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Notebook: Buyers Explain Challenges Of Managing Non-Employee Travel
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Notebook: Buyers Explain Challenges Of Managing Non-Employee Travel

How much to invest in support for recruits, board members, interns, consultants, contractors and other guest travelers can be a tough call, according to speakers at GBTA’s convention last month. BCD Travel and Fox World Travel are among the latest providers to come up with solutions for this headache of the non-profiled. The booking, payment,…

Emburse Buys Tripbam
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Emburse Buys Tripbam

[UPDATE, July 19, 2023: The CEOs of both companies offered some additional details here.”] Spend management provider Emburse on Tuesday agreed to acquire Tripbam, the Dallas-based firm best known for hotel rate assurance. Terms were not disclosed. Founded by corporate travel veteran Steve Reynolds a decade ago, Tripbam also offers airfare reshopping, sourcing services for…

‘Not A Friend’ Of The Travel Manager: AA Turns Another Screw With Auto-Rebooking Ban
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‘Not A Friend’ Of The Travel Manager: AA Turns Another Screw With Auto-Rebooking Ban

“Corporate customers object to American Airlines decision.” Is this even news anymore? This week’s disclosure that the carrier will crack down on automated rebooking when fares drop casts uncertainty over a spend management practice widely used by corporates and travel management companies.  On May 1, AA published revised agreements governing travel agency relationships, with updated…

Conferma Preps More Contactless Payment, The ‘Final Piece’ In Virtual Card Success
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Conferma Preps More Contactless Payment, The ‘Final Piece’ In Virtual Card Success

Sabre-owned virtual payments company Conferma Pay expects by January to provision virtual cards into digital wallets for travel bookings. It’s another means for virtual payment to dispense with 20th-century technology. Faxes now handle a minority of Conferma Pay’s virtual card authorizations to hotel properties, with more reliable, secure email and API connections growing in usage…

Coupa And Its Community Want To Defend Your Spend
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Coupa And Its Community Want To Defend Your Spend

[CLARIFICATIONS, May 18: Adding details for this article, a spokesperson indicated that Coupa already “prescribes” travel sourcing opportunities. What’s yet to come is the automatic creation of sourcing events: “Today, our Travel Insights will recommend sourcing opportunities with a supplier. What the team is envisioning for the future is where silos are removed between the…

CWT Will Move Clients Off Coupa Product To New Price Assurance Tools

CWT Will Move Clients Off Coupa Product To New Price Assurance Tools

CWT is testing with some clients new airfare and hotel price assurance systems using homegrown and third-party technology. CWT gets its current reshopping solutions from the former Yapta, which Coupa acquired more than two years ago for just shy of $100 million. Coupa in July said it decided to end relationships with some travel management…

Claiming Dramatic Growth, Ramp Builds Travel Management Lite
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Claiming Dramatic Growth, Ramp Builds Travel Management Lite

Not yet three years old, New York-based Ramp Business Corporation last month confirmed new financing of $750 million at a valuation of $8.1 billion. It announced that more than 5,000 businesses were on its platform, which “is powering over $5 billion of annualized payments volume.” It’s a tech firm that offers payments rather than a…

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