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H.I.S International Travel Pte Ltd (H.I.S), a Japanese travel agency with footprint across 67 countries and 142 cities, has partnered Amadeus to adopt its mobile-first corporate travel solution. 

The Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense, which was first launched end-2016 in Singapore, combines global content with a strong user experience and end-to-end process optimisation, in a bid to help corporations better control costs, and keep their employees engaged while travelling.

With the solution, business travellers can plan and book their trips seamlessly with access to the best available options, and easily compile and generate expense reports on their mobile devices. 

Likewise, companies are privy to an employee's travel expenses - this increases compliance with policies and streamlines financial processes. 

The solution will first be rolled out in Singapore, where H.I.S anticipates a high and growing demand for business travel management services, before introducing it in other markets across the region.

"Singapore as a business hub is where many corporations have established their regional headquarters. They have large populations of travelling employees and we see a huge opportunity to help these corporations get more out of their corporate travel programmes," said Eddie Kheng, outbound manager (Singapore market), H.I.S.

Concluded Frederic Saunier, head of corporate IT, Amadeus Asia Pacific, "Business travel will only continue to increase, as will the pressure on corporations to reduce costs, improve productivity and provide always-connectexd duty of care throughout the traveller journey. Amadeus citric Travel & Expense addresses those needs today, but will also continue to evolve so that it can meet the needs of tomorrow."