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CWT Takes Controlling Stake In China Joint Venture And Builds Proprietary, Locally Hosted Booking Tech

Industry consultants said CWT’s investment of millions of dollars into new products in China and the acquisition of a controlling stake in its joint venture…

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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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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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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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Sabre: Concur Is Wrong About Compatibility For New Hotel Content

As Sabre began this summer to bring a new lodging program to corporate travel agencies and intermediaries, implementation wasn’t expected to be easy. SAP Concur…

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Tony D’Astolfo On Witnessing, And Possibly Enabling, The Demise Of The Managed Travel Program

Serko’s Tony D’Astolfo channels his inner Col. Jessep to ask if the travel management profession can handle the truth about self-inflicted wounds. I was watching…

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Op Ed: Tony O’Connor On The Window Of Opportunity For A Better Travel Supply Chain

Consultant, auditor and GBTA-Australia & New Zealand director Tony O’Connor discusses how TMCs, online booking tools and travel buyers should work together to make corporate…

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