Monthly Archives: March 2016

Dinova Boosts Dining Program With Personal Points

By | March 15, 2016

Dinova’s new rewards program enables client employees to personally benefit from their companies’ dining dollars. Whereas in the dining network’s existing program their companies get rebates, individual participants also can now earn points redeemable for restaurant gift cards. American Express corporate cardholders working for Dinova clients can sign up for the myDinova program on its website. Dinova founder… Read More »

Travel Safety As Career Path

By | March 11, 2016

She’s chair of the Global Business Travel Association risk committee. She built the travel safety program at Bank of America. Now Facebook has hired her to do the same. She’s Erin Wilk, and she appears to be one of the only dedicated travel safety managers in the corporate world. Apparently Bank of America thought it was a solid approach… Read More »

AA Changes Basis For International Discounts

By | March 10, 2016

American Airlines clients wanted negotiated discounts to apply to more of their purchases. The airline is now rolling out a new corporate pricing structure for international routes that does just that. To make it so, AA is basing discounts on fare basis codes rather than booking classes. It’s not a new concept in the industry. AA already does it… Read More »

Dearth Of Agents Draws Some In Travel Management To Offshoring

By | March 8, 2016

Gant Travel Management in 2015 issued a staggering 77 percent more airline tickets than it did just three years earlier. Clearly its value proposition is winning over clients. Facing a dearth of available corporate travel agents, however, Gant’s capacity can’t keep up. So the company is exploring offshore servicing, an option once considered taboo. The practice isn’t widespread.… Read More »

Hilton Swinging For The Fences?

By | March 4, 2016

Hotel rates come in lots of flavors. They relate to room and bed types, prepayment, nonrefundability and more. Some corporate rates are static and some are discounted off fluctuating public market rates. All this is not as complicated as airline-style pricing, but it sounds like that’s what Hilton is after. Considering the hurdles, the goal may be too… Read More »

Overseas Security Advisory Council Forum Considers LGBT Traveler Mobility

By | March 1, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Along with changing attitudes, many private-sector companies now have nondiscrimination policies protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Some such employees no longer hide who they are, and many travel overseas for business. People with certain sexual orientations or gender identities may risk jail time or worse in some countries. In many more, the locals are hostile to… Read More »