Siemens Fixates On Ingenuity With TripLink, Blockchain, Hotel Sourcing Farmed To HRS

The decision by Siemens to move all hotel sourcing to HRS isn't only about improving the $101 billion industrial manufacturer's lodging program. It supports a traveler-centric philosophy through flexibility and choice that's also reflected in other areas like air travel and booking channels. Process efficiencies are a bonus.

"This is not open booking by definition," said Albert James Kueng, the company's head of business travel, during an April 11 phone interview. "We're going to authorize the suppliers we think should be in the game. For example, Airbnb and other shared economy players. Do we . . .

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Jay Campbell

Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.

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