Posted in Payment

Under Amex’s Shadow, Travel Management Companies Tighten Payment Ties

BCD Travel on Thursday announced it would become UATP’s first travel management company issuer of lodge card accounts. An official from CWT said the TMC…

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Posted in Suppliers Sustainability

Airlines Design New Ways For Corporate Clients To Mitigate Environmental Impacts

Amid policy debates over fuel taxes and dissatisfaction with carbon offsets, two Europe-based carriers this summer stepped up to provide customers a direct means to…

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Posted in Methods Productivity Service

Goodbye Consumers, Hello Corporates: New Entrant Pivots, Signs Amex GBT To Automate Email Requests

Any corporate travel operations professional can tell you that a lot of business travel bookings start with email. Sometimes this takes the form of a…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

American Express Global Business Travel Execs: Global Corporate Clients Are Increasingly Concerned About Lufthansa’s Intransigence

Chicago — The largest travel management company is not acquiescing to Lufthansa Group’s distribution strategy. According to American Express Global Business Travel executives, the airline…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Startups Beat Varied Paths On ‘Balancing Act’ Of Travel Management Company Partnerships

Business travel startups face tough choices as they mature. TripActions and TravelPerk remain independent as their investors raise stakes in what is not a get-rich-quick…

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Posted in Distribution Service Suppliers

Corporate Travel Executives Struggle To Make Sense Of Latest Investments In TripActions, And Its $4 Billion Value

Corporate travel executives are thoroughly baffled by what a quartet of venture capitalists see in TripActions. Determining the literally unbelievable $4 billion valuation that TripActions…

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Posted in Distribution Policy

Discovery Inc. Saves With SAP Concur’s TripLink, Sans TMC Support

Since its inception, SAP Concur’s TripLink program has drawn concern from policy compliance-minded travel managers. They were well aware that lacking inventory in preferred travel…

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