Deem Signs Multi-year Reseller Partnership With Kintetsu
Top travel agency offers customers enhanced booking experience with Deem’s Intelligent Attach
San Francisco, Calif., October 31, 2017 – Deem, a leading mobile and cloud technology provider for the business travel industry, and Kintetsu International Express (USA) Inc. (KIE), a Travel Weekly Top 50 travel agency and provider of travel services to the corporate travel industry, announced they have entered a strategic partnership. Under the agreement, KIE will resell Deem’s business travel management solutions to KIE customers, including Intelligent Attach.
“KIE is a global travel agency with years of experience providing exceptional service to its customers,” said John F. Rizzo, President and Chief Operating Officer, Deem. “Now with Intelligent Attach, KIE can enhance that service offering and bring it to a new level.”
“We’re excited to join with Deem and use Intelligent Attach to grow our hotel business, especially in the Japanese market,” said Norio Kawakami, Acting Manager, KIE . “We see great potential in this technology and we’re eager to deploy the solution and bring our customers on board.”
KIE is one of the top full service travel agencies in the world, with more than 350 branches worldwide and annual sales revenue in the billions. It opened operations in the U.S. in 1965 with its first office in San Francisco. It now has branches across the U.S. with more than 150 employees.
Under the agreement, KIE will resell Deem’s Work Fource travel booking and management tools for business travelers and corporate travel managers, as well as Deem’s Ground Work car service booking tool. Deem’s integrated Intelligent Attach solution will provide an enhanced experience for business travelers and travel managers – keeping travelers in channel and helping decrease the costs of untracked spend.
Millions of travelers using Deem-powered booking tools, such as Work Fource, can book and manage end-to-end travel itineraries that align with their preferences and corporate policies. With advanced Intelligent Attach technology, the software automatically recommends hotel and car service options matched to travelers’ preferences, behavior and corporate policies.
About Kintetsu International Express (USA) Inc. www.kintetsu.com
Kintetsu International Express (USA) Inc. (KIE) is one of the largest travel management companies in the world, maintaining a full service global agency, with branches in the U.S. and Japan. KIE is ranked #41 of all US travel agencies, by Travel Weekly Magazine and their annual 2017 POWER LIST. KIE is a leader in travel management, with expertise founded on vast experiences, global network resources and innovative solutions. KIE offers the latest technological tools and high touch services business travelers need most. Kintetsu maintains six offices in the United States and more than 272 others around the globe, including Japan.