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Kayak Eyes Managed Corporate Travel As Its Parent Company Invests In Serko, A Potential Enabler

Meta search company Kayak as early as last year began exploring a business travel gateway to supplier sites and online travel agencies which could include…

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BCD Travel Opens Up More APIs To Smooth Corporate Travel’s Innovation Friction

BCD Travel this week said it extended its SolutionSource marketplace concept, giving external developers more application programming interfaces to work with. The related, publicly available…

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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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Direct Travel Partners For Flight Disruption Compensation As Passenger Protections Spread To Canada

Some firms provide hotel rate assurance by rebooking rooms at lower prices. Others help travelers seek compensation for cancelled or heavily delayed flights. Los Angeles-based…

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After Buying Spree, Omnia Partners Is Among GPOs Focusing On Corporate Travel

Last year Altour joined Direct Travel as a travel management service provider within the portfolio of group purchasing organization Omnia Partners. In October, Christopherson Business…

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How Has The Quarterly TMC Account Review Changed? Ask Your ‘Client Consulting Manager’

At one time the main opportunity for travel management companies to deliver data to their clients was the quarterly review. But advances in data management…

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