Tag Archives: AirPlus

Airbnb ‘Integration’ Means Workarounds

By | July 30, 2018

When you have built a brand like Airbnb’s, the last thing you want is to become just a pipe. It’s one reason that for corporate travel entities, integrating content from the accommodation portal has been challenging. There are workarounds aplenty. Concur a year ago announced plans to integrate Airbnb with its travel booking tool. It then targeted February to launch it.… Read More »

Industry Seeks Answers From EU Banking Authority On Potentially Problematic Payment Rules

By | June 27, 2018

A group of large travel management and commercial card entities is attempting to get answers from European regulators on a set of rules that could disrupt traditional corporate travel payment practices. Under Europe’s second Payment Services Directive, payment firms by September 2019 must implement strong customer authentication (SCA) for purchases made in European Union states with cards issued… Read More »

Yael Klein On Failure

By | June 25, 2018

AirPlus International has made mistakes by not asking customers the right questions in advance. It’s a humble admission by executive director of marketing Yael Klein about a challenge many companies face. She believes that recognizing the problem will help the business travel industry innovate. Klein also encourages people to accept the risks of failure. Failing is an important… Read More »

Serko Prepares Spring Launch For New Booking Tool In North America

By | February 7, 2018

Serko since October switched over 1,100 accounts in Australia and New Zealand to its new self-booking tool, Zeno, from pre-existing Serko Online. The next stop is North America, where beta tests are planned for next month. The company intends to roll out Zeno in the market in May or June. Zeno has many features found in typical corporate… Read More »

Amex Combines Virtual Account Numbers And Centralized Business Travel Accounts

By | May 9, 2017

Amid a steady flow of announcements about virtual payment in corporate travel, American Express is putting on a different spin. It has created a model that combines the single-use concept of virtual account numbers with the centralized Business Travel Account setup. Amex’s “enhanced BTA” now is available in Australia and the United Kingdom, with additional markets under consideration,… Read More »

Daimler Rides Trip Packages In Efficiency Effort Powered By Amadeus, BCD Travel

By | May 4, 2017

Trip packages are uncommon in business travel, but the concept isn’t new. Daimler may become the first major corporate account to go all-in. In partnership with AirPlus, Amadeus and BCD Travel, the car maker is testing a program of intentionally limited choice. After employees select travel dates and trip components, the Amadeus Cyrtic online booking system returns just… Read More »