Press Releases

14. April 2021

14. April 2021

HRS Acquires Itelya

In an age of digital transformation and comprehensive data visibility, managed travel has largely lagged behind. With the goal of helping companies fully capture and control lodging costs from all segments – including transient, meetings and groups, and extended stay – HRS has built a unique ecosystem that enables global payment, invisible and audited invoice management, and automated VAT reclaim for global programs. HRS’ acquisition of Itelya, the world’s leading travel invoice management services provider, emphasizes HRS’ standing as the most traveler-centric lodging leader and a true financial technology provider.

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1. September 2020

HRS and Radisson Hotels Extend Partnership to Enhance Distribution Efficiency and Awareness of New Hygiene Protocols for Business Travelers

Cologne, Germany & Brussels, Belgium – 2 September, 2020 HRS, the leading global corporate lodging platform, extended its strategic partnership with Radisson Hotel Group. As corporate hospitality starts to rebound from the stark drop in volume due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this relationship benefits companies and the re-opening of Radisson properties on multiple continents.

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13. August 2020

HRS and SAP Concur Sign Strategic 5-Year Deal; Agreement Offers Pioneering Technologies and Hotel Savings for Corporations

COLOGNE, GERMANY 13 August 2020 – HRS, the leading corporate lodging platform, announced the signing of a five-year extension of its SAP Concur partnership. SAP Concur is the world’s leading brand for integrated travel, expense, and invoice management solutions. The agreement builds off a groundbreaking decade of delivering managed travel savings to corporations via three primary elements: continuously innovative services, superior payment and invoice reconciliation tools, and broad but targeted content options that meet the evolving requirements of modern hotel programs.

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22. June 2020

HRS and SGS Establish New Hygiene Protocol for Global Hotel Industry

The Clean & Safe Protocol Sets a Clear Standard, Enabling Hotels to Showcase Their Enhancements to Guest Health Protection for Corporate Procurement and Booking Activities

HRS, the leading global corporate lodging platform, and SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, introduced a new cleanliness-focused program for the hotel industry today. The Clean & Safe Protocol provides corporations and hoteliers with a well-defined standard at a time when property hygiene is the leading factor as corporations plan to send business travelers back on the road.

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6. June 2020

State of California Saves Taxpayer Dollars via Streamlined COVID-19 Hotel Sourcing and Payment Solution from HRS

California was the first U.S. state to issue shelter at home orders in March, and quickly followed with guidelines on group gatherings to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak. These and other bold initiatives, including the rapid deployment of healthcare workers, first responders and other relief personnel to hotspot locations, have slowed the pace of the virus. Now leading on the cost-containment front, California is working with HRS to make the process of sourcing, booking and paying for hotels for healthcare workers seamless.

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21. May 2020

Majority of Corporate Travel Programs to Seek Lower Hotel Rates as COVID-19 Restrictions are Lifted

HRS, the leading hotel solutions provider in business travel, today announced the results of its most recent Flash Survey of corporate travel program managers and procurement executives. The global survey, which ran from April 30 through May 4, gives the industry guidance on the delicate balance between hotel suppliers and managed travel programs as the business travel ecosystem looks towards recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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