Posted in Payment

Details Remain Bedeviling In Virtual Payment For Hotels

The innovation in virtual payment is clear, as are its challenges. New standards hold some promise for a primary use case, lodging, but have a…

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Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

United Wants To Minimize Corporate Travel Fare Discounts And Hired A Marriott Sales Leader To Help

One goal of the United Airlines distribution strategy is to move corporate clients away from price as a differentiator. It’s still in the early days…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

There Are Headwinds, But Supplier Revenue Will Come Back To Travel Management Companies

Last year, business travel professionals talked a lot about the fees that travel management companies charge their corporate clients — some saying they needed to…

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Posted in Suppliers

Startup Flightfox Claims ‘New Standard’ In Corporate Travel, But Operates Under A Different Set Of Rules

If your travel management company isn’t ARC-accredited and doesn’t use a global distribution system, is it not a TMC? According to Flightfox co-founder Todd Sullivan,…

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CTBR Transforms Consulting Practice, Offers Consortia Rates And ‘Turnkey’ Travel Management

Twenty-year industry consultant Donald Swartz is reinventing his shingle. The Florida-based managing director of Corporate Travel Buyer Resources wants to streamline the corporate travel procurement…

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Posted in Distribution Negotiating Suppliers

Op Ed: John Harvey On The Vision Of A New Channel Model

TMC industry veteran John Harvey in January asked whether changing market forces and increased demand for greater value and transparency in the channel would bring…

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Posted in Distribution Reporting

IBM, Travelport Ready Blockchain Service For Commission Processing As Smaller Firms Also Make Progress

Travelport has agreements with “major” hotel and travel management company partners to pilot a hotel commission tracking and collection system using blockchain technology from IBM….

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