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In Two Big Travel Management Company Accessibility Programs, No Extra Charge

Serving people with disabilities may cost more for travel management companies, but two big ones said clients won’t be asked to cover that. CWT is poised to unveil a new accessibility program. American Express Global Business Travel announced one in December. Amex GBT director of global VIP strategy Penny Clauson runs her company’s service, which…

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Reaction: Responding to Scott Gillespie’s Op Ed on how today’s corporate travel market demands “long-sighted travel policies” prioritizing value and sustainability over traditional cost-cutting, readers generally agreed with the need for change. Microsoft’s Eric Bailey echoed the goal of reducing emissions and minimizing low-value trips but suggested different methods. He recommended carbon taxes and budget…

Tripism Seeks New Traveler Engagement Avenues With TMC Partnership Model

An engagement platform offering traveling employees a central source for corporate program info, Tripism last month announced an agreement with U.K.-based Good Travel Management to bring its services to small and medium-sized enterprises.  Unlike Tripism’s direct work with large corporates and its partnership with BCD Travel, in the case of GTM, the TMC is the client….

With Finance Picture Brightening, CWT Brings Back Koetting

CWT confirmed it hired Mike Koetting, who retired in early 2022 from SAP Concur after more than 11 years there. Meanwhile, Fitch Ratings on Monday said it expected CWT to get back to positive free cash flow next year. Koetting rejoined the travel management company last month as chief transformation officer, reporting to CWT president…

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On the boards of a set of 14 business travel suppliers tracked by The Company Dime, female representation doubled between 2012 and 2023 to 30 percent. One of them has a woman serving as chair, the same number in that role among the group as in 2017 and 2012. The number of female CEOs in…

Spotnana Gets Walmart Nod As Partner CWT Trades Equity For Reduced Debt

Retail giant Walmart began a pilot with Spotnana to make use of airline NDC distribution. “We have decided that we are going to roll out through Spotnana starting with some of our U.S. travelers,” said Theresa Gehler, global travel procurement director for the $611 billion retailer, during a Thursday Spotnana-sponsored webinar hosted by The BTN…

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