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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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Posted in Policy Productivity

Sizing Up Predictions: It’s Not Dead, But Business Travel’s Long-Term Place In Commerce Could Diminish

Recent coverage in mainstream publications gave the casual observer the impression that business travel might be dead. Here’s a sub-headline in Fortune this month: “The…

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Posted in Productivity Service Suppliers

Expensify, Kayak Embark On Latest Of So Many Attempts To Reach Small To Medium-Sized Businesses

The pandemic stopped most business travel, but it did not end the relentless and historically futile quest for an online-first intermediary that attracts and keeps…

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Kayak Eyes Managed Corporate Travel As Its Parent Company Invests In Serko, A Potential Enabler

Meta search company Kayak as early as last year began exploring a business travel gateway to supplier sites and online travel agencies which could include…

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Op Ed: Louise Miller On The Complexities Of Hotel Content

It’s time again for many to assemble corporate hotel programs for next year. The clear goal is to save money and provide sufficient choice for…

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Kayak Starts Talking, A Little, About Kayak For Business

[UPDATE, Dec. 11, 2019: Kayak evidently deleted the blog referenced below.] Kayak For Business is real, but what is it?  After declining to comment for…

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When Using Hotel Rates From Expedia Or Booking Means Inferior Service

Adding hotel content from online travel agencies to corporate travel systems seems like a way to enhance trust in company programs. But it presents problems….

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