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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Posted in Careers Productivity Reporting Suppliers

Updates: Self-Service At United; Corporate Travel In Academia; Seat Swap Flop; Advito-Cisco

Sometimes the things we write about peter out. Sometimes more developments happen, but they don’t warrant an entirely new article. In other cases, something unexpected…

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Posted in Negotiating Reporting

ARC Data Showing Promise For Buyers

Prism data is the basis for corporate deals with the big U.S. network airlines. It will be for the foreseeable future. But it has limitations….

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Posted in Budgets Negotiating

2017 U.S. Corporate Hotel Rates: Small Increases, Some Happy Surprises

[CLARIFICATION, Jan. 4, 2017: An HRS spokesperson explained that while the company promotes independent properties, it does not require sourcing clients to commit to using…

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Posted in Risk

‘Trust But Verify’ Your Hotel Safety Vetting

Most organizations don’t inspect every hotel property they tell travelers to use. They can do some of that with the help of travel management companies…

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