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Dispatch 7

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…

CWT Endorses Traxo

It’s easy to understand why a travel management company would think twice about declaring support for Traxo. The company’s data capture solution helps corporations justify loosening booking channel policies. That’s outdated thinking, according to Traxo, its customers and some other observers. Regardless, Traxo announced work with American Express Global Business Travel last year. Now, it…

Amex GBT Wins Citi, Develops Its Services For Companies Across The Spectrum

Interviewing American Express Global Business Travel CEO Paul Abbott during a Sept. 7 investor meeting, Citi equities analyst Pete Christiansen referenced a “really good” financial services company that GBT had recently won. Turns out, it’s Citi. Implementation in multiple countries is due by year-end, sources said.  CWT, which declined to comment, has been Citibank’s primary…

Why Corporate Hotel Rates Will Keep Rising

Though some forecasters expect moderation next year, corporate hotel rates continue to rise. There are several reasons, notably inflation, cost pressures and lagging corporate recovery relative to other segments. While several hotel executives in recent weeks said all three challenges were easing, they also described a “normalized” environment featuring elevated pricing levels. Buyers should expect…

Is Airline Service A Difference-Maker? Not Really, Say Corporate Travel Folks

In its opposition to proposed U.S. federal protections for air travelers, IATA last month said passengers could “take their loyalty to other carriers if they are not satisfied with service levels.” In corporate travel, this is more theory than practice. While compensation for inconvenience would be nice, individual business travelers with options tend to favor…

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