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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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 Negotiating Reporting Suppliers

AA Builds Reporting Portal As Big Three U.S. Carriers Share More Client Data, Push Soft Benefits

The three major U.S. network airlines are big on providing account-specific information. This can relate to spending, contract performance, ancillary services and operational metrics. Delta…

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Posted in Payment Risk

Fraudsters Busted For Stealing $1 Million Through T&E Card, Expense Processes

A Connecticut woman this week pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million from her company during a three-year period to 2016 by exploiting payment…

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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 Negotiating Suppliers

Consultancies Advocate Rightsized TMC Sourcing

Festive Road is a travel consultancy for the social media age. It’s got excellent communicators. Heck, it has The Company Dime as a partner (see…

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Posted in Policy

In Defense Of Corporate Travel Policy

Corporate travel policy has taken a lot of grief lately. It’s too long, so nobody reads it. It’s not traveler-centric. It doesn’t incorporate “behavioral economics.”…

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