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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.

Whether you’re a corporate travel manager seeking to navigate the evolving market, an investor looking for the next big opportunity or a travel enthusiast keen on the latest trends, these stories are curated to inform, inspire and provoke thought. 

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New AA Travel Agency Incentive Favors Higher Fares Over More Passengers
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New AA Travel Agency Incentive Favors Higher Fares Over More Passengers

American Airlines this quarter brought to most of its North American travel agencies revised back-end “override” incentive programs. Based on revenue share rather than passenger count, the move may put some travel buyers on guard for higher costs. It’s conceivable that the program presents agencies a reason to either transact higher fares and/or charge higher…

SAP’s Earnings Target For Concur Requires Serious Synergy
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SAP’s Earnings Target For Concur Requires Serious Synergy

SAP expects the pricey acquisition of Concur to increase its earnings in 2016, but that seems possible only with massive revenue growth or layoffs. In its fiscal year ended this past September, Concur recorded non-GAAP pretax income of $56 million. [Using non-GAAP figures reduces the effect of non-recurring items and improves comparability of performance over time.]…

SAP CEO: Why Have Travel Policy When Employees Can ‘Maybe Get A Better Rate’?
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SAP CEO: Why Have Travel Policy When Employees Can ‘Maybe Get A Better Rate’?

SAP CEO Bill McDermott sees Concur’s TripLink supplier-direct program as a replacement for corporate travel policy. In an interview published last week by Re/code, McDermott responded as follows when asked why SAP is paying about $8 billion for Concur: “Every company has a corporate travel department, but no one wants to work with it. You can…

Starwood May Be Next As Marriott Wi-Fi Move Catches Corporates In OTA ‘Crossfire’
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Starwood May Be Next As Marriott Wi-Fi Move Catches Corporates In OTA ‘Crossfire’

Starwood Hotels & Resorts appears poised to drop Wi-Fi fees for loyalty program members booking through its apps, websites and call centers. A similar plan at Marriott International announced last month and due to take effect Jan. 15 is upsetting many travel management professionals. This is collateral damage for Marriott, which is aiming to build…

Car Services Struggle With Disconnected Tech In ‘War’ With Uber

Car Services Struggle With Disconnected Tech In ‘War’ With Uber

Atlantic City — No one in the fragmented and diverse ground transportation industry underestimates Uber anymore. For chauffeured car execs meeting here last week at a Chauffeur Driven magazine conference, “Uber” was the four-letter word everyone could not help but say. The rhetoric was dire, with operators described as being at “war” and destined to…

Thirty Months On, Concur’s Direct Connect Seeks Footing
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Thirty Months On, Concur’s Direct Connect Seeks Footing

Concur’s TripLink direct connect program could upend corporate travel distribution if it works. So far, it doesn’t. The TripLink concept resonates with corporate clients concerned about hotel booking channel compliance. About 35 percent of lodging bookings at companies with travel managers go outside the preferred channels, according to research by The Company Dime. Many of…

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