Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

Results Are In: Corporates Held The Line On Negotiated 2019 Hotel Rates, Tripbam Clients Did Better

With another annual contracting season mostly in the rear view, the three largest travel management companies reported modest increases in their clients’ negotiated corporate hotel…

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Posted in Methods Negotiating Suppliers

Buyers, Hotels Walk The Walk On RFP Angst

Complaining about the hotel request for proposals process is an annual rite. During the past few years, more buyers, hoteliers and intermediaries did something about…

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Posted in Careers Culture Methods

Service Providers See Growing Interest In Travel Manager Outsourcing

Travel manager outsourcing is getting more attention among some service providers. Representatives from travel management companies and independent consultants gave a few reasons for more…

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Posted in Budgets Careers Methods

Kellogg Company Turns To Agents For Card And Expense Help, Takes A Rocketrip

Under intense cost containment pressure during the past three years, Kellogg Company senior director of corporate services Cecile Mutch reinvented the travel department and boosted…

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Posted in Reporting

Prime Numbers Is Among Those Teaching Alexa About Travel Programs

Prime Numbers Technology is about to add to the small list of skills performed by Amazon Alexa for travel managers. The tech company’s clients soon…

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Posted in Budgets Methods Policy Reporting

Predictive Analytics: Not Just For The Point Of Sale

Used mostly for policy and preferred supplier modeling or to sense travelers’ wants and needs when they make bookings, predictive tech in travel management holds…

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Posted in Policy Suppliers

Questioning The Advance Purchase Airfare Axiom

Is it still a bad idea to wait until the last few days before a flight to buy a ticket? Yes. However, extra capacity and low-fare…

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