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Startups Beat Varied Paths On ‘Balancing Act’ Of Travel Management Company Partnerships

Business travel startups face tough choices as they mature. TripActions and TravelPerk remain independent as their investors raise stakes in what is not a get-rich-quick…

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Withering On The Vine? Sabre’s TripCase Slips In Managed Business Travel While TripIt Keeps Adding Features

The United States Patent and Trademark Office in February granted Sabre a patent on “post-booking travel assistance and organization.” This covers some key functions in…

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Posted in Distribution Methods Suppliers

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…

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Consulting Firm Puts Incumbent Concur Travel To The User Experience Test

When you’re looking for a new booking tool experience, it’s nice to work at a company with its own user experience experts. Not thrilled with…

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Service Providers See Growing Interest In Travel Manager Outsourcing

Travel manager outsourcing is getting more attention among some service providers. Representatives from travel management companies and independent consultants gave a few reasons for more…

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Small Accounts Aren’t Worth The Effort, So Claire Chatbot Seeks TMC Users

Three unidentified travel management companies have enlisted 30SecondsToFly’s Claire chatbot, according to co-founder Felicia Schneiderhan. Claire’s parent is de-emphasizing direct client servicing in favor of…

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Flight Centre Buys Into Sam App’s Co-Developer

You’re making a pitch in an unfamiliar city. The flight home is in a couple of hours, but you’re making headway with the client. Your…

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