Three travel management companies this week displayed varying degrees of interest in booking tool provider nuTravel's plan to integrate with mobile app developers. NuTravel's first partner, United Kingdom-based Mantic Point, provides apps to corporate agencies including Direct Travel, Executive Travel and FCm Travel Solutions. Officials with Direct Travel and FCm said they were considering the opportunity; Executive sees the partnership as its answer to client demand for mobile bookings.

Providers like Concur and Egencia enabled them years ago, but not everyone thinks business travelers want to make smartphone bookings. Some cite the "small real estate" on a . . .

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