American Express Global Business Travel To Buy 30SecondsToFly

American Express Global Business Travel is nearing an agreement to acquire 30SecondsToFly, a chatbot-maker serving travel management companies.

The 30SecondsToFly engineering team would join the Paris development shop that GBT obtained in its deal four years ago for travel and expense system provider KDS. Its product folks would report to GBT's EVP for product and strategy, Evan Konwiser.

In response to industry chatter and queries from The Company Dime, GBT CEO Paul Abbott confirmed the talks during a Monday morning phone interview. A GBT spokesperson said the companies expected the deal . . .

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Jay Campbell

Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.
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