Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

After Buying Spree, Omnia Partners Is Among GPOs Focusing On Corporate Travel

Last year Altour joined Direct Travel as a travel management service provider within the portfolio of group purchasing organization Omnia Partners. In October, Christopherson Business…

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Posted in Suppliers

Travel Leaders Group Buys North Carolina’s Travel Management Partners

Travel Leaders Group in July acquired Raleigh, N.C.-based Travel Management Partners. It’s another in a string of deals pushing TLG to the extremes of travel agency…

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Posted in Sectors Service

New Private Luxury Terminal At LAX Offers Corporate Memberships, But Are There Takers?

Who will pay thousands of dollars to use a private terminal before boarding a commercial flight? Rich folks, of course, but also maybe those who…

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Posted in Negotiating Productivity Suppliers

CWT Using Points, New Rate System To Capture More Hotel Bookings

Many travel management companies and tech firms are working to process more of their clients’ hotel bookings. Continuing its push, Carlson Wagonlit Travel is rolling…

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Posted in Reporting Suppliers

After Enlisting Two Dozen TMCs, Concur’s Preferred Program Loses A Few

Frosch recently left the Concur preferred travel management company program because it didn’t want to use all the required technology. A similar thing happened with…

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Posted in The Company Dime

2015 On The Company Dime

As they work for advantage, clients, suppliers and those in between keep business travel management interesting. Changes to underlying and consumer-facing technology make it a dynamic business function. The…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Altour Continues Push Into Managed Accounts With A&I, Top Flight Acquisitions

New York-based Altour International continues to acquire its way into managed corporate travel. It bought a controlling stake in 62-year-old A&I Travel Management in Memphis. Altour expects…

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