Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Kayak Eyes Managed Corporate Travel As Its Parent Company Invests In Serko, A Potential Enabler

Meta search company Kayak as early as last year began exploring a business travel gateway to supplier sites and online travel agencies which could include…

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Posted in Distribution Payment Suppliers

TripActions Puts Its Millions To Work On Payment, Expense

At the GBTA convention in August, TripActions CEO and co-founder Ariel Cohen said with a straight face that “everybody” would be using his service in…

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Posted in Negotiating Service Suppliers

Complexity In Ground Transport Gives Rise To Outsourced Management

Longtime ground transportation tech integrator Groundspan recently created a side business out of helping clients source suppliers and keep them honest. It’s no wonder there…

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Posted in Productivity Service Suppliers

To Make A Virtual Agent, IBM Says, Put The Conversation Before The Device

IBM isn’t interested in building a booking engine, but its researchers are working to help business travelers with the post-booking trip experience. The tech giant…

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Another GBTA Chapter Is Under Investigation

The Global Business Travel Association is investigating possible accounting irregularities at its Denver-based chapter. “GBTA currently is working to understand and address concerns associated with…

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Upside’s Latest Relaunch Is Here

A few twists after The Upside Travel Company’s birth about four years ago, it’s again reintroducing itself. Now it’s positioned as a no-fee, no-contract, no-minimum,…

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As Finance Leaders Discuss Digital Transformation, Scholar Advises Companies To Shrink Administrative Departments And Pool Their Resources

New York — You hear it all the time: Business travel is an investment. Do corporations really believe that? Are they savvy enough to do…

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