Posted in Distribution Productivity Suppliers

Why Did Four Big Hotel Companies Invest $50 Million In Third-Party Meetings Tech?

Buyers and sellers want an improved meetings sourcing process. They complain about the complexity and the volume of requests for proposals needed for the task….

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Posted in Productivity Suppliers

ATG Teams With IBM To Build Voice-Enabled Booking

Ohio-based ATG Business Travel Management plans by mid-2020 to release a voice-powered booking application thanks to a strategic partnership with IBM.  Backed by historical travel…

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Posted in Risk Suppliers

SAP Concur Reworks Travel Management Company Partner Program, Shuts Down TMC Risk Messaging Service

In a move that opens up opportunities for risk management and communications firms, SAP Concur is sunsetting its TMC Messaging service. The company declined to…

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Posted in Risk Suppliers

Hyatt Enlists Safehotels For Audits, Optional Property Certification

Fulfilling duty of care on lodging is tricky. How far should one travel or security department go to ensure preferred properties meet standards for safety…

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Posted in Payment Suppliers

As Associations Explore Virtual Payment Standards, Providers Push Solutions

Corporate travel players continue to smooth out the seams in virtual payment use, especially at hotel check-in where confusion remains commonplace. Sabre is testing the…

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Posted in Suppliers Sustainability

Airlines Design New Ways For Corporate Clients To Mitigate Environmental Impacts

Amid policy debates over fuel taxes and dissatisfaction with carbon offsets, two Europe-based carriers this summer stepped up to provide customers a direct means to…

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Posted in Methods Negotiating Suppliers

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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