Posted in Distribution Payment Productivity

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…

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Posted in Negotiating Productivity Suppliers

How Blockchain Can Simplify Partnerships

Fabrice Lumineau is professor of strategic management at the University of Hong Kong. Wenqian Wang is a Ph.D. student of strategic management at Purdue University….

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Posted in Productivity Risk

Coming Soon: The ‘Vaccine Passport’

Tariro Mzezewa is a travel reporter with The New York Times. Her article is republished here with permission as part of our licensing program. We…

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Posted in Negotiating

Walmart Seeks Patent On Corporate Travel Contract Optimization

When you’re a big corporation, you can get nice volume discounts. When you’re the biggest, you get to reinvent how they’re used. Walmart seems to…

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Posted in Distribution Reporting Suppliers

ARC Notes Positive Booking Trends But Preps For Closures At Up To One In Four Travel Management Company Locations (Audio)

Tickets issued by corporate travel agencies last week were down 85.7 percent year over year. It was a slight improvement on the week before, continuing…

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Posted in Service Suppliers Sustainability

Op Ed: Louise Miller On TMC Innovation Coming Back Into View

Louise Miller, managing partner in the Americas for Areka Consulting, sees opportunity for suppliers and buyers to reorient their thinking and emerge from the pandemic…

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Posted in Payment Reporting

Op Ed: Mat Domaradzki On Blockchain’s Potential In Corporate Travel

Mat Domaradzki is a travel manager for ConsenSys, a blockchain technology company. The following guest column is adapted from his presentation during a September event…

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