Posted in Distribution Negotiating Suppliers

Minneapolis TMC Makes Hay With Subscription Model

Startups are not the only travel management providers trying out new pricing models. Thirty-six-year-old family business ProfessionalTravelService.com, a Travel Leaders Group affiliate, is based in…

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Posted in Policy

Steve Glenn On Enforcing Your Travel Policy, Or Getting Rid Of It

Without a travel policy, an organization doesn’t have much of a managed travel program. And when there is a formal policy, many travelers don’t follow…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

What’s Behind The Upsurge In Airline Commissions?

Total commissions paid to travel agencies by U.S. airlines in 2017 reversed a 20-year trend and jumped 15 percent year over year, according to U.S….

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Posted in Policy Suppliers

Questioning The Advance Purchase Airfare Axiom

Is it still a bad idea to wait until the last few days before a flight to buy a ticket? Yes. However, extra capacity and low-fare…

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GDS Private Channel Concerns, Challenges U.S. Travel Management Companies

[UPDATE, Nov. 21, 2017: A Delta Air Lines official confirmed that its seat availability is is “identical across carriers, to the last available seat” with…

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Posted in Distribution Productivity

New Corporate Booking Platform Using Artificial Intelligence

There’s a new player in corporate booking technology. Before the year is out it expects to activate a booking portal for an undisclosed Fortune 10…

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Posted in Productivity Suppliers

NuTravel Mobile Booking Plan Draws Travel Management Company Interest

Three travel management companies this week displayed varying degrees of interest in booking tool provider nuTravel’s plan to integrate with mobile app developers. NuTravel’s first…

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