Price assurance has taken root in corporate travel. TripBam and Yapta, especially, have made serious inroads. Another airfare reshopping firm, FairFly also is building a business on travel price volatility. These specialists are compiling huge data repositories. For travel managers, this may represent newfound power. They can watch (and maybe influence) traveler booking behavior. In some cases they also can benchmark against peers and perhaps negotiate better deals with suppliers.

TripBam is tinkering with a hotel rate benchmarking tool for clients. Yapta . . .

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