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Corporate Travel, Science And Faith: GBTA CEO Scott Solombrino And President Bhart Sarin In Their Own Words

Before he got benched, GBTA CEO Scott Solombrino spent a lot of time recording videoconference conversations about the ongoing health and economic crises. He spoke almost exclusively with executives of travel suppliers that supported the organization. It was part of his effort to create a “media powerhouse,” as he described it to staff. Solombrino didn’t…

Deem Signs Former GetThere Clients Apple, Toyota For Online Booking Technology

Deem picked up online booking contracts with Apple and Toyota — big wins for a company that’s had plenty of ups and downs.  Acquired by Enterprise Holdings last year, Deem powers the car rental company’s small business site and is a key tech provider to other ground transportation firms. Now with Apple and Toyota’s U.S….

As Travel Managers Review Tech Stacks, SAP Rebuilds Concur Travel

Overshadowed by the novel coronavirus, SAP Concur in March revealed that this year it would rebuild its legacy travel booking tool. As Concur embarks on a redo that some call overdue, it won’t be the only fresh interface on the market. Serko and WhereTo remain relatively new in North America. The company with nine lives,…

Minneapolis TMC Makes Hay With Subscription Model

Startups are not the only travel management providers trying out new pricing models. Thirty-six-year-old family business ProfessionalTravelService.com, a Travel Leaders Group affiliate, is based in Minneapolis but lives online. Using Deem or SAP Concur, clients don’t pay online transaction fees as the TMC relies on supplier commissions and incentive payments. Services include traveler tracking through…

WhereTo Wants To Be The Large Enterprise’s Business Travel Startup

A newish company with a not-so-new travel manager, Snap Inc. may invite new corporate booking tool WhereTo to bid on its business this summer. Just being in the conversation is a boost for WhereTo, which has been working behind the scenes for a few years with a large, press-shy corporate patron. For big U.S.-based companies,…

Solving The Business Traveler’s Ground Dilemma: Hail, Schedule Or Rent?

Most business travelers need wheels or rails to get to and from the airport and move around at their destinations. Finding and booking many of the various options is getting easier. Seeing price comparisons before making decisions is the next mile. Mobile apps provided by Lyft and Uber fill the need for convenient rides throughout…

Op Ed: Tony D’Astolfo On The Compromises Of Corporate Online Booking Tools

Corporate travel veteran and Serko senior vice president of North America Tony D’Astolfo takes us through how corporate booking tools got to where they are — under-appreciated and criticized. He challenges readers to think about where they should go from here and highlights hard questions travel managers need to ask. “How did things ever get…

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