Posted in Productivity Risk

GBTA Supports But U.S. Travel And ASTA Oppose Trump Administration Move To Exclude New York Residents From Trusted Traveler Programs

The Global Business Travel Association expressed support for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision to suspend enrollments and renewals in Global Entry and related…

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Posted in Payment Suppliers

Wex To Acquire Enett, The Virtual Payment Firm Majority-Owned By Travelport

Wex agreed to buy fellow business-to-business payments firm eNett and transaction optimization company Optal for a combined $1.7 billion. That includes $1.275 billion in cash…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

NuTravel, Delta Build Out Direct Business Travel Booking

When ARC this week announced its investment in nuTravel, the latter’s CEO referenced a new “global airline” customer. Looks like it’s Delta. “At the end…

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Posted in Budgets Suppliers

More Lodging Industry Data Shows Slowing Travel Growth

Lodging industry performance reports and forecasts published this week by research firms showed continued weakness. They are the latest data points reflecting or predicting a…

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Posted in Careers Suppliers

World Travel Inc. President Dee Runyan Leaves For CorpTrav

Dee Runyan left her post as president of World Travel Inc. to join Chicago-area travel management company CorpTrav as chief operating officer.  The highly regarded…

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ATG Teams With IBM To Build Voice-Enabled Booking

Ohio-based ATG Business Travel Management plans by mid-2020 to release a voice-powered booking application thanks to a strategic partnership with IBM.  Backed by historical travel…

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Posted in Distribution Policy Suppliers

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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