Tired of toggling between tabs to align your business travel with your calendar? There should be an easier way to coordinate your meetings and the means to get to said meetings, right? We agree. That’s why Concur Hipmunk has developed a calendar integration tool, compatible with Google and Office 365 calendars. Once synced, business travelers can see their meetings within the flight search results timeline and book a hotel near their meetings thanks to a personalized map view.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Sync your preferred calendar with Concur Hipmunk. To do so, log in to your Concur Hipmunk account via desktop. Then, scroll down to Find the Best Option. There you’ll see an orange Link My Calendar button. Click the button to link your calendar.
You can also sync your calendar via account settings. Click your name in the top right corner of the page and choose Account Settings, then Calendar Integration.
Step 2a: Conduct a flight search as you normally would. Now that your calendar is synced, your meetings will appear as columns within the flight schedule (as seen below). You can adjust your time sliders so that you only see flights that fit your schedule. Flight options on the left will repopulate, narrowing down your options and helping you to book flights that get you in on time for your meetings—and maybe even get home in time for dinner, too.
Step 2b: Conduct a hotel search as you normally would. As seen below, your synced calendar appointments will show up as pins on the map along with your hotel search results—making it easy to see which hotels are closest to your scheduled meetings.
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