Posted in Productivity Suppliers

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…

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Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

Results Are In: Corporates Held The Line On Negotiated 2019 Hotel Rates, Tripbam Clients Did Better

With another annual contracting season mostly in the rear view, the three largest travel management companies reported modest increases in their clients’ negotiated corporate hotel…

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Posted in Distribution Negotiating Suppliers

Some Clients Find Use Of HRS Can Be At Odds With Travel Management Companies

HRS is expanding its reach, adding services and picking up big-name clients. As it does, it steps on the toes of some travel management companies,…

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Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

How Good Is Apple’s Deal With United? Here Are Some Benchmarks

It’s tempting to try to ascertain Apple’s discount on business class airfares between San Francisco and Shanghai after this month’s leak of United Airlines client information. The…

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Posted in Methods Productivity Reporting

Counting The Ways To Integrate Travel And Expense, Authorized Or Otherwise

Business travel agency startup TripActions is pushing the boundaries of collaboration with examples of both authorized and unauthorized expense management integration. The company today announced…

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Posted in Culture Policy Risk

Researchers Advocate Doing More For The Safety Of Female Business Travelers

When it comes to the needs of women business travelers, safety and security understandably are the top issues. The considerations range from ground transportation safety…

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Posted in Methods Policy Reporting

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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