Posted in Methods Negotiating Suppliers

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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Posted in Negotiating Reporting Suppliers

New Tripbam Benchmarking And Auditing Services Take Aim At Hotel Revenue Management Trickery

Tripbam announced benchmarking and hotel performance assessment tools enabling clients to determine if they’re getting appropriate discounts, why negotiated rates aren’t being used and where they…

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Posted in Payment Productivity Reporting

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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New Certification Programs Emerge For Hotel Safety And Security Vetting

Despite the priority of safety and security for business travelers, few employers comprehensively vet the hotels they use. It’s time-consuming and expensive. Two new organizations…

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Posted in Culture Distribution Suppliers

Siemens Fixates On Ingenuity With TripLink, Blockchain, Hotel Sourcing Farmed To HRS

The decision by Siemens to move all hotel sourcing to HRS isn’t only about improving the $101 billion industrial manufacturer’s lodging program. It supports a…

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Posted in Negotiating Service

HRS Tests Blockchain For Corporate Hotel Negotiations, Check-In Procedures

One of the first applications of blockchain to corporate travel is in the works at hotel distribution and contracting specialist HRS. Spurred in part by…

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The Year In Polls: Travel Risk Is Ubiquitous, Preparation Isn’t

It’s clear that travel risk management is a top priority for travel management professionals (1, 2). Recent industry research, though, showed companies are at varying stages…

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