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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies Line Up To Take Advantage Of Travel Industry Reset

Who would buy into the travel industry right now? Some are betting on the public. American Express Global Business Travel chair Greg O’Hara, Teplis Travel…

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Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

HRS Approach To 2021 RFPs Annoys Chains, Recalls Questions About Contracting With Brands Or Properties

HRS tested the patience of some hoteliers with a decision to direct client requests for proposals to individual properties rather than brand representatives.  According to…

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Lodging 2021: Choose Your Own Adventure

GBTA a few months ago attempted to create an industry consensus behind rolling over 2020 hotel rates to 2021. Hotel companies were for it. They…

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Posted in Careers Suppliers

Corporate Travel, Science And Faith: GBTA CEO Scott Solombrino And President Bhart Sarin In Their Own Words

Before he got benched, GBTA CEO Scott Solombrino spent a lot of time recording videoconference conversations about the ongoing health and economic crises. He spoke…

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With Support Wilting, Solombrino Apologizes And GBTA Board Hires Trusted Legal Partner To Investigate New Allegations

Readers, please note our Disclosure about conflicts of interest at the bottom of this article. The GBTA board of directors asked law firm Polsinelli to…

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Feeling The Burn, Travel Suppliers Focus On Cash And Cost Cuts

Lodging and transportation companies lost money in the first quarter and they’re losing more during the second. What matters now is shoring up liquidity and…

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Hyatt Enlists Safehotels For Audits, Optional Property Certification

Fulfilling duty of care on lodging is tricky. How far should one travel or security department go to ensure preferred properties meet standards for safety…

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