Posted in Payment

Under Amex’s Shadow, Travel Management Companies Tighten Payment Ties

BCD Travel on Thursday announced it would become UATP’s first travel management company issuer of lodge card accounts. An official from CWT said the TMC…

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Posted in Budgets Risk Suppliers

Recession ‘Almost Tangible’ In Corporate Travel, But Signals Are Mixed

Chicago — The next economic recession always is a matter of when. Currently in a 10-year run of strong performance, the travel industry is starting…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Serko Tries To Go Where No Corporate Online Booking Tool Has Gone Before

No independent, non-U.S. corporate booking tool provider has ever really succeeded in this market. Serko is trying to be the first. The New Zealand-based software…

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Startups Beat Varied Paths On ‘Balancing Act’ Of Travel Management Company Partnerships

Business travel startups face tough choices as they mature. TripActions and TravelPerk remain independent as their investors raise stakes in what is not a get-rich-quick…

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Posted in Distribution Methods 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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Posted in Productivity Suppliers

Andrew Jordan On How Experience Eats Product For Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

CWT EVP and chief technology officer Andrew Jordan thinks travel management companies need to reset priorities. The mindset should be less on transactions and more…

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BCD Travel To Join Stampede For Small, Midmarket Business

Business travel agency entrepreneurs sometimes say they’re not competing with large travel management companies because they are not going after the large or highly managed…

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