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On the boards of a set of 14 business travel suppliers tracked by The Company Dime, female representation doubled between 2012 and 2023 to 30 percent. One of them has a woman serving as chair, the same number in that role among the group as in 2017 and 2012. The number of female CEOs in…

Big Hotel Firms Fight For Midscale Extended-Stay Guests As Use Cases Proliferate

Hoping to capitalize on the work-from-anywhere phenomenon that led to more flexibility for workers, more relocations and longer lengths of stay, big hotel companies are adding new brands in the midscale extended-stay segment. Since last fall, Best Western, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott and Wyndham each announced new products in the space. They augment these companies’ pre-existing…

Grasp’s Virtual Payment Solution Strives For Standard Status

More hotel chains are adopting a solution developed by Grasp Technologies and Marriott International for the vexing problem of communicating virtual payment instructions to properties. “Right now, we’ve launched with Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Hyatt,” said Grasp senior sales director for virtual payments Stacey Mack during a webinar last week. “We will bring on more…

Never Universal, Dynamic Hotel Discounts Lose Appeal In Seller’s Market

That they see the lodging sector as a seller’s market right now means many corporate travel buyers are waiting until later than usual to start rate negotiations for the coming year. It also means the dynamic discount model hotels began pushing well before the pandemic — which then served as a component of the dual-rate…

Tripbam Hotel Booking Data Shows Glimpses Of Normalcy

Demand for corporate travel lodging is accelerating but it’s not just volume that’s closing in on familiar territory. Average rates and the brands getting bookings also look more like they did in 2019, according to Tripbam data presented this month. “We are seeing a rapid increase in rate,” said Tripbam CEO Steve Reynolds during his…

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 States, they’re limited to a handful of smaller boutique hotels and leisure/resort properties — for now. A few other countries already enacted rules requiring proof of vaccination for lodging guests,…

Christopherson Business Travel-Backed Startup Wants You To Make The Most Out Of Your PTO

Flexibility, support for mental well-being, time off and self-care are among the top priorities for human resources today as organizations grapple with effects of the pandemic beyond the physical health threat. Workloads grew for those still employed, and burnout is epidemic. Dónde hopes travel can be a cure. The Salt Lake City-based startup, named after…

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