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Trondent Tries To Improve Pre-Trip Approval

One view of pre-trip approval is that it’s a critical tool for controlling travel spending and employee movements. Another says it’s red tape. Some see…

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Posted in Distribution

CWT CEO Backs GDSs, Schools Court On Costs Of Corporate Travel Distribution

Trial testimony by CWT president and CEO Kurt Ekert proved instructive for anyone looking to understand travel management company dependence on global distribution systems. There…

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Explainer: TMC Profit Margins

It’s not unusual to hear travel management company executives talk about their small profit margins, but their margins are average to above average compared with…

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Posted in Culture Productivity

Op Ed: Tristan Smith On How Professionals, Processes and Partners Scale Your Business

Don’t go it alone. That’s a key message from Tristan Smith, Egencia VP of customer success for small and medium enterprises. Providing pointers for companies…

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Posted in Methods Policy Risk

Norwegian Government Agency Modifies Traveler Behavior Using Distaste For Doing Expense Reports Twice

Some business travelers find the process of creating and submitting expense reports so loathsome that they’ll do anything to avoid it. They’ll even follow policy!…

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Applying Variable Fee On NDC Bookings, Egencia To Access Lufthansa ‘Light’ Fares

Economy “Light” fares from Lufthansa Group carriers will be available to Egencia users in 10 European markets from Sept. 23. This is made possible by…

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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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