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Liberalized European Rail Market Will Mean More Choices, And For Corporate Travel Aggregation, More Challenges

The Europe Union next year is set to complete the transition to a single market for rail services. The result should be more choice for…

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Package Concept For Hotel Attachment Highlights Egencia’s Intriguing Position Between Suppliers And Buyers

Packages don’t really work in business travel. Ask Upside. What about a variation? Egencia in April incorporated “add-on rates,” first announced for its desktop version…

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Mark Hollyhead On Capturing More Customer Value In Business Travel

Creating a successful corporate travel platform in today’s fast-changing market means serving several masters. Egencia COO Mark Hollyhead describes the need to unlock value for…

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United Wants To Grow Its Clutch Of Alternative Distribution Options With NDC-Compliant Corporate Bundles For Concur Users

New York – United Airlines is working to begin pilot tests with multiple corporate clients of negotiated, “dynamic” fare bundles facilitated by New Distribution Capability-compliant…

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When Using Hotel Rates From Expedia Or Booking Means Inferior Service

Adding hotel content from online travel agencies to corporate travel systems seems like a way to enhance trust in company programs. But it presents problems….

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TripActions Installs New Supplier Relations Head Over Veteran Brindley

Describing itself as a disruptor to the “traditional agency/supplier/distribution relationship,” TripActions on Monday announced a restructured supplier relations group. The company hired Daniel Finkel, formerly of…

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Caroline Strachan On The Move To Attribute-Based Online Travel Shopping

Corporate online booking tools have their detractors. Everyone has an opinion on how to make them better. That includes Festive Road managing partner Caroline Strachan….

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