Posted in Methods Suppliers

Airfare Consolidator Mondee Acquires Rocketrip

Seven-year-old Rocketrip has a new home. The company that popularized incentive programs to encourage travelers to beat benchmark trip costs now is part of Mondee…

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Posted in Productivity Risk Sustainability

TMC In Québec Plans Q1 Launch For Travel Management Communications Platform

Montréal-based travel management company Encore Travel last year created a spinoff tech firm to take on the many challenges of internal travel program communications. With…

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Posted in Culture Methods Policy

Op Ed: Fernão Loureiro On A How To Bring Gamification To Your Travel Program

Bringing competition and rewards into travel programs is a debatable practice. Some don’t see reason enough to incentivize employees for following the rules. Others see…

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As Acquis Consulting-Backed Startup Takes On Rocketrip, Pros Remain Divided On Rewards

Tripkicks is a new tech company focused on helping companies spend less on business travel through employee incentives. Its approach is similar to that of…

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Big Clients Signal Acceptance As Rocketrip Signs General Electric, Twitter

[UPDATE, April 26, 2017: Rocketrip said Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Deem, Ovation Corporate Travel, Sabre and Travel Leaders Corporate joined Concur in its partnership program.] Rocketrip…

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All The Rage: Rewards

Business travel startups are huge right now. New-entrant corporate booking tool NexTravel is working on its mobile app. Artificial intelligence and text bots are making a go…

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Posted in Methods Sustainability

T-Mobile’s Travelers Are Reforesting Haiti

Gamification found footing in T-Mobile’s corporate travel program. Yes, travelers get badges and points for complying with corporate policies, but that’s hardly the point. And yes, the…

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