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GetThere’s Founders Return To Lead Hotel RFP Technology Company BTP Automation

Twenty-five years ago in Palo Alto, Calif., Internet Travel Network made the first online airline reservation. Founders Al Whaley, Dan Whaley and Bruce Yoxsimer took the company public with a new name, GetThere, and in 2000 sold it to Sabre for more than $750 million. It’s 2021, and Bruce and Dan are back, targeting one…

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Op Ed: Alan Tyson And Marcel Syriani On A C (Level) Change For Employee Expense Management

Databasics CEO Alan Tyson and CTO Marcel Syriani examine what clients’ employees have been expensing during the pandemic and recommend a new focus on managing remote resources. Some time back, to better identify market trends, we developed an expense reporting index. We thought we would share some of the more interesting things it shows us…

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ARC Notes Positive Booking Trends But Preps For Closures At Up To One In Four Travel Management Company Locations (Audio)

Tickets issued by corporate travel agencies last week were down 85.7 percent year over year. It was a slight improvement on the week before, continuing a modest trend. Speaking last week during a Teleconference call, ARC president and CEO Mike Premo shared his “marketing spin” that corporate travel grew by more than 50 percent during…

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For These Three Travel Managers, Value To Their Organizations Took Off In The Pandemic (Audio)

Along with travelers and budget holders, corporate travel managers hold the keys to business travel industry recovery. Among three companies represented on a Sept. 24 Teleconference call, Anaplan was hardly traveling and iRobot and Jabil were traveling some. Their veteran travel managers found it interesting that their value within the organizations grew even after volumes…

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Traxo Fills Reporting Gap, Captures Fox

Traxo designed its newest product feature to appeal to those with middling data management savvy and resources. Giving clients another way to visualize and report on their travel program activity, the Data Explorer can populate spreadsheets with information from TMCs, supplier websites and other sources for easy viewing and exporting. Traxo already offers a reporting…

In A Downturn, Include Your Employees In Cost-Cutting Decisions

By Patrick Daoust and Paul Simon of Oliver Wyman. This article is republished with permission as part of our licensing program. We welcome your thoughts on this topic in the comments section below. Almost every business is reorganizing its operations in response to the economic slowdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Often, companies take a…

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European Court’s Data Privacy Decision Adds Uncertainty And Work For TMCs, Other Travel Companies

Ensuring the protection of data about European citizens transferred to the United States just became mildly to a whole lot more complicated. The Court of Justice of the European Union last week invalidated the Privacy Shield framework in use by more than 5,000 companies, including approximately 16 U.S.-based travel management companies. It found that the…