Corporate Travel Management

Longtime TMC Leader Fragale Joins TakeTwo Travel Solutions As North America President

TakeTwo Travel Solutions, the new international travel management company founded by former Corporate Travel Management exec Chris Thelen, hired veteran TMC leader Patrick Fragale as president of the North America region. Fragale’s résumé includes three years as an executive vice president at Valerie Wilson Travel (now part of Frosch), two years as president of Protravel…

Mixing Business Travel And Leisure Puts Companies On Alert For Higher Spending, Liability

Reporting on industry recovery, some travel suppliers have pointed to an uptick in trips that combine business and leisure. Such blended activity is nothing new, but the pandemic elevated its profile thanks to the changing nature of work, more employee-friendly approaches and the shock to travel itself. For organizations, the related considerations include whether to…

Newly Public Numbers Show Egencia’s Leverage Of Merchant Model

Following the advent of corporate traveler self-bookings, travel management company competitors often blamed Egencia and its ilk for sparking a race to the bottom on client transaction fees. Part of the rationale was that as a more technologically oriented company, it was more efficient and enjoyed higher self-service adoption. Rivals tended to argue that they…

CWT Enlists Analytics Startup To Predict Corporate Travel Demand

Corporate travel is finally showing signs of a sustained recovery, but its susceptibility to exogenous shocks has never been more apparent. Will it return to the levels of 2019, and if so, when? That’s anyone’s guess. CWT wants its answers to be more informed and, in February, began a three-month pilot with a startup analytics…

Amadeus Pilots Solution To Better Compare Disparate Airline Offers

In addition to accessing relevant content when booking travel, making sense of offers and how they stack up continues to be a challenge. Amadeus is working with airlines, travel management companies and corporations to allow for predetermined values on the various components of bundled, branded or otherwise personalized air travel offers at the point of…

At An Inflection Point, SAP Concur Details Cloud Migration And Freezes TMC Pricing

SAP Concur this month met with travel management company partners to discuss its roadmap and its migration to Amazon Web Services from internal cloud infrastructure. Begun late last year, the move underpins features like an updated shopping experience for Concur Travel, due out later this year. SAP Concur has parted with its most recognizable industry…

As CTM Grows Geographically And With Larger Accounts, Qantas Is ‘Sadly’ An Exception To Productive Relations

Spending extra on labor ahead of demand recovery, integrating tech for productivity gains and amassing cash for more acquisitions, Corporate Travel Management is poised to be a post-pandemic winner, according to executives. Speaking last week as the company presented its financial results for the six months ending in December, they also identified a new target…

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