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As Travel Managers Review Tech Stacks, SAP Rebuilds Concur Travel

Overshadowed by the novel coronavirus, SAP Concur in March revealed that this year it would rebuild its legacy travel booking tool. As Concur embarks on a redo that some call overdue, it won’t be the only fresh interface on the market. Serko and WhereTo remain relatively new in North America. The company with nine lives,…

Op Ed: Igor Marchal On The Future Of Car Rental Distribution

Car rental companies can’t sufficiently differentiate their products or provide a modern shopping experience within the current distribution framework. That’s according to travel industry veteran Igor Marchal of Klomat Consulting. Drawing on his experiences at CWT, Expedia and Europcar, Marchal explains the constraints currently hindering the car rental industry and suggests a course of action….

BCD Travel Buys Adelman Travel Group

BCD Travel acquired Milwaukee-based travel management company Adelman Travel Group, a member of the BCD Travel Affiliates program. Terms were not disclosed. BCD Travel in 2015 acquired World Travel Service and in 2017 raised its position in Acendas Travel. Last month it bought a majority stake in Japan-based partner Hitachi Travel Bureau. That followed investments…

Solving The Business Traveler’s Ground Dilemma: Hail, Schedule Or Rent?

Most business travelers need wheels or rails to get to and from the airport and move around at their destinations. Finding and booking many of the various options is getting easier. Seeing price comparisons before making decisions is the next mile. Mobile apps provided by Lyft and Uber fill the need for convenient rides throughout…

Connected Car Rental Fleets Go Mainstream

Connected vehicles are entering the fast lane of car rental. Familiar to corporate fleet managers, the concept uses telematics for two-way communications between vehicles and operations management. It underpins many of the new services coming to an evolving ground transport sector. Connected fleets promise speedier vehicle pick-up and return. Geofenced vehicles immediately communicate fuel level,…

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.

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 Travel contracted with the Inter-University Council Purchasing Group of Ohio. These TMCs see consortia as a way to get their feet in the door among networks of dozens or hundreds…

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