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AmTrav Partnership With Journera Starts With Knowing When Corporate Travelers Board The Plane (Audio)

AmTrav Corporate Travel agreed to start using Journera’s data exchange platform. It is the first travel management company to do so. Founded in 2015 and launched a year later, Journera wants to be the glue in an interconnected travel ecosystem. It uses application programming interfaces to assemble complete views of trips. In that way, it…

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Op Ed: Louise Miller On The Complexities Of Hotel Content

It’s time again for many to assemble corporate hotel programs for next year. The clear goal is to save money and provide sufficient choice for travelers. There are many ways to get it done, and each comes with its own set of considerations. Louise Miller of Areka Consulting breaks down the options. Most companies still…

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Providers Diversify Corporate Housing Options For Evolving Workforce

Corporations tend to struggle with buying long-term accommodations. Multiple departments may be involved and a simple, consolidated supply chain isn’t yet a reality. Airbnb last month acquired Urbandoor, an online tool for booking furnished and serviced apartments. BridgeStreet and Oakwood have expanded their distribution. Relative newcomer 2nd Address is pursuing partnerships with travel management companies…

Op Ed: Ron Shah On What 2019 Will Mean For The Events Industry

Change is afoot in the fields of travel and meetings management. To kick off the new year, Ron Shah, founder and CEO of meetings and events platform Bizly, points out key facets of the industry’s evolution. He discusses why the status quo won’t do and how constituents should adapt. That includes ways in which corporate…

A Few Minutes With Hotel Safety And Security Expert Paul Moxness

Jay Campbell last week spoke for about nine minutes with consultant Paul Moxness, one of the world’s leading experts on risk management in lodging. Formerly Radisson’s VP for corporate safety and security, Moxness argued for greater transparency on risks in lodging. “Security is cheap,” he said. “It’s the incidents that are expensive.” Rather than spending…

GBTA Convention Highlights Push For ‘Omni-Channel’ Airline Distribution

San Diego – Participants at last week’s Global Business Travel Association convention showed a stronger spirit of collaboration on alternative airline distribution than in years past. Notwithstanding mixed takes on the specifics, attendees and speakers reinforced the theme that corporate customers need the same sets of product and service options regardless of where they shop. New…