American Express Global Business Travel during the fourth quarter created a unit called Partner Solutions to bring its relationships with other travel agencies "under one banner." It's well known that to serve multinational accounts, GBT partners with agencies in countries where it does not own operations. The GBT Partner Solutions staff also is approaching regional travel management companies in the United States.
Rajiv Ahluwalia, the company's Hong Kong-based SVP for partner solutions and supply marketplace, runs the group and reports to GBT chief revenue officer Mike Qualantone. GPS recently hired at least two U . . .