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For Deem And Others, Accessibility Is About Leveraging Mobile, Standards And Big Tech

As corporate travel event organizers and information providers continued to highlight Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the needs of travelers with disabilities this year came to the fore. The BTN Group this summer ran an online event diving into the challenges of accessibility in travel. The topic found its way to other trade publications and one…

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What Will It Take To Get On The Road Again?

Pundits are kicking around when and whether business travel will recover, but the pivotal question is how. It’s all about cooperation. Teamwork has had mixed success this year at the industry and federal levels. Days away from the psychological clean slate of 2021, Mike McCormick’s Travel Again released a framework for recovery. Backed by the…

GBTA Finalizes ACTE Acquisition, Fills Two Open Board Seats

GBTA announced it completed its acquisition of certain assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, which filed for Chapter 7 in June. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court overseeing ACTE’s case approved the sale on Nov. 16. GBTA appointed to its board two former ACTE board members: American Airlines chief customer officer Alison Taylor and Tesla…

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S&P: Pre-Pandemic Profitability For Travel Management Companies Is Three Years Away

Analysts at S&P Global Ratings do not expect travel management companies to re-establish pre-pandemic earnings until 2023. The credit rating agency made the note in a review last month of $400 million in new financing obtained by American Express Global Business Travel, which GBT CEO Paul Abbott addressed during a Monday interview. “TMCs are affected…

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Mike McCormick’s Campaign For Recovery Starts This Week

Industry veterans Mike McCormick and Ed Silver plan Tuesday to launch an advocacy group to help facilitate business travel’s return. “When I look at all the collective industry recovery efforts to date, I see so much well-intentioned activity,” McCormick said in a video posted online. “Unfortunately, I think we would all agree that we are…

WorldAware’s Status Update For The Americas Shows More Of The Same

For the United States and large Latin American countries, progress on containing the virus and reopening economies has been spotty. With absolute infection rates mostly down from peak levels, governments are looking to ease some restrictions, including those limiting commercial airline flights. The effect of those changes will be minimal, according to WorldAware. The U.S….

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Traxo Fills Reporting Gap, Captures Fox

Traxo designed its newest product feature to appeal to those with middling data management savvy and resources. Giving clients another way to visualize and report on their travel program activity, the Data Explorer can populate spreadsheets with information from TMCs, supplier websites and other sources for easy viewing and exporting. Traxo already offers a reporting…