Travel technology provider Amadeus and business advisory firm KPMG (UK) have announced a collaboration aimed at bringing business travel and global compliance together.
Through a combined technological offering, the companies will enable clients and their employees to book their business travel and receive immigration, tax and regulatory assessments and assistance throughout the journey.
Companies using both Amadeus and KPMG business travel technology can elect to have their employee travel data sent directly by Amadeus Cytric Travel & Expense to KPMG Link Business Traveller for assessment. The latter system can then identify requirements at the point of booking or trip planning, triggering the next steps to ensure compliance with the necessary requirements ahead of their trip.
The integration will provide access to global travel content along with help to comply with visa, work permit, A1, EU Posted Worker, tax reporting, permanent establishment compliance and more.
Marc Burrows, partner and KPMG’s head of global mobility services, commented: “The frequency of business travel continues to grow and at the same time, business travellers and their employers face ever-increasing compliance from global authorities. This is about bringing together travel management technologies to provide a more integrated, cost-effective service for companies, as well as ensuring the best possible data is used for compliance, analysis and reporting.”
Amadeus’s executive VP, corporations, travel channels Angel Gallego, added: “At Amadeus, we constantly look for opportunities to take friction out of travel. With business travel on the rise, it’s more important than ever for us to continue working with our 16,000-plus corporate customers to power smarter business travel and expense.
“By working with KPMG we will address a pain point for corporate travellers worldwide. Compliance is an important part of business travel and our offering will allow both travel managers and people under the human resources department to have full control over their travel plans and spend, ensuring that the benefits of business travel can be maximised, both for the corporation and the traveller.”
The integration is now being implemented for joint Amadeus and KPMG customers.