Tag Archives: Atlas Travel

TMCs Advance Mobile Hotel Bookings, Services

By | July 20, 2017

It’s well known that lodging is a strategic driver for travel management companies. Mobile is a key vehicle. American Express Global Business Travel next month in the United Kingdom will add hotel booking and chat to its Amex GBT mobile app. The move furthers a hotel strategy that recently included the integration of Booking.com content, according to American… Read More »

Another Travel Startup Leans On TMC Support

By | May 30, 2017

Disadvantaged relative to bigger companies that negotiate their own airfare discounts, small businesses mostly pay retail. TravelBank co-founder and CEO Duke Chung is out to change that. In a market full of business travel startups, one of his company’s angles is rebates for users. TravelBank introduced its first products in November. They are an expense app and budgeting… Read More »

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

By | February 2, 2017

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 Altour and at least one other TMC. In the three cases, officials said they remain Concur supporters even if they no longer meet the formal program’s criteria. At more than two dozen other… Read More »

Meet The People Behind The New Virtual Agents

By | November 9, 2015

[UPDATE, March 7, 2018: 30SecondsToFly made available its Claire travel management platform for “small teams” on Product Hunt. Users access Claire by text and on Facebook or Slack. The platform offers pre-trip approval, custom travel policies based on price caps and cabin classes and consolidated travel data for admins filtered by office, department or traveler.] [UPDATE, Nov. 20,… Read More »

Corporate Booking Tool NexTravel Takes Off With Work To Do

By | March 13, 2015

With some in the corporate market craving options, tech blogs last month announced the arrival of corporate booking tool NexTravel. While oversights and hyperbole are not uncommon for start-ups, NexTravel may have a bigger issue. It doesn’t have a deal in place with Southwest Airlines, which is investigating its presence on the site. The airline typically doesn’t allow… Read More »