Corporate Travel Management

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…

American Express Global Business Travel’s ‘Peer’ Set Shows Investors Multiple Ways To View TMCs

When American Express Global Business Travel last month announced plans to go public during the first half of this year via a merger with a blank check company, it noted a set of “most relevant” publicly traded peer companies. These included the only public travel agency firm totally focused on business, Australia-based Corporate Travel Management,…

As TMCs Work Through Staffing Challenges, Clients Envision The Counselor Of The Future

It’s a chicken-and-egg scenario as corporate travel management companies face hard decisions on staffing. When clients resume traveling, they need reliable, expert service more than ever. But with demand in doubt, how proactive can TMCs be in bringing back their people and recruiting more? It’s a question that begets more. How have agent roles been…

Amex GBT Claims ‘Highest’ Net Promoter Scores Based On McKinsey Survey It Won’t Share

Among the materials made public last week by American Express Global Business Travel was a chart showing how the Net Promoter Score for Egencia and Amex GBT exceeded those of some key rivals, in some cases by quite a bit. GBT didn’t conduct the study; McKinsey & Co. ran it in July and August for…

Op Ed: Danny Hood On Recovery Strategies For The Travel Industry

Danny Hood has seen it all during a career spanning four decades. In 1993 he joined WorldTravel Partners, which became WorldTravel BTI in 2001 and BCD Travel in 2006. He served the company as president of the Americas until 2010. Over the years, corporate travel boomed and busted a few times, and Hood was involved…

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