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Startup TravelBloc To Leverage Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence In Business Travel Marketplace For Small And Medium-Sized Firms

A startup that checks some of the buzzy boxes is looking to create a business travel marketplace without much of the traditional distribution infrastructure. TravelBloc…

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‘Scrappy’ Business Travel Entrepreneurs At DVI And Roadmap Join Emburse For Acceleration

Spend management company Emburse, parent of Chrome River and Certify, last month acquired data analytics firm Data Visualization Intelligence and last week bought app maker…

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Agro Exec In Washington State Accused Of Stealing Half A Million By Using Non-Preferred Travel Management Company

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon charged former grass seed company executive Christopher Claypool with multiple counts of wire fraud and money laundering,…

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UATP Helped Solve The Unused Ticket Dilemma, But Airline Policies Vary

As the pandemic emerged and unused airline tickets piled up, UATP became a popular way to store the credit for future use. If you’re confused…

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Op Ed: Jean-Christophe Lacour On The Potential Impact Of Strong Customer Authentication For Payment

Amadeus recently conducted research to assess the travel industry’s readiness for new payment security rules in Europe. Jean-Christophe Lacour, the company’s head of merchant services…

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Posted in Payment Policy Risk

Reporter’s Notebook: Communication Breakdowns, Policy Leakage, Virtual Pay, Government (In)action

With no one conducting in-person corporate events, the industry calendar is filled with webinars and other virtual programming. No one can listen to it all….

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American Express CEO: Global Card Market May See Fewer Players

American Express sees opportunity to capitalize on competitors potentially backing away from the corporate card business. When it comes to business travel, “CFOs and CEOs…

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