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Expense management technology firm Conferma has revealed enhancements to its Hotel Booker product.
The online booking platform is used by corporates and travel management companies (TMCs) to make hotel bookings within travel policies.
The improvements to the system will increase speed and booking functionality, said the company.
Hotel Booker, which displays GDS (a database of hotel rates), non-GDS, low-cost and direct connect wholesale internet rates, will now offers users the ability to create bookings based on past selections.
These will include last booked traveller, contact or hotel details enabling bookers to choose, book and confirm a room booking in three clicks.
Other new aspects include the ability to amend bookings online and to add bookings made through Hotel Booker to previously created GDS bookings.
TMCs using can now integrate all traveller details into a single booking record and produce a single confirmation for clients.
70,000 photographs have also been added to enhance the user experience, said Conferma.
Rebecca Bothamley, online team leader at travel management company FCM Travel, said: "We really like the fact that we can now manage multi-travellers in a single booking and can conduct searches either by hotel, traveller name or contact details.
"The new hotel images, details of facilities and locations are also very useful in enhancing the service we provide to our customers."
Simon Barker, Conferma's chief executive, said: "We believe Hotel Booker, with its database in excess of 150,000 hotels worldwide, is a valuable tool for both TMCs and corporates giving travellers a wide range of properties at every possible price point."