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New In Domestic Travel Risk Assessments: Sobering Hospital Stats

On top of worries about contracting Covid, employees and employers can’t forget that car accidents, heart attacks and other emergencies happen during business travel. Hospital capacity wasn’t traditionally a factor that U.S. corporates needed to consider for domestic trips, but that’s all changed with intensive care units now at or near capacity in several states….

As Associations Explore Virtual Payment Standards, Providers Push Solutions

Corporate travel players continue to smooth out the seams in virtual payment use, especially at hotel check-in where confusion remains commonplace. Sabre is testing the placement of virtual payment indicators along with booking info in its global distribution system. Associations are working on a new payment “channel” that would operate in parallel to booking channels….

U.S. Bank To Bring All-In-One Mobile Travel And Expense App To Frequent Travelers, Building On A Solution For Infrequent Ones

U.S. Bank and Chrome River will add travel booking and features for road warriors to their mobile app that unites virtual payment and expense reporting.  Announced in May and still in testing, the Expense Wizard app initially targets infrequent travelers, non-employees like job candidates and contractors, and anyone else without individual corporate cards. Travel management…

Grasp Advances Virtual Payment Integration With Online Booking Tools

Released last month, Grasp Technologies’ latest version of the GraspPay virtual payment system integrates with online booking tools via XML connections. Aside from SAP Concur’s work to integrate virtual payment with its Compleat mid-office system, no parties had accomplished seamless online booking tool integration, Grasp vice president Dave Lukas claimed. Lukas said Grasp’s “prominent integrations” are…

Mega TMCs Explore New Data Sources

Big travel management companies are seeking new sources of data even as they work to improve the quality of info from more traditional inputs. American Express Global Business Travel on a “case by case” basis works with clients to incorporate data on sales performance and employee attrition. After completing an upgrade last year of its AnalytIQs platform,…

Op Ed: Dave Lukas On Solving Data Quality Issues In T&E

Today’s advisor is Dave Lukas, vice president and chief sales officer for Grasp Technologies. He walks through five steps to tackle a longstanding industry challenge. They include creating standards, feedback loops and service level agreements. He then implores business travel professionals to pursue continuous improvement. Everywhere you look there is data. And everywhere you turn,…

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