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Microsoft, Tripism Pioneer Account-Specific Supplier Offers

Building on work with launch client Microsoft, Tripism’s employee feedback-based, intranet-enhancing engagement platform now features dynamic offers from preferred suppliers. The functionality comes at no cost…

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IHG Fires Up Initial B2B Sales Components Of New Tech Platform

A year ago this week, IHG announced a new operating structure. One part is an “integrated commercial and technology” organization that combines tech development for sales…

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Posted in Distribution Methods Payment Suppliers

Blockchain Startups Take On Hotel Commission Processing

People disagree on how much and when, but blockchain seems destined to improve how hotels track and pay commissions to travel management companies. This always…

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Buyers, Hotels Walk The Walk On RFP Angst

Complaining about the hotel request for proposals process is an annual rite. During the past few years, more buyers, hoteliers and intermediaries did something about…

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Conichi Trades ‘Sexy’ Stuff For Fundamentals

As interesting as the next new thing can be, sometimes it’s the boring old stuff that needs attention. Core processes, data capture, spend management. Yawn. When…

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GDSs Power Up In Hotel Arms Race

GDS operators continue to beef up hotel content and make it easier for travel agents to get at. Among recent moves, Travelport began negotiating its own…

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Carlson Wagonlit’s RoomIt Builds Tech For Midmarket, Partners For Large

Carlson Wagonlit Travel is showing it’s serious about lodging, with 150 people already in its RoomIt dedicated hotel division, and more to come next year….

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