Posted in Distribution Productivity Suppliers

Why Did Four Big Hotel Companies Invest $50 Million In Third-Party Meetings Tech?

Buyers and sellers want an improved meetings sourcing process. They complain about the complexity and the volume of requests for proposals needed for the task….

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Posted in Culture Negotiating

Boeing, EY Buyers Demonstrate Why Dynamic Hotel Pricing Isn’t For Everybody

Chicago — GBTA billed the session as a point-counterpoint. Well-known and charismatic buyers from two very large companies would debate the merits of using dynamic…

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Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

Results Are In: Corporates Held The Line On Negotiated 2019 Hotel Rates, Tripbam Clients Did Better

With another annual contracting season mostly in the rear view, the three largest travel management companies reported modest increases in their clients’ negotiated corporate hotel…

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Posted in Payment

With Success Stories Piling Up, Industry Seeks Common Virtual Payment Processes

San Diego – Industry players are working to smooth out the rough spots in virtual payment for managed travel. Even without commonality across all the…

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Posted in Careers Culture

Substantial Progress On Gender Balance Eludes Business Travel Professionals

EasyJet last month took heat for a gender pay disparity that it attributed to the preponderance of males among its pilots. The company also is…

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Posted in Distribution Negotiating Suppliers

Hilton Ends Test Of Seven-Day Cancellation Rates

For those who found Hilton’s restrictive “flexible” rates problematic, there’s some good news. A Hilton official confirmed the hotel company ended a test of those…

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Posted in Budgets Negotiating

Not Steeply And Not Everywhere, Average U.S. Hotel Rates To Rise Again In 2017

[UPDATE, June 28, 2017: BCD Travel’s Advito suggested that hotel demand in North America “may have passed its peak.” As such, the consulting unit tweaked…

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