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 of corporate travel's gnarliest problems: hotel RFPs.
Whaley is chair and Yoxsimer is CEO of BTP Automation, founded in 2016 as BTP Index by industry veteran Fernando Avila. The company uses data from sources including Sabre and expense reports . . .