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ATPCO’s New Distribution Storefront Needs Stars To Align

Airline Tariff Publishing Company and its Routehappy subsidiary are out to change how air travelers view and compare flight options. Developed with the Big Three U.S. airlines, the new idea relies on a star ratings system like the one used for hotels. ATPCO calls the initiative the Next Generation Storefront. It’s meant to modernize indirect…

A Few Minutes With GoldSpring Consulting, Episode 1

Welcome to a new audio feature as The Company Dime interviews the industry veterans at GoldSpring Consulting about developments in travel management. In this first installment, recorded Feb. 7, 2019, GoldSpring partner Neil Hammond talks to Jay Campbell about industry activity in which providers seek more ownership of the user experience.

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…

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