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Managing Unused Airline Tickets When Cash Is King

Strapped for cash and facing volumes of canceled itineraries no one modeled, carriers are offering incentives to those willing to reuse credit rather than request…

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Trondent Tries To Improve Pre-Trip Approval

One view of pre-trip approval is that it’s a critical tool for controlling travel spending and employee movements. Another says it’s red tape. Some see…

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Startup Flightfox Claims ‘New Standard’ In Corporate Travel, But Operates Under A Different Set Of Rules

If your travel management company isn’t ARC-accredited and doesn’t use a global distribution system, is it not a TMC? According to Flightfox co-founder Todd Sullivan,…

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ARC Creates Model For Determining Marketshare Goals In Corporate Airline Deals

ARC is building a model to help assess the proportion of passengers in a given market that should fly on each airline based on prevailing…

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Coupa Buys Yapta, Which Was Part-Owned By Concur

Coupa acquired Yapta, the thirteen-year-old hotel and airfare price assurance firm named for “Your Amazing Personal Travel Assistant.” Yapta had raised more than $25 million…

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IRS Sets Use Of Personal Vehicle Standard Reimbursement Rate At 57.5 Cents Per Mile For 2020, But You Might Save By Tracking Actual Expenses

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday announced the standard per-mile reimbursement rate for business use of personal vehicles would be 57.5 cents for next…

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Op Ed: Mat Domaradzki On Blockchain’s Potential In Corporate Travel

Mat Domaradzki is a travel manager for ConsenSys, a blockchain technology company. The following guest column is adapted from his presentation during a September event…

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