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Enterprise To Buy Deem

Enterprise Holdings plans to acquire Deem by the end of this quarter as part of a deal announced Thursday. The companies did not disclose terms. “Deem will continue to operate autonomously,” according to a press statement, “and offer its suite of business travel technology including air and hotel as well as ground transportation options across…

Adelman, Deem Support Enterprise’s Expanded Small Business Offering

Building on its 2016 investment, Enterprise Holdings Inc. early this year acquired more of corporate booking tool and ground tech provider Deem. An internal Deem communication indicated EHI was “increasing their stake in a big way,” though Deem CEO, COO and president John Rizzo last week downplayed the description. He said EHI remained “a minority investor.” EHI…

Caveat Emptor: ‘Hidden’ Fees Are A Ground Transportation Industry Fixture

In a business travel sector as dynamic and competitive as ground transportation, there’s a lot to keep up with. While it’s got some new twists, one thing that hasn’t changed is the buyer’s need to heed add-on charges. “It’s a massive issue,” claimed Blacklane CEO and co-founder Jens Wohltorf during a phone interview last month. “The creativity…

With Ground Transport Technology In Flux, Where Is A Travel Manager To Begin?

When Sandy Miller’s Basin Street Partners got the opportunity to invest in Carey International about two years ago, it had little competition. The moneyed thought ride hailing companies would swallow the ground transportation sector. Two months ago, Miller took the CEO role at the chauffeured car company, which looks a bit different than it did when the…

Mike Daly Leaves Deem For Freebird

Freebird hired as senior vice president of sales Mike Daly, a corporate travel veteran who left Deem after 13 years. Three-year-old, Cambridge, Mass.-based Freebird offers flight disruption protection through travel management companies. When flights are disrupted, Freebird looks for better ways to get customers to their destinations and pays for new tickets from revenues derived from…

Deem To Push Hotel, Ground Attachment With Mobile Messaging Service

Deem is working on mobile messaging to remind travelers to book hotels and ground transportation if they didn’t do so when making an airline reservation. The company plans to make it available through Apple iOS and Google Android messaging applications starting in the fourth quarter. Deem will expand the service in 2019 to cover flight…

After False Starts, Lyft And Uber Use TMC Partners For Deeper Corporate Travel Inroads

Lyft and Uber are feeling their way into the corporate market. Lyft had a rebate program. That’s done. Uber For Business had free and premium tiers. Now it’s all premium. Both fast-growing ride-hailing companies are aligning with corporate travel management companies but so far mostly for referrals. It’s clear these remain early days. Lyft has…

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