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Is An All-Encompassing Mobility App Making A Comeback?

Ground transportation doesn’t get as much attention in managed travel programs as some other categories, but new tech that aggregates options for the various modes, as described in this article by John Surico, could have implications for productivity, distribution, duty of care and sustainability. Imagine an app on your smartphone in which every form of transportation…

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Altour Releases Mobile App Including Lumo Integration

Altour last week released an Android and iOS mobile app with chat functions and flight disruption predictions from Lumo, formerly called Flightsayer. App maker mTrip helped build it. Mobile apps are a requirement for big corporate customers, according to Altour CIO and SVP Laura Mattingly. She said the TMC liked mTrip’s flexibility for adding other…

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Roadmap Adds Another Big Client Amid Struggle For The Mobile Managed Traveler

Health insurance giant Anthem got its travel management company, BCD Travel, to play nice as it brings the Roadmap mobile app to employees. That others face resistance when they want to do the same highlights a broader conflict over the corporate traveler’s mobile loyalty. The friction between Roadmap, its clients and its prospects on one…

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Omega World Travel Goes Mobile, Adds Alexa Skills

Omega World Travel last month uploaded into the Apple iTunes and Google Play app stores its first mobile app and began onboarding corporate customers. Omega Go connects to clients’ third-party booking tools and provides agent interaction via text, chat and email. Built with the help of travel app specialist mTrip, it also integrates with Lyft…

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Mobile Air Bookings Poised To Enter Corporate Travel’s Mainstream

It was inevitable. Following hotel bookings, air bookings are coming in full force to mobile devices for corporate travel. Concur, Egencia and several other travel management companies and booking tech providers already offer them through their mobile apps. American Express Global Business Travel and BCD Travel seem ready to follow in the near term. Carlson…

New Conferma App Provides Self-Service Virtual Card Creation

Conferma relaunched its TripPay Android and iOS mobile app with a new name and some new features. Now called Conferma Pay, it is “the first app to support creating and receiving of virtual cards for business on a mobile device across multiple banking partners,” according to the company’s website. As with pre-existing virtual cards, the app…

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App Provider DCS Touts Full TMC Tech Integration

Many travel management companies offer itinerary apps to client travelers. With some exceptions, they pretty much provide the same or similar features. “They are more or less a commodity,” said Cristian Dinca, founder of Bucharest-based travel tech firm DCS Plus. He said a differentiator is when an app is an extension of a unified agency…