Posted in Budgets Distribution Negotiating Suppliers

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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Posted in Distribution Policy Suppliers

Kayak Starts Talking, A Little, About Kayak For Business

Kayak For Business is real, but what is it?  After declining to comment for an article published on this site last December about efforts to…

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Posted in Distribution Service Suppliers

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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Southwest Adds Hotel Bookings, More Reports, Mobile Itinerary Changes To Swabiz Portal

Now positioned predominantly as a service for small and midsized companies, Southwest Airlines’ Swabiz booking portal has a bunch of new features. The airline this…

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Kayak Mum On Possible Efforts ‘For Business’

Kayak press officials have not responded to requests for comment, but informed sources described a possible business travel solution that would mix negotiated corporate airfares…

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Hotel Content Aggregators Find A Place In Corporate Programs

San Diego – It wasn’t always this way, but the current thinking is that consumer-originating hotel content aggregators have a role in managed travel. Look…

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The Year In Polls: Despite Irritations, Business Travelers Are Happy

Travel management’s top priority for a long time was cost control. Now, duty of care and traveler safety are front and center. Traveler satisfaction continues to…

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