Posted in Risk Service Suppliers

Reporter’s Notebook: Announcements Timed With GBTA Convention Address Recovery, Risk, Service

The Global Business Travel Association on Wednesday welcomed back its Media Day event at the start of the annual convention. More series of presentations than…

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Will Required Hotel Guest Vaccinations Hit Corporate Travel?

While there are plenty of Covid vaccine mandates for indoor places around the country and the world, there are few for hotels. In the United…

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Posted in Payment Productivity Reporting

Growth In Contactless Payment Acceptance Creates Opportunity For Virtual Cards

The sharp increase in U.S. merchant contactless payment capability during the pandemic is increasing the appeal of virtual payment by tackling one of its many…

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Posted in Negotiating Risk Suppliers Sustainability

Reporter’s Notebook: Feds On Health Passports, Buyers On TMC Services, Hotel Sourcing Strategies, Going Green In Lodging

Today’s industry dialogue is all about how and when business travel comes back. A big part of the how is making travelers feel confident and…

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Posted in Careers

Incoming Executive Director Neufang Agreed With Some Of The Sharpest Criticism Of GBTA’s Board

“Well said, Mike.” Suzanne Neufang’s short comment was one of a few dozen posted on LinkedIn in June 2020 responding to an explanation by SAP…

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Posted in Negotiating Reporting Suppliers

GetThere’s Founders Return To Lead Hotel RFP Technology Company BTP Automation

Twenty-five years ago in Palo Alto, Calif., Internet Travel Network made the first online airline reservation. Founders Al Whaley, Dan Whaley and Bruce Yoxsimer took…

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As Tripbam Spins Up Hotel Sourcing Service, Chains Oppose Getting Cut Out

Corporate customers constantly reshopping rates is bad for hotels, but so long as properties publish lower rates, revenue managers have little recourse. It didn’t matter…

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