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HotelHub: Rates Keep Rising Despite ‘Concerning’ International Booking Trends

HotelHub: Rates Keep Rising Despite ‘Concerning’ International Booking Trends

Global corporate hotel booking volume continues to build, but pressure on consumer spending and hotel rate hikes have companies keeping travelers closer to home and extending trips to get a bigger bang for their buck, according to a new report from booking platform HotelHub.  The company’s director of business development, Paul Raymond, saw the data…

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In April, 85 percent of more than 600 buyer and supplier respondents told GBTA they “like” or “love” working in the business travel industry. “Once you’re in it, no matter how hard you try, you don’t leave,” said GBTA VP of education and engagement Jill Koronkiewicz. “You keep coming back. It’s inclusive and welcoming; there…

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As American Airlines all but dismantles corporate sales, airline industry pundits scrutinized AA’s latest arguments about going small and emphasizing competitiveness via network and loyalty. The strategy illustrates diversification among big airlines that adds to these challenging times for corporate travel buyers. Chief commercial officer Vasu Raja on March 4 told Wall Street analysts that…

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Reaction: Responding to Scott Gillespie’s Op Ed on how today’s corporate travel market demands “long-sighted travel policies” prioritizing value and sustainability over traditional cost-cutting, readers generally agreed with the need for change. Microsoft’s Eric Bailey echoed the goal of reducing emissions and minimizing low-value trips but suggested different methods. He recommended carbon taxes and budget…

New Emburse CEO Aims To Double Revenue
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New Emburse CEO Aims To Double Revenue

Emburse has a new CEO and an ambitious goal. Owned by private equity firm K1 Investment Management, the purveyor of expense and travel management products by Chrome River, Tripbam, the former Roadmap and other brands, on Monday announced that longtime technology industry leader Marne Martin replaced Eric Friedrichsen as CEO.  Friedrichsen became a board member….

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With cost savings from NDC “not turning out to be what it was meant to be,” Air France’s chief commercial officer last week lambasted American Airlines‘ distribution plan. “American Airlines is leading the way — they think they’re leading the way — in new distribution strategies,” said Angus Clarke during an Air France-KLM Group investor…

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On the boards of a set of 14 business travel suppliers tracked by The Company Dime, female representation doubled between 2012 and 2023 to 30 percent. One of them has a woman serving as chair, the same number in that role among the group as in 2017 and 2012. The number of female CEOs in…

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