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Son Of Travel Leaders Network President Aims To Profit From Travel Agency Acquisitions

There’s a new roll-up in town. Besides a presence on Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube — and a “Sell Your Agency” button on its website…

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Mark Meader On IATA’s One Order

[CORRECTION, June 28, 2018: The International Air Transport Association projects its New Distribution Capability initiative to achieve critical mass by 2020, not 2022 as originally…

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Posted in Careers Culture Service

‘No Great Answer’ In Search For Corporate Agents

CCRA’s Dic Marxen sees corporate travel agent salaries rising by double-digit percentages because of the profession’s aging workforce and dearth of new labor. He wasn’t surprised…

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Small Accounts Aren’t Worth The Effort, So Claire Chatbot Seeks TMC Users

Three unidentified travel management companies have enlisted 30SecondsToFly’s Claire chatbot, according to co-founder Felicia Schneiderhan. Claire’s parent is de-emphasizing direct client servicing in favor of…

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HRG Buy Would Boost GBT’s Proprietary Network, Topple Some Partnerships

If it proceeds as planned, HRG’s acquisition by American Express Global Business Travel would give the latter new proprietary operations in Austria, Italy and Russia….

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Posted in Methods Suppliers

Building On Packaging, Upside Seeks ‘Full-Service’ Status With Unmanaged Business Travelers

After beating the packaging drum for more than a year, Jay Walker’s Upside Travel is now also offering flights and hotels individually. It added Uber…

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Nineteenth Century Tech Joins SEO, Data Mining In Business Travel Startup Marketing

Nothing beats word of mouth for business travel providers seeking new clients. Established players count on referrals, with the most gratifying coming from former users…

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