Young Travel Manager Winner of the KDS iPad

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Leading travel and expense (T&E) management solution provider KDS congratulates the winner of its iPad competition : Marie Cobac, a participant in the Around the World in 80 Hours program from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE).

In July 2012, KDS launched a competition asking participants to share a business travel story or anecdote via the KDS Facebook page. Stories told ranged from travel date confusion to having passengers stuck in a corridor whilst exiting their plane and KDS would like to thanks all those participants that have told their funny stories all of which illustrate the unexpected things that can happen during a business trip.

Soon to graduate from the ESCAET, Marie is involved with the ‘Around the world in 80 hours’ program developed by ACTE, and already the programs participants have discovered travel and expense management in Beijing, Sydney and Delhi. “Having worked as a travel buyer in several companies, this training allows me to gain additional knowledge of travel management,” says Marie Cobac. “What’s more, this program is a good way to understand business travelers themselves, their expectations and possibly to help find the balance between the traveller’s needs and the savings expected by the company.”

Mobile Technologies are part of today’s business travel and travel management professionals have to adjust their strategies accordingly. KDS offers a mobile version of its travel and expense tool, with the KDS Mobile application. Due to the increasing use of digital tablets by business travellers, this tool has become indispensable. During KDS Now 2013 (the annual travel and expense conference) KDS will launch officially the tablet app introduced last year: Neo, a door-to-door booking tool in a few clicks and in one minute.

“The iPad has already been established as the next mobile device of choice by today’s modern business traveller and so we are happy to offer this prize to this young travel manager,” says Stanislas Berteloot, Marketing Director at KDS.

If you would like more information about the Around the World in 80 Hours program, please visit the ACTE website or contact Amber Kelleher, Manager Global Education(akelleher(at)acte(dot)org) at the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE).

About KDS
KDS ( is a leading international provider of Travel & Expense (T&E) management systems for private and public sector organisations. The KDS unified Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based technology addresses the full range of T&E requirements, from travel policy definition and enforcement, and the online self-booking of travel, through to automated travel expense processing and invoice reconciliation. With each stage handled seamlessly by the KDS fully-integrated technology, clients achieve significant efficiencies and cost-savings. KDS offers the most extensive back-end connectivity to financial service and travel providers (airline, car, rail and hotel) in the industry, ensuring optimised pricing and up-to-the-minute inventory control.

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