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CTBR Transforms Consulting Practice, Offers Consortia Rates And ‘Turnkey’ Travel Management

Twenty-year industry consultant Donald Swartz is reinventing his shingle. The Florida-based managing director of Corporate Travel Buyer Resources wants to streamline the corporate travel procurement…

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Posted in Distribution Negotiating

Change In The Air (RFP)

Chicago — There are lots of tactics for bypassing the hated corporate hotel request for proposals. Mauro Ruggiero hopes the same is happening in airline…

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Delta-TripActions Dispute Was About Rewards For Trading Down As Well As The Display

When Delta Air Lines and TripActions last winter resolved their dispute, the parties suggested it had something to do with the display interface. As it…

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Posted in Culture Negotiating

Boeing, EY Buyers Demonstrate Why Dynamic Hotel Pricing Isn’t For Everybody

Chicago — GBTA billed the session as a point-counterpoint. Well-known and charismatic buyers from two very large companies would debate the merits of using dynamic…

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John Harvey On The Vision Of A New Channel Model

TMC industry veteran John Harvey in January asked whether changing market forces and increased demand for greater value and transparency in the channel would bring…

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Industry Vets And A Newbie Muse On Travel Management Metrics That Matter

Some travel management pros see service level agreements with travel management companies as pretty much worthless. SLAs can be hard to measure or validate, and…

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Tripbam Automation Will Relentlessly Bug Hotels Violating Deals

One of the most frustrating aspects of hotel relationships for corporations is that the better the negotiated rate, the more often it shows as sold…

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