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As Tripbam Spins Up Hotel Sourcing Service, Chains Oppose Getting Cut Out

Corporate customers constantly reshopping rates is bad for hotels, but so long as properties publish lower rates, revenue managers have little recourse. It didn’t matter…

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Client Fees As A Percentage Of The Airfare? National Travel Is Trying It

National Travel’s Ted Lawson has read the industry headlines and considered the arguments. His 40-plus years in travel management (after seven in air travel and…

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Walmart Seeks Patent On Corporate Travel Contract Optimization

When you’re a big corporation, you can get nice volume discounts. When you’re the biggest, you get to reinvent how they’re used. Walmart seems to…

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TAMS Seeks Non-Profit Status At Turbulent Time For Industry Associations

It should have been a year in which corporate travel’s non-profits rose to the occasion to help a wrecked profession. Instead, ACTE is dead, and…

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Adelman’s Self-Service Pre-Trip Approvals System Allows On-The-Fly Modifications

Adelman Travel Group built what it considers a first-of-its-kind self-service travel authorization tool. Called Hot Spot Approvals, the proprietary technology allows clients to assign approvers…

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How To Make Rational Decisions In The Face Of Uncertainty

By Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, creator of the AREA Method, a decision-making system for individuals, companies and nonprofits to solve complex problems. This article is republished…

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Airfare Consolidator Mondee Acquires Rocketrip

Seven-year-old Rocketrip has a new home. The company that popularized incentive programs to encourage travelers to beat benchmark trip costs now is part of Mondee…

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