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This is the pulse of the corporate travel industry — your gateway to insights, trends and breakthroughs in the world of business travel suppliers. From innovative startups to strategic moves by industry giants shaping the future of corporate travel, this is where the latest developments unfold.

The business travel industry is complex and ever-evolving, with suppliers playing a crucial role in the experiences of corporate travelers worldwide. Airlines, hotels, technology providers and payment solutions are at the forefront of innovation, constantly adapting to meet changing needs and expectations.

We at The Company Dime pride ourselves on delivering in-depth, unbiased coverage of the latest developments in the supplier space for travel managers, procurement professionals and industry executives. Our journalists provide insightful analysis, exclusive interviews and breaking news to keep you informed. Our guest Op Eds challenge the status quo.

We cover the impact of mergers and acquisitions, the launch of new products and services, the financial health of critical suppliers, legal battles, the effect of artificial intelligence, changes in travel distribution and the growing importance of sustainability.

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Direct Selling Point: Systems Integration
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Direct Selling Point: Systems Integration

When building a new company, one way to establish an identity is to offer something no one else does. These days that typically means unique technology. But fast-growing U.S. travel management company Direct Travel is under no illusions of being an IT shop. This makes the company an attractive client for travel tech developers. At the moment, Direct Travel…

BCD Travel On Lufthansa Fee: No Viable Alternatives
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BCD Travel On Lufthansa Fee: No Viable Alternatives

Germany’s largest travel management company is not happy with the country’s dominant airline. BCD Travel has been discussing with clients how to react to Lufthansa’s decision to levy a 16 euro fee on bookings through GDS channels. There a few options, none particularly good. That’s according to BCD Travel executive vice president Rose Stratford. She…

Why Lufthansa?
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Why Lufthansa?

Some suggest Lufthansa is making its bold move in business travel distribution out of desperation. The airline company itself attributed Tuesday’s announcement to profit improvement efforts. Carriers attempting similar programs in the past usually were bleeding. While the German aviation group’s earnings could use a boost, the company’s competitive strength gives it leverage. It’s anybody’s guess as to…

Lufthansa Remodels Corporate Travel Distribution With New Fee, Direct Play
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Lufthansa Remodels Corporate Travel Distribution With New Fee, Direct Play

Lufthansa Group in September will add a 16 euro per-ticket surcharge to bookings made through global distribution systems. The idea is to lower distribution costs by encouraging customers to use direct channels. The strategy dismantles agreements that required the airlines to include all fares and inventory in the systems. Corporate accounts instead can have travelers book on the group’s airline…

Custom Travel App Makers Gain Interest
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Custom Travel App Makers Gain Interest

Corporate travel departments can acquire risk apps, TMC apps, expense apps — and of course also booking and itinerary apps. Some want supplier-agnostic, custom apps but don’t have the resources to build their own. In the market for a little branding, or more? There’s an app maker (or two) for that. Originally a language translation app, four-year-old TripLingo also is a risk app. It now…

Fewer Airlines, Bigger Contracting Challenges
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Fewer Airlines, Bigger Contracting Challenges

[UPDATE, April 8, 2016: We published new information related to this article here.] Despite significant consolidation among major U.S. airlines during the past decade, contracting with corporations is no less complex. Why? For one thing, published pricing is getting ever-more intricate. Some would say convoluted. That’s because airlines continue to apply more sophisticated revenue management…

BCD Travel Acquires World Travel Service, Plans More

BCD Travel Acquires World Travel Service, Plans More

BCD Travel on Friday acquired Knoxville, Tenn.,-based World Travel Service Inc., which the companies said is the 13th-largest U.S. corporate travel agency. BCD Travel CEO John Snyder said the market can expect the company to make “many” more corporate travel and meetings deals this year and next. Addressing rumors of consolidation discussions between the largest travel management companies, Snyder also…

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