking tool, which enables travelers to compair air and rail choices from a single screen.
And, in other developments, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, in partnership with Rearden Commerce, began to pilot a mobile solution, CWT To Go, on Blackberrys in June in the U.S.
CWT To Go enables users to access their travel itineraries from their mobile devices and check flight status, view alternate flights, choose restaurants and access weather information.
With the pilot on Blackberrys slated to get going in June, CWT says a global rollout of CWT To Go will begin in August on Blackberry, iPhone and Android platforms.
It's interesting to note that Concur and Carlson Wagonlit have embarked on their mobile paths with different strategies: Concur acquired TripIt and Carlson Wagonlit has chosen the partnership route with Rearden.