Blockskye

Blockskye’s Disruption Accelerates After Years In Stealth
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Blockskye’s Disruption Accelerates After Years In Stealth

Last week, American Express Global Business Travel’s CEO pointed to Blockskye as offering something “genuinely new.” He wasn’t the first leader in Amex’s orbit to recognize the emerging player. During a Skift event in September, Amex GBT chairman Greg O’Hara referenced, without naming all the names, PwC’s decision to move its North America travel program…

Dispatch 7
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Dispatch 7

On the boards of a set of 14 business travel suppliers tracked by The Company Dime, female representation doubled between 2012 and 2023 to 30 percent. One of them has a woman serving as chair, the same number in that role among the group as in 2017 and 2012. The number of female CEOs in…

Previously Unnamed Blockskye Client Is PwC
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Previously Unnamed Blockskye Client Is PwC

The plan by blockchain company Blockskye to reinvent corporate travel processes is underway at PwC, according to sources. The accounting giant, with plenty of interest in blockchain technology for its own services, was not named in earlier coverage. Its participation has been one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets. PwC moved its travel management business in…

Cards Still King As Airlines And Consultants Encourage Payment Alternatives
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Cards Still King As Airlines And Consultants Encourage Payment Alternatives

To achieve their retailing ambitions, airlines don’t just want to control distribution. Optimizing payments is also critical, according to some observers. Alternative models, methods and technologies that could help are in development, but the rise of rivals to the card has been predicted before. “Corporations seeking price breaks in markets where they influence load factors…

Blockskye-Kayak Partnership Swipes Huge Account, Eyes $1B In Corporate Travel Sales
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Blockskye-Kayak Partnership Swipes Huge Account, Eyes $1B In Corporate Travel Sales

Change in the world of managed corporate travel tends to be slow. Blockskye’s project to annihilate costs in corporate travel processes has been in the works for several years and now that it’s happening, with a big assist from Kayak, it looks like a leap. Officials with the blockchain-powered travel management company startup declined to…

EY Pilots Blockchain To Buttress Airline Contracts
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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 top-ten spenders on corporate travel in the United States, will test distributed ledger technology for contract support with an unnamed airline. During a BTN Group-hosted webinar sponsored by the International…

ARC Notes Positive Booking Trends But Preps For Closures At Up To One In Four Travel Management Company Locations (Audio)
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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 a modest trend. Speaking last week during a Teleconference call, ARC president and CEO Mike Premo shared his “marketing spin” that corporate travel grew by more than 50 percent during…

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