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EY Pilots Blockchain To Buttress Airline Contracts

Blockchain is a big deal for EY, so that means it’s a big deal for EY’s travel department. The professional services firm, one of BTN’s…

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Steve Singh, Thorsen And Other Notables To Unveil Corporate Travel Startup This Week

Steve Singh of Concur fame is back in corporate travel as chair of a Bay Area startup called Spotnana, which is due to reveal itself…

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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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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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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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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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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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