artificial intelligence

Emburse Adapts Roadmap App For Smaller Clients

Spend management company Emburse released a mobile app for managing “every aspect” of a business trip. The Emburse Go digital companion for iOS and Android devices is a scalable, down-market, less customized version of the Roadmap app that Emburse acquired in 2021. It’s available for a spending-based fee to Emburse’s 16,000 small and medium-sized expense…

CWT Enlists Analytics Startup To Predict Corporate Travel Demand

Corporate travel is finally showing signs of a sustained recovery, but its susceptibility to exogenous shocks has never been more apparent. Will it return to the levels of 2019, and if so, when? That’s anyone’s guess. CWT wants its answers to be more informed and, in February, began a three-month pilot with a startup analytics…

‘It’s All Just Wild’: Tech Startups Reach A New Peak Of Froth

Much of the impact that venture-backed business travel startups will have on travel management remains to be seen, but they’ve certainly made a mark on financing, industry dialogue and the battle for small and medium-sized accounts. For tech startups generally, reporting by Erin Griffith finds, there’s no slowdown in sight. How crazy is the money…

Startup Onriva Draws Corporate Travel Honchos For Personalized Marketplace

Corporate travel and travel tech luminaries, including a former ARC CEO and former GBTA executive director, are helping a veteran of the air consolidator business break into corporate travel. Onriva, originally incorporated six years ago as Onvoya, applies machine learning and artificial intelligence in a marketplace that promises to deliver personalized travel options via mobile…

Startup TravelBloc To Leverage Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence In Business Travel Marketplace For Small And Medium-Sized Firms

A startup that checks some of the buzzy boxes is looking to create a business travel marketplace without much of the traditional distribution infrastructure. TravelBloc will target the unmanaged and small and medium-sized business segments. It plans to enlist travel management companies for support and use a global distribution system, but direct connections to airlines…

Seventeen Reasons To Let The Economic Optimism Begin

Neil Irwin is a senior economics correspondent for The New York Times, where he writes for The Upshot, a site for analysis of politics, economics and more. His March 16 article is republished here with permission as part of our licensing program. We welcome your comments below. The 21st-century economy has been a two-decade series…

American Express Global Business Travel To Buy 30SecondsToFly

American Express Global Business Travel is nearing an agreement to acquire 30SecondsToFly, a chatbot-maker serving travel management companies. The 30SecondsToFly engineering team would join the Paris development shop that GBT obtained in its deal four years ago for travel and expense system provider KDS. Its product folks would report to GBT’s EVP for product and…

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